Health

Operation Empower Health – Greater Savannah Coming In May

By Savannah Tribune | March 14, 2018

Thousands of people in need of medical care can receive it at no-cost in May during Operation Empower Health – Greater Savannah, a U.S. Military exercise supported by St. Joseph’s/ Candler and Georgia Southern University. Troops from all over the United States will deploy to Savannah and set up medical, dental, vision and veterinary services in four key locations from … Continue reading “Operation Empower Health – Greater Savannah Coming In May”

It’s“EYE AllergyCARE” Season FOR Already? YOU

By Savannah Tribune | March 14, 2018

Yes…, Already, allergy season is here! The pollen came sooner than many of us were expecting this year, but it is safe to say, allergy season has arrived. The yellow dust on our cars makes it evident. If you are allergic to tree pollen, you may not be feeling your best these days, but hang in there…, relief is coming. … Continue reading “It’s“EYE AllergyCARE” Season FOR Already? YOU”

The 7th Annual Get Your Rear In Gear 5K Run/Walk To Be Held

By Savannah Tribune | February 28, 2018

The 7th Annual Get Your Rear In Gear 5K Run/Walk will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive (across from Candler Hospital on Reynolds Street). This popular 5K is part of a nationwide running series helping to raise awareness of colon cancer. Funds raised will help provide colorectal … Continue reading “The 7th Annual Get Your Rear In Gear 5K Run/Walk To Be Held”

Conference To Be Held On the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of African- American Men

By Savannah Tribune | February 28, 2018

Floyd and Associates, an African centered mental health practice based in Augusta, GA area, with South University presents The 1st Annual Conference on Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of African- American Men on Saturday, March 10th, 2017 at 9:30 AM to 4:15 PM, at South University- Savannah Campus on 709 Mall Blvd, Savannah GA, 31406, The Pharmacy Building. “February … Continue reading “Conference To Be Held On the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of African- American Men”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU DOC… Do I Have To Be Dilated?

By Savannah Tribune | February 21, 2018

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 the entire eye health has been checked. Why is it this so important? Your doctor has to assess the inside of your eyes to determine if there is any disease that … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU DOC… Do I Have To Be Dilated?”

EOA Receives $5000 Grant From WellCare

By Savannah Tribune | February 14, 2018

Economic Opportunity for Savannah-Chatham County Area, Inc. (EOA) received a $5,000 grant from WellCare of Georgia, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., to provide utility assistance to individuals in the Savannah community. “This grant will allow us to provide additional assistance to low-income seniors and families in our community,” said Ms. Tom E. McBeth, executive director of the EOA. … Continue reading “EOA Receives $5000 Grant From WellCare”

Community Heart Health Fair

By Savannah Tribune | February 14, 2018

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Sigma Omega chapter will host a “Community Heart Health Fair” to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke. February, designated as American Heart Month, is an ideal time to remind Americans, especially women, to focus on their hearts. The biggest part of living healthy comes down to making healthy choices. The “Community Heart Health … Continue reading “Community Heart Health Fair”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | January 31, 2018

80% of what your child is taught in school is presented to them visually. So, there’s no question that good vision is important for learning. If your child is having difficulty in school, it may be due to a learning related visual problem. A comprehensive eye examination can address many visual problems children may have. In addition, a behavioral vision … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

St. Joseph’s/Candler WomenHeart February Heart Month Events

By Savannah Tribune | January 31, 2018

WomenHeart Savannah is a multi-faceted program of WomenHeart www.womenheart.org, the leading national coalition of women heart patients that educates, advocates and supports thousands of women with or at risk of heart disease, the #1 killer of women. Partnering with the St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital System, a member of the WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance program, WomenHeart Savannah is led by a team … Continue reading “St. Joseph’s/Candler WomenHeart February Heart Month Events”

‘EYE CARE’ FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | January 24, 2018

Did you know that GLAUCOMA is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness among African Americans? It is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and I want to take this opportunity to educate you about this “sneak thief” of sight. Vision loss in glaucoma results from damage to the optic … Continue reading “‘EYE CARE’ FOR YOU”