Health

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | January 16, 2019

In Light of this being National Glaucoma Awareness month, it is important enlighten you more about this condition. Glaucoma has been described as the “sneak thief of sight” because it is a silent blinding eye condition that can result in profound vision loss and eventually blindness if left untreated. Below is a brief description of types of glaucoma. Open-Angle Glaucoma: … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“Eye Care” For You January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Savannah Tribune | January 02, 2019

More than three million people in the United States have glaucoma, a disease that damages the optic nerve and can lead to blindness. Unfortunately, nearly half of those with glaucoma are not even aware that they have it. Are you one of them? You owe it to yourself to find out by getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam that includes … Continue reading ““Eye Care” For You January is Glaucoma Awareness Month”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | December 19, 2018

As we enter the end of the year and this holiday season, we should take a moment and reflect back over the last 11 months and find something good that has happened to us in the terms of our health. Perhaps you were able to control your blood pressure or diabetes better, you got a clean bill of health from … 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 | 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”

“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”