Health

“Eye Care” For You January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Savannah Tribune | January 18, 2023

More than three million people in the United States have glaucoma, a disease that damages the optic nerve and can lead to blindness. Unfortunately, nearly half of those with glaucoma are not even aware that they have it. Are you one of them? You owe it to yourself to find out by getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam that includes … Continue reading ““Eye Care” For You January is Glaucoma Awareness Month”

Eye Care For You

By Savannah Tribune | December 28, 2022

As we enter the end of the year and this holiday season, take a moment and reflect back to find something good that has happened to us in the terms of our health. Perhaps you were able to control your blood pressure or diabetes better, or maybe you got a clean bill of health from your annual physical. Hopefully, you … Continue reading “Eye Care For You”

World AIDS Day HIV Testing Events Scheduled

By Savannah Tribune | November 16, 2022

The Coastal Health District HIV Prevention Program has scheduled Free and Confidential HIV Testing Events in observance of World AIDS Day. On Monday, November 21st at The Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive, testing will take place from 10 AM – 4 PM. Free frozen turkey for all who get tested, while supplies last. Limit one turkey per household. … Continue reading “World AIDS Day HIV Testing Events Scheduled”

November Is Diabetic Awareness Month:

By Savannah Tribune | November 16, 2022

November has been declared by Prevent Blindness as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month to educate the public on the effects of diabetes on vision, risk factors and treatment options. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in America and especially so among African Americans. The number of diabetes cases continues to increase, and the condition is hitting … Continue reading “November Is Diabetic Awareness Month:”