Health

As Open Enrollment Kicks Off, Seniors Exceed National Average In Medicare Advantage Participation

By Savannah Tribune | October 17, 2018

Clover Health recently revealed that 38% of seniors in Chatham County are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. This figure continues to grow, in line with increases in nationwide enrollment in recent years. As of September 2018, 51,066 adults in Chatham County were eligible for Medicare — a 7% increase since September 2017. Savannah seniors remain enrolled in Medicare Advantage … Continue reading “As Open Enrollment Kicks Off, Seniors Exceed National Average In Medicare Advantage Participation”

‘Eye Care’ For You Doc… Do I Have To Be Dilated?

By Savannah Tribune | October 17, 2018

The answer is YES. If you have ever had an eye examination but never had your eyes dilated, you have not had a thorough eye exam. The eye exam is not complete until you get your eyes dilated. Why is it this so important? So your doctor can get a good assessment of the inside of your eyes to determine … Continue reading “‘Eye Care’ For You Doc… Do I Have To Be Dilated?”

Give Hope To Cancer Patients By Giving Blood With The Red Cross

By Savannah Tribune | October 10, 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood to support cancer patients and others. Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in September 2017. Within weeks, it advanced to stage 2, forcing her to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, which required blood products. Though … Continue reading “Give Hope To Cancer Patients By Giving Blood With The Red Cross”

Healthy Savannah’s Faith and Health Coalition Hosts Health Fest on October 20

By Savannah Tribune | October 03, 2018

The Healthy Savannah Faith and Health Coalition, formed in 2014 to help faith-based organizations implement policies and programs to promote a holistic health culture, will host its first citywide health festival on Saturday, Oct. 20. The event, called Health Fest, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Bolton Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Montgomery Street. … Continue reading “Healthy Savannah’s Faith and Health Coalition Hosts Health Fest on October 20”

‘Eye Care’ For You Dry Eye Disease

By Savannah Tribune | October 03, 2018

Dry eye disease now affects many Americans. From adults to children, more than half the population suffers from dry eye disease. The most common causes range from increased aging, medical conditions such as allergies, inflammatory diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren’s Disease), diabetes, certain medications (antihistamines, birth control pills, nasal sprays) and now, computers and handheld devices (games kids play and … Continue reading “‘Eye Care’ For You Dry Eye Disease”

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

By Savannah Tribune | September 12, 2018

It’s not easy to start a conversation about suicide, but it’s worth it: speaking openly about suicide is one of the most effective ways to prevent it. That’s why, this September, during National Suicide Prevention Month, we want to speak openly about suicide, it’s impact on our community, and talk about how we can prevent work together to suicide. In … Continue reading “September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU September – Sports Eye Safety Month

By Savannah Tribune | September 05, 2018

September is Sports Eye Safety Month. Sponsored by Prevent Blindness America, this month is dedicated to be a reminder that thousands of eye injuries occur every year from sports. Contact sports like football, basketball, tennis, and soccer puts many at a higher risk for eye injury than non-contact sports such as golf, swimming, and running. Since school is back in … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU September – Sports Eye Safety Month”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | August 22, 2018

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a vision problem that causes vision to be blurry in the distance. Nearsighted children tend to squint to see things far away. Sometimes, they compensate by sitting closer in the classroom or stand closer to the tv at home. Nearsightedness in children can worsen year after year which is why it is critical to have a child’s … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

Memorial Health Adds Mass Casualty Cart

By Savannah Tribune | August 22, 2018

Memorial Health’s Level 1 trauma center recently added a mass casualty cart to its inventory of lifesaving equipment. The mass casualty cart includes enough supplies to provide treatment for 30 patients in the event of a life-threatening emergency. The cart was funded by a grant from the National Emergency Medicine Association. “What this cart will save us is time, and … Continue reading “Memorial Health Adds Mass Casualty Cart”

Memorial Health Encourages Support For Breastfeeding Moms

By Savannah Tribune | August 08, 2018

During National Breastfeeding Month this August, the primary care physicians at Memorial Health University Physicians encourage community members to support nursing mothers. The recommended period of time for mothers to breastfeed their newborn babies is 12 months, but many women who pump breastmilk in public or in the workplace are met with less-than-accepting attitudes. “We have to stop looking at … Continue reading “Memorial Health Encourages Support For Breastfeeding Moms”