Health

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | March 20, 2019

It’s allergy season in the Low Country. Spring has almost arrived and so have the symptoms. From itchy nose, sneezing, sniffing, and trouble breathing, to red eyes, swollen eyelids, and terrible irritation in the eyes, the allergy season is upon us and here is what you can do to help relieve your symptoms. All too often, I see patients who … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

Applications Open for 2019-2020 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships For Mental Health Journalism

By Savannah Tribune | March 13, 2019

Applications from U.S. citizens and residents are now being accepted for eight oneyear journalism fellowships with the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program. These fellowships aim to enhance public understanding of mental health and substance use conditions and reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with these illnesses through balanced and accurate reporting. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 10, … Continue reading “Applications Open for 2019-2020 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships For Mental Health Journalism”

Community Discussion Series To Continue With Mental Illness And Faith Event

By Savannah Tribune | March 06, 2019

On Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m., the Let’s Talk Mental Illness Community Discussion Series: Mental Illness and Faith will be held at Wesley Oak United Methodist Church, 3124 E. Victory Drive. The fourth event in The ELLA Foundation’s Let’s Talk Mental Illness Community Discussion Series will explore the intersection of religion, faith and mental illness. The … Continue reading “Community Discussion Series To Continue With Mental Illness And Faith Event”

Red Cross Volunteers Assessing Storm Damage Across Georgia Responding to Emergency Needs

By Savannah Tribune | March 06, 2019

With damage reports coming in from a dozen Georgia counties after Sunday’s severe weather, Red Cross volunteers are busy assessing the impact in local communities and meeting the emergency needs of residents for food and shelter. Dozens of homes were affected by Sunday’s storms and tornadoes statewide. Power outages are a concern with frigid weather in the forecast this week, … Continue reading “Red Cross Volunteers Assessing Storm Damage Across Georgia Responding to Emergency Needs”

Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez Shares How to Protect Your Sensitive Skin

By Savannah Tribune | March 06, 2019

• Hydrate Skin Everyday : During winter and as we enter a new season, be consistent with your skincare routine and your skin-care choices. Always opt for a hydrating cleanser and moisturizer. Moisturizer should be applied at least twice a day, or several times throughout the day (i.e. when you wash your hands, returning indoors after being outside, etc.) to … Continue reading “Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez Shares How to Protect Your Sensitive Skin”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU Yikes!… Do I Have “Pink Eye?”

By Savannah Tribune | February 27, 2019

Have you ever had a red eye and wondered if you had “pink eye?” Most people panic and think that every red eye is a contagious “pink eye.” Technically, a real “pink eye” is a contagious infection/inflammation of the tissue on the eye called the conjunctiva. The conjunctivitis can be caused by a bacteria, an allergen, or a virus. The … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU Yikes!… Do I Have “Pink Eye?””

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | February 20, 2019

Did you know that 8 out of 10 people who work are bothered by vision related fatigue from computers when they are at work? Symptoms range from fatigue and headaches, to dry eyes and blurred vision. Digital eyestrain and light sensitivity not only affect those in the workplace, but kids also. The average school-aged child spends more than 4 hours … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | February 13, 2019

Macular degeneration (or AMD) is an age-related condition in which a part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear vision. The macula is responsible for central vision – that part of our sight we use to read, drive and recognize faces. Side vision (or peripheral vision) is unaffected by AMD. … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

Memorial Health to Host ‘Learn More About Hernia’ Seminar

By Savannah Tribune | January 30, 2019

Memorial Health will host a free community seminar, “Learn More About Hernias,” at 6 p.m., Thursday, February 7. Dr. Oliver Whipple, laparoscopic and robotic surgeon with Memorial Health University Physicians, will lead the presentation, which will be held at Memorial Health GenerationOne, 1100 Eisenhower Drive in the Eisenhower Shopping Center. About 5 million people in the U.S. are living with … Continue reading “Memorial Health to Host ‘Learn More About Hernia’ Seminar”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | January 30, 2019

As much as the temperatures have fluctuated recently in the low country, many of you may be wondering why your eyes have been “feeling” and “seeing” a little differently. The atmosphere around us (whether hot or cold) can cause dry eye symptoms. These symptoms include a dry, scratchy, gritty feeling in the eyes, blurred vision, and often times teary eyes. … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”