Health

World AIDS Day Events Scheduled

By Savannah Tribune | November 22, 2017

The Coastal Health District Prevention Program will be conducting free and confidenial HIV testing in observance of World AIDS Day on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.at the Union Event Room “C” (upstairs) Savannah State University (in conjunction with Savannah State University’s “Know to Live” HIV & Substance Abuse Program Also on Friday, December 1st, 8 a.m. … Continue reading “World AIDS Day Events Scheduled”

‘EYE CARE’ FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | November 22, 2017

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”

Speakers Sought for 2018 Encourage Health Series

By Savannah Tribune | November 22, 2017

Healthy Savannah and enmarket are accepting speaking nominations for the 2018 Encourage Health Educational Series. This marks the fifth year for the health-focused series, which features speakers on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. As the event is centered around offering health education to the Savannah community, all speakers are volunteers and do not receive financial compensation … Continue reading “Speakers Sought for 2018 Encourage Health Series”

ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15th

By Savannah Tribune | November 15, 2017

The enrollment period to be covered by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) began Nov.1st, and is scheduled to end Dec. 15th, for those hoping to qualify for health care coverage beginning January 1, 2018. The Trump Administration, which has made no secret of its wish to “repeal and replace” President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, has done everything it … Continue reading “ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15th”

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer

By Savannah Tribune | November 08, 2017

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP) will host a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event on Thursday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LCRP lobby, 225 Candler Drive (directly across Reynolds Street from Candler Hospital). A nurse navigator and other LCRP staff and volunteers will be handing out educational materials, offering interactive displays … Continue reading “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer”

‘EYE CARE’ FOR YOU’ “How Does Cold Weather Affect My Eyes?”

By Savannah Tribune | November 01, 2017

The temperature in the low country will be fluctuating in the coming weeks and many of you may be wondering why your eyes are “feeling” and “seeing” a little differently. The atmosphere around us (whether hot or cold) can cause dry eye symptoms. These symptoms include a dry, scratchy, gritty feeling in the eyes, blurred vision, and often times teary … Continue reading “‘EYE CARE’ FOR YOU’ “How Does Cold Weather Affect My Eyes?””

Free Smoking Cessation Classes in November

By Savannah Tribune | November 01, 2017

In preparation for the Great American Smokeout on November 16, the Coastal Health District Chronic Disease Prevention Program will hold free smoking cessation classes on November 7 and 9. The sessions will be as follows: Tuesday, November 7 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.at 400 Mall Blvd., Suite G (second floor). Thursday, November 9 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. … Continue reading “Free Smoking Cessation Classes in November”

‘EYE CARE’ FOR YOU: “Controlling Nearsightedness in Children”

By Savannah Tribune | October 25, 2017

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision problem that causes one’s vision to be blurry in the distance. Nearsighted children tend to squint to see things far away. Sometimes, they will 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 so critical … Continue reading “‘EYE CARE’ FOR YOU: “Controlling Nearsightedness in Children””