Health

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | November 14, 2018

Have you ever observed someone with droopy eyelids? If so, this eyelid disorder is known as ptosis (pronounced “toesis”). Sometimes the droop can be very noticeable while other times it is barely seen. Ptosis can occur in children and adults. It can result from a muscle or nerve defect, or it is more commonly seen in the elderly as a … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | October 31, 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”

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”