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Tanner Offering New ‘Diabetes 101’ Class
March 22, 2019
A diagnosis of diabetes or being told one is at risk for developing the disease can raise a host of questions: What is it? How can I stop it? How can I control it? Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well is offering a free class to serve as a primer for those at risk of — or recently diagnosed with — type 2 diabetes. Diabetes 101 is a two-hour introduction to type 2 diabetes, discussing the risks of the disease, what causes it, how to prevent it and effective strategies in managing it. The class will be led by Peggy Cooper, RN, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, as well as Claudia Weekes, RD, LD, a registered and licensed dietitian. Diabetes rates in the United States have almost doubled in the past 20 years, with nearly 10 percent of ...
Carrollton Among Finalists for National Health Prize
March 21, 2019
The nonprofit organization that ranks the nation’s healthiest communities each year is turning its attention to the gains being made in west Georgia. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced that Carrollton is among the 12 ...
‘Move It Mondays’ Kicks Off Again March 11
March 05, 2019
Sometimes the first step in becoming more physically active — is just to take a step. Group fitness has have helped many people find the motivation and inspiration to become more physically active and do things they never thought they ...
Tanner Hospitals Awarded for Outstanding Patient Experience
March 01, 2019
The best care a healthcare provider can offer is the kind that puts patients first. That’s the standard of care provided at Tanner Health System, and that higher level of care has earned two of the health system’s hospitals quality ...
Take Your Tai Chi to the Next Level With Tanner’s Tai Chi 2.0
February 28, 2019
For hundreds of area residents, the tai chi classes offered through Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well have been a slow, fluid motion toward improving their strength, flexibility, balance and overall health. Now, those who ...
Tanner Heart Care to Hold Giveaway for Two AEDs
February 25, 2019
Emergency department physicians and interventional cardiologists save hearts and lives every day at Tanner Health System’s accredited chest pain centers at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton and Tanner Medical Center/Villa ...
Free Diabetes Prevention Classes Starting March 11
February 13, 2019
More than 84 million Americans — 1 in 3 adults — have prediabetes, a dangerous condition that puts them at elevated risk for developing type 2 diabetes. And in the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes ...