Pediatrics

Read This, Eat That: Storybooks Teaching Students to Eat Healthier
Students never know what fun they might find in their school’s library — exciting stories, brave characters and — at Buchanan Primary School (BPS) at least — delicious-smelling treats. Paige Barger, the media specialist at BPS, has been teaching students at Buchanan Primary to take their imagination and creativity to new heights — and their taste buds to new and healthier places with the help of the Kids ‘N the Kitchen mobile teaching cart from Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well.
 
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Tanner Presents Students With Future of Health Care Scholarships
Tanner Health System recently presented its annual Future of Health Care Scholarship Awards to students from the region who are pursuing a degree in medicine or as an advanced practice provider.
 
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Tanner Reintroduces Visitor Policy to Protect Patients, Community From Flu
With flu activity in Georgia and Alabama reaching widespread levels, Tanner Health System has put back in place its visitor policy to help curtail the spread of the virus in the region while also protecting its patients. The health system is asking for anyone who is not an immediate family member or significant other of a patient — as well as anyone who is 13 or younger or who has flu-like symptoms — to refrain from visiting patients at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica, Higgins General Hospital in Bremen, Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama in Wedowee and the inpatient behavioral health facility at Willowbrooke at Tanner in Villa Rica.
 
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Pediatricians Renew Call to Abandon Spanking

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics is strengthening its recommendation to ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment, citing new research that says that type of discipline can affect normal brain development.

Harsh verbal punishment, such as shaming or humiliation, is also a threat to children, the AAP says in an updated policy statement.

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