Better health starts with prevention

Wellness. It’s the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health. We want it for ourselves, and we want it for our families. But it’s a delicate balance.  

The good news is, when it comes to wellness, Tanner is here to help.  

Wellness is about understanding risk—that's why we offer free classes and counseling on diabetes prevention, tobacco cessation and symptom management.

We’ve pulled together some great information about being and staying well and we invite you to browse through it. We’d love it if you found something here that helps you on your wellness journey. Our free health library is also a wonderful resource to help you stay well. You’ll find lots of great information to set you on the path to better health.

Start getting your healthy on today!

 
8.18.2014

Healthy tip of the week.

Walk, But Stay Safe: Tips for Pedestrians

Walking is a great way to get exercise, but it's important to follow certain safety rules to protect yourself from cars and other hazards, experts say. On average, more than 460 pedestrians are treated in U.S. emergency departments every 24 hours for traffic-related injuries, and one pedestrian dies every two hours, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, more than 4,200 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes and another 70,000 were injured. The CDC offers the following safety tips for pedestrians. Cross streets at designated crosswalks. Be careful at intersections where drivers might fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians while turning. If you walk at night, carry a flashlight and wear reflective clothing. A sidewalk is the safest place to walk. If you have to walk on the road, walk facing traffic.

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