Health

Savannah-Chatham County Council on Disability Issues Scheduled To Meet

By Savannah Tribune | November 27, 2019

The December meeting of the Savannah Chatham County Council on Disability Issues (SCCDI) is schedule for Monday, December 9th at 2:00pm at the Transit Center on Oglethorpe Avenue. The guest speaker will be Adam Walker, Executive Director of St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System’s Johnny’s Bridges to Hope, a free, confidential resource for families with a mentally-ill family member. SCCDI’s purpose is … Continue reading “Savannah-Chatham County Council on Disability Issues Scheduled To Meet”

Great Youth Gives Hope Through Notes

By Savannah Tribune | November 27, 2019

Over 10 million American adults have contemplated suicide. Over two million youths have major depression. These are the numbers from a study of cases from 2012 to 2017 conducted by nonprofit Mental Health America. mhanational.org/issues/ state-mental-health-america# Key “There are so many people out there who need to hear that they are worth it, loved, and that they matter.” Words spoken … Continue reading “Great Youth Gives Hope Through Notes”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | November 27, 2019

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”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | November 20, 2019

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated globally on November 14 to raise awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The more you know, the better you are able to see the signs of this condition long before it can cause serious harm to not only eyes, but other parts of your body. Type … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

With Open Enrollment Underway, Seniors Across Seven Savannah-Area Counties Trail National Average in Medicare Advantage Participation

By Savannah Tribune | November 18, 2019

Today Clover Health, an innovative technology company improving health outcomes for America’s seniors, revealed that just 30% of seniors across seven Savannah-area counties (Beaufort, Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Jasper, and Liberty) are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, despite significant increases in enrollment nationwide over the past decade. Each fall, older adults enrolled in Medicare are able to easily switch … Continue reading “With Open Enrollment Underway, Seniors Across Seven Savannah-Area Counties Trail National Average in Medicare Advantage Participation”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | November 13, 2019

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 ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | October 30, 2019

Amblyopia is the medical term for what is known as “lazy eye.” Most people think lazy eye means the eyes are crossed. Some even think that lazy eye is when one eyelid is lower than the other. But specifically, lazy eye means that one eye cannot see equal to the other. Sometimes this occurs thru eye development from birth and … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

Effingham TLOD Present Sleep Seminar

By Savannah Tribune | October 23, 2019

The Effingham Chapter Of Top Ladies Of Distinction Wellness Committee will present a seminar: “Understanding Sleep And Sleep Disturbances” on November 2, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. at Thankful Missionary Baptist Church, 820 Martin Luther King BLVD., Savannah, Georgia 31415, Rev. Dr. Bobby Jones, Pastor. This Seminar is free and open to the public. Please register by calling … Continue reading “Effingham TLOD Present Sleep Seminar”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | October 23, 2019

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 if your eyes are … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU”