Seniors' Health

 
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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Know Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. That’s why all adults aged 50 and older — and some younger adults, depending on their risk factors — should receive regular colorectal screenings, including a colonoscopy. Take a free online risk assessment from Tanner now to know your risk.

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Alisha Goodrum, MD, Joins Tanner Primary Care at Mirror Lake
Whether seeking care for a lingering cough or looking for a partner to help you effectively manage your blood pressure, having access to a reliable primary care provider can be invaluable for one’s health. Now, more access to essential primary care services is coming to Villa Rica as Alisha Goodrum, MD, joins the patient care team at Tanner Primary Care at Mirror Lake.
 
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