Health

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”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | August 01, 2018

Common eye conditions that men will often ignore are blurred vision, double vision, loss of peripheral vision, lumps on eyelids, and discolorations to the eyes. Men near the age of 40 or older will experience a gradual decline in their near vision. This natural condition (called presbyopia) results as the lens inside the eyes begin to harden. Focusing on near … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire Upcoming Event(s)

By Savannah Tribune | July 25, 2018

The Rape Crisis Center will host a back to school/college self-defense class Sunday, August 5. Safer U: Self Defense Class – Back to School Edition The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire presentsa2hour“Safer U” self-defense class, facilitated by Todd Mashburn, a certified and experienced Krav Maga Instructor. The class will be hosted at First Presbyterian Church of Savannah, 520 … Continue reading “Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire Upcoming Event(s)”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | July 25, 2018

Children need sunglasses just as much as adults. Although kids are not as interested in wearing them as a fashion accessory like adults are, kids need sunglasses for protection more than adults because they spend more time outdoors in direct sunlight. Children’s sunglasses are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes. And virtually any children’s frame can be … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

World Breastfeeding Week Event Scheduled

By Savannah Tribune | July 11, 2018

On Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Forsyth Park from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. during the Farmers’ Market, World Breastfeeding Week celebrations will begin. The celebrations will include a walk for breastfeeding awareness, prize giveaways, and information on the benefits of breastfeeding. The event is free and family friendly. There is no cost to register. To register for the event … Continue reading “World Breastfeeding Week Event Scheduled”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | June 20, 2018

Sunglasses are very important for protecting your eyes from harmful sunrays. Although sunglasses are not just a fashion accessory, they should provide protection to your eyes to prevent common eye conditions such as dry eye syndrome and cataracts. Sunglasses are not just for adults, kids are also advised to wear sunglasses because they tend to be outdoors in direct sunlight … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

Savannah State Receives $2.2 Million In STEM Grants

By Savannah Tribune | June 13, 2018

Savannah State University (SSU) has been awarded two grants through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), totaling more than $2.2 million, that are focused on supporting and enhancing the research learning experience for SSU students. Karla-Sue Marriott, Ph.D., is the principal investigator for the Achieving Diversity through Integrative Scientific Research Experience (ADISRE) grant for $1.3 million through 2023. Marriott is … Continue reading “Savannah State Receives $2.2 Million In STEM Grants”

Attention: Know Your Status Free HIV Testing

By Savannah Tribune | June 13, 2018

There will be FREE HIV testing on Thursday, June 14, 2018; 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at the Moses Jackson Advancement Center located at 1410 B Richards St. in West Savannah. Visit www.savannahga.gov and search Resource Center. For more info call (912) 525-2166 or stop by 1410-B Richards St.

‘Eye Care’ For You Vision Screening vs Eye Exam

By Savannah Tribune | June 06, 2018

A commonly asked question is: My child just had a vision screening at school and passed. Do the child still need an eye exam? The answer is absolutely Yes. School vision screenings are designed to detect gross vision problems. But kids can pass a screening at school and still have vision problems that can affect their learning and school performance. … Continue reading “‘Eye Care’ For You Vision Screening vs Eye Exam”

Planet Fitness Facilities Free Of Charge To All Members Of The Military

By Savannah Tribune | May 23, 2018

Memorial Day is more than just the official start to the summer season. It’s an important day to remember those men and women who died in military service. It’s a day to honor all branches of the military, all wars and anyone who served for their country. In honor of all U.S. service personnel this Memorial Day, Planet Fitness is … Continue reading “Planet Fitness Facilities Free Of Charge To All Members Of The Military”