Health

Chatham County Health Department Opens Dental Clinic for Children

By Savannah Tribune | February 19, 2020

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today for the Chatham County Health Department Dental Clinic for Children. In attendance were public health representatives, Chatham County Board of Health members, and city and county officials. The Dental Clinic will serve children ages 0-17. The Dental Clinic features three treatment rooms and an X-ray room and offers services including cleanings, sealants, fillings, extractions, … Continue reading “Chatham County Health Department Opens Dental Clinic for Children”

Free Tax Assistance Through April 16th

By Savannah Tribune | February 19, 2020

FREE tax preparation assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers from the AARP Foundation, in partnership with the IRS, will assist with State & Federal tax returns through April 16. Bring all documentation and forms needed to complete your return. Registration is required in person for each day. Early arrival is strongly recommended. IRS certified volunteers from AARP … Continue reading “Free Tax Assistance Through April 16th”

Dr. Mildred McClain on Climate/Environmental Justice Panel

By Savannah Tribune | February 12, 2020

The 100% Savannah Coalition is holding a town hall on Tuesday, February 18 from 6:30-8:00 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 Harris St. The objective of the town hall is to educate the public on the potentially enormous benefits to our city of transitioning Savannah to 100% safe, clean, renewable energy. It is a project that will lift up all … Continue reading “Dr. Mildred McClain on Climate/Environmental Justice Panel”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | January 29, 2020

In Light of this being National Glaucoma Awareness month, I want to share with you more information about this condition. Glaucoma has been described as the “sneak thief of sight” because it is a silent blinding eye condition that can result in profound vision loss and eventually blindness if left untreated. Below is a brief description of types of glaucoma. … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

Memorial Health Launches New Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Program

By Savannah Tribune | January 22, 2020

Memorial Health now offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for behavioral health patients. The IOP provides comprehensive psychiatric care during the day and the patient returns home each afternoon. Sessions are conducted four days a week and a patient’s program usually is 2-4 weeks. “Our intensive outpatient program is designed for patients age 18 and older whose emotional health issues … Continue reading “Memorial Health Launches New Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Program”

Critical Need For Blood And Platelet Donors After The Holidays

By Savannah Tribune | January 15, 2020

The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O blood. To help tackle the … Continue reading “Critical Need For Blood And Platelet Donors After The Holidays”

Hospice Savannah’s 12th Annual Lecture Series To Focus on Self Compassion

By Savannah Tribune | January 15, 2020

Hospice Savannah’s 12th Annual Lecture Series presented by St. Joseph’s/ Candler Foundations explores the mental, spiritual and physical stresses of being a professional or non-professional healthcare provider or caregiver. Guest speakers are Dr. Michael Kearney, a native of Ireland and renowned palliative care physician, and his wife, psychologist Dr. Radhule Weininger. The public is invited to enjoy coffee, pastries and … Continue reading “Hospice Savannah’s 12th Annual Lecture Series To Focus on Self Compassion”

American Cyanamid Workers Diagnosed With Cancer Secure Cash Benefits From Multiple Private Trust

By Savannah Tribune | January 15, 2020

Federal Courts Require Asbestos Manufacturers to Compensate Cancer Victims Plant workers employed before 1981 diagnosed with various cancers are entitled to special benefits. Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer, pharyngeal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and mesothelioma are frequently caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos-laced products were used for decades at American Cyanamid. Neither employees nor management were aware … Continue reading “American Cyanamid Workers Diagnosed With Cancer Secure Cash Benefits From Multiple Private Trust”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | January 15, 2020

Did you know that GLAUCOMA is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness among African Americans and Hispanics. And that glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Do this brief survey to see if you are at risk. Ask yourself these questions: • When was your last … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

Savannah Seniors, Let’s Toast To A New Decade Of Health

By Savannah Tribune | December 31, 2019

While the start of a new year can be a cherished time for reflection and celebration, the pressure to get to work on those New Year’s resolutions can also be overwhelming. With a new decade just around the corner, many of us are gearing up to make our annual resolutions. However, it’s important to create realistic, measurable goals that last … Continue reading “Savannah Seniors, Let’s Toast To A New Decade Of Health”