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Tanner Hosting Free Education Session on Managing Congestive Heart Failure
August 16, 2019
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic, progressive condition that occurs when your heart muscle doesn’t pump blood as well as it should. A diagnosis of CHF by a cardiovascular disease specialist can stop you in your tracks, but it’s far from the end of your journey. With early detection and treatment, CHF can be slowed and even reversed. With a later stage diagnosis, treatments such as medications — along with important lifestyle changes such as exercising and reducing your sodium intake — can help you live longer and improve your quality of life. Could you have CHF? The symptoms include: shortness of breath when you exert yourself or lie down; swelling in your legs, ankles and feet; fatigue; weakness; a rapid or irregular heartbeat; a persistent ...
The Gift of Cuddles: Tanner’s Unique NICU Program Provides Comfort to Region’s Tiniest Patients
August 07, 2019
Several times a week, Barb Stayton, a retired investigator for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, passes through the swinging glass doors at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton to begin her shift as a volunteer at the hospital. But ...
Ryan Davis, MD, Joins Tanner Healthcare for Women in Villa Rica
August 07, 2019
Greater access to experienced, compassionate maternity care, advanced minimally invasive surgical care and state-of-the-art robotic-assisted surgery is coming to Villa Rica as Ryan Davis, MD, joins the patient care team at Tanner Healthcare for ...
Tanner Heart Care Awards Four AEDs in Giveaway
June 19, 2019
Four local nonprofit organizations are keeping the safety of their visitors close to their hearts. First Baptist Church of Franklin, Pinetucky Baptist Church in Heflin, Reliant Ministries Church in Dallas and the Refuge Ministries of West ...
Free Events to Teach Lifesaving CPR Basics
April 24, 2019
This May and June, Tanner Health System is offering a chance to learn the fundamentals of saving a life with free CPR training at five convenient locations throughout west Georgia and east Alabama. CPR — or cardiopulmonary resuscitation ...
Tanner: Residents Should Have a Difficult — But Necessary — Conversation
April 16, 2019
It’s hard to talk about one’s own mortality. But those conversations about what one wants at the end of life can be vital in ensuring one’s own wishes are met — and can provide a comfort to loved ones who can be assured ...
Keep Calm, Moms: Tanner Offers Prenatal Yoga
April 08, 2019
If you’re an expecting mom, your plate may be overflowing with all the things you have to get done before your little one arrives. While picking a pediatrician, shopping for baby gear and getting the nursery just right may be some of the ...