Health

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | December 05, 2018

It is December already. As you look back over 2018, you should reflect not only on what you did to help take care of others, but what you did to take care of yourself. For many of us, we get wrapped up into caring for others (family and friends) that we overlook the need to take care of our own … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU”

Eli Lilly Announces Lilly Diabetes Solutions Center to Assist People With Insulin Affordability

By Savannah Tribune | December 05, 2018

The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In the African American population, studies show that we are disproportionately affected by diabetes in comparison to the general population. The rates of diagnosed diabetes among African Americans is 12.7% compared to 7.4% of … Continue reading “Eli Lilly Announces Lilly Diabetes Solutions Center to Assist People With Insulin Affordability”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | November 28, 2018

With the changes in insurance benefits each year, this is certainly a legitimate question to ask. And, BEFORE the end of the year, now is the time to know if you have maximized your insurance benefits. Government insurances such as Medicare or Medicaid cover an eye exam every year. Medicaid is limited to one eye exam per year. Medicare will … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU”

Savannah Speech and Hearing Center Receives Thanks for Giving Holiday Grant

By Savannah Tribune | November 28, 2018

In celebration of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media, Savannah Speech and Hearing Center has received a $5000 grant as part of The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidsCent Thanks for Giving Holiday program. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, a nonprofit organization serving the speech pathology and audiology needs of the Coastal Empire, will use … Continue reading “Savannah Speech and Hearing Center Receives Thanks for Giving Holiday Grant”

GDOL Job Fair In December

By Savannah Tribune | November 28, 2018

The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with BioLife Plasma to host a job fair. The event will be held Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Savannah Career Center, 5520 White Bluff Road, Savannah, Georgia. BioLife Plasma is looking to fill positions for plasma canter nurses, medical customer service and phlebotomists in training. Job seekers interested … Continue reading “GDOL Job Fair In December”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | November 21, 2018

It’s another holiday season and it seems to have come so fast again. This holiday is one of the most important ones to enjoy. There are so many things to be thankful for in life…, for family, for friends, for loved ones, for jobs, for homes, for food…, you name it, and we can be thankful for it. Included in … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU”

Clover Health Survey Finds That 36% of Savannah Seniors Are Skipping Necessary Medical Care

By Savannah Tribune | November 21, 2018

Newly released survey results from Clover Health reveal that 36% of Savannah area seniors have skipped necessary medical care since turning 60, demonstrating the dire need for affordable and accessible healthcare services in the region. Further, the survey uncovered troubling demographic trends, finding that low-income seniors in the region are skipping medical attention at even higher rates. Nationally, 18% of … Continue reading “Clover Health Survey Finds That 36% of Savannah Seniors Are Skipping Necessary Medical Care”

Free HIV Testing

By Savannah Tribune | November 21, 2018

The Coastal Health District HIV prevention team has scheduled two HIV testing events on World AIDS Day, Saturday, December 1. Testing is always confidential and results will be available in one minute. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, December 1 Walgreens, 2109 E. Victory Drive, Savannah Walgreens, 4210 Augusta Road, Garden City Anyone with questions about testing can call Diane … Continue reading “Free HIV Testing”

Red Cross Kicks-Off “Holidays For Heroes” Campaign

By Savannah Tribune | November 14, 2018

This Veterans Day weekend Georgia’s Red Cross will join the nation in celebrating all the men and women who have selflessly served and continue to serve our country. We’re also reminding the public that some families will be will be missing service members who are deployed or convalescing in veterans’ medical facilities, nursing homes and military hospitals during the upcoming … Continue reading “Red Cross Kicks-Off “Holidays For Heroes” Campaign”

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Health Fair

By Savannah Tribune | November 14, 2018

International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star, 912 Drayton St., Savannah District Board of Directors, Savannah District City Council and Juanita Nursing Guild will hold their annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Health Fair on Saturday, November 17, 2018, 11:00am – 3:00 p.m. There will be a clothes and can goods giveaway