Health

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | September 14, 2022

More than 25,000 people seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries each year. The good news is that almost all of these injuries can be prevented. Whatever your game, whatever your age, you need to protect your eyes! For sports protection to avoid eye injuries, I recommend the following: Wear proper safety goggles (lensed polycarbonate protectors) for racquet sports, volleyball, soccer, … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU”

For Sickle Cell!!

By Savannah Tribune | September 14, 2022

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and it is a great opportunity for citizens and community organizations to collectively raise awareness for sickle cell anemia! However, families and persons diagnosed with sickle cell anemia must live the challenges of this blood disease every day. Children and adults with sickle cell anemia have sickled-shaped red blood cells that cannot travel … Continue reading “For Sickle Cell!!”

Divine Nine Fraternity Combats Health Disparities, Increased Heart Health Savvy By 99%

By Savannah Tribune | September 14, 2022

As part of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.’s 83rd Grand Conclave, plenary participants reported 99% greater familiarity with cardiovascular disease risk factors and treatment options after education sessions led by Black Health Matters and the Boston Scientific Close the Gap program. To address health inequities in the African American community, Black Health Matters in collaboration with Omega Psi Phi … Continue reading “Divine Nine Fraternity Combats Health Disparities, Increased Heart Health Savvy By 99%”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | August 24, 2022

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the cornea thins and bulges into a cone-like shape. This cone shape causes the vision to be distorted and may require special contact lens types or surgical intervention. The cause for this condition is often unknown, but it has been suggested that the collagen fibers in the eyes become weakened. When this … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | August 17, 2022

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. Does your child have any … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”