Humane Society hosting low-cost vaccine clinics in Savannah

With the ever-present threat of diseases like rabies in our area, the Humane Society for Greater Savannah is hosting one of its low-cost, bi-monthly vaccine clinics.

  Blue Cross Blue Shield contract set to expire with Memorial Health

If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield, in less than two weeks, care at Memorial Heath may no longer be covered.

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

Raccoon tests positive for rabies on Wilmington Island

The Chatham County Health Department is reminding everyone to make sure pets are up to date on rabies vaccinations.

Be mindful of mosquitoes during Labor Day Weekend celebrations

While you're out grilling, make sure you are protecting yourself from mosquitos. So far in Georgia, there have been seven reported West Nile cases and one death.

Blue Cross Blue Shield contract ending soon with HCA hospitals in GA

Hospitals in Georgia that are owned by Hospital Corporation of America - including Memorial University Medical Center - could soon be dropped from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia's network.

7 cases, 1 death from West Nile Virus reported in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Health has confirmed seven human cases of West Nile Virus so far this year, including one death.

Good News: Volunteers in Screven Co. helping needy patients

A team of volunteers in Screven County has been helping needy patients for a decade.

Coastal Health District encourages vaccines ahead of 2018 flu season

It's hard to believe that flu season is almost here, but it is.

Raccoon killed by dogs tested positive for rabies in Chatham County

Health department leaders want pet owners to listen up after a rabid raccoon is killed by several dogs in the Daffin Heights area of Savannah.

Effingham County girl rings bell to signify last round of cancer treatment

A little girl from Effingham County living with a rare form of cancer got her last round of treatment Friday.

  Memorial Health looking to hire nurses

Memorial Health in Savannah is looking to hire at least 100 Registered Nurses - with a big push coming in the next 90 days.

Liberty Regional Medical Center cuts ribbon on new Midway campus

Healthcare just moved closer to many in Liberty County along the coast.

First-of-its-kind micro hospital coming to Lowcountry

Beaufort Memorial Hospital and the Medical University of South Carolina are teaming up to build the state's first micro hospital.

USDA offers food safety tips for storm areas

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued food safety recommendations for areas affected by winter storms.

Get health, human resources with United Way 211

United Way has designated Feb. 11 as National 211 Day in an effort to promote the United Way 211 service.

WIC call center not working

The toll-free appointment call center number 855.262.7670 for the Coastal Health District's Women, Infants, and Children's supplemental nutrition program is currently not working.

Rabies prevention tips

The Chatham County Health Department offers rabies prevention tips.

Due to increase in flu-like cases, visitor restrictions in place at St. Joseph's/Candler

Visitor restrictions have been implemented at St. Joseph's/Candler Health System hospitals due to the increasing number of flu cases in the area.

Join Team WTOC, Fitness on Broughton for 2013 MS Walk Savannah

Team WTOC wants you! We are teaming with Fitness on Broughton to raise even more money this year for MS research - so take part in the MS Walk Savannah on April 20 in Daffin Park.

Back to School Health Tip: Physicals before sports

As you make those final preparations for the new school year, we have another health tip from the experts.

  Savannah hospitals receive ‘C’ grade from Leapfrog Group

The 2016 hospital ratings have been released by the Leapfrog Group.

New prescription program helps Lowcountry patients take medicine

Did you know almost half of all patients do not take their medications as prescribed, and more than 70 percent of physicians may not know if their patients actually understand how to take them once they leave the office?

Mumps makes way to SCAD; outbreaks nationwide

Last year, the United States saw a huge increase in the number of reported cases of mumps, and so far 2017 is picking up where 2016 left off.

Young boy's medical shirt invention brought to patients in Savannah

A 9-year old Texas boy brought his invention to Memorial Health.

Infection-fighting robot used at Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Beaufort Memorial Hospital becomes the first medical facility in coastal South Carolina with a new gadget aimed at increasing patient and employee safety.

WTOC Day of Giving on Friday for the Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah

The Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah had over 70,000 children visits last year.

McIntosh County Health Dept. issues advisory for Contentment Bluff Sandbar

The McIntosh County Health Department has issued an advisory for Contentment Bluff Sandbar because of a possible risk of illness associated with water contact.

St. Joseph's/Candler: Detecting skin cancer early

Skin cancer can be hard to detect on ourselves.  We see our moles every day and it may not be obvious when they change. It may not even always be obvious to your dermatologist.

Blood donation drive underway in Bluffton

The second Neighbors in Need blood drive is underway Wednesday in Bluffton.

Free mammograms, pap tests to be offered in Savannah

Registration is underway for free mammograms and pap tests.

Chatham Co. Health Dept. host mommy, baby rally

In honor of Breastfeeding Month, the Coastal Health District along with Chatham County Health Department WIC programs and Breastfeeding Support Groups of Georgia are sponsoring a mom and baby rally Monday.

Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Chatham Co.

A raccoon in Chatham County has tested positive for rabies, according to the Chatham County Health Department.

Parents reminded to immunize kids early

Health departments are asking parents to make sure their children are properly immunized before the upcoming school year.

Nationwide cancer study seeks participants

The American Cancer Society is asking 400 men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer to participate in the study.

Health Dept. offers free HIV, AIDS testing

The Chatham County Health Department would like to remind the public of their HIV testing at no cost.

GSU offers flu shots to students, faculty and staff

Georgia Southern University will offer 2 flu clinics in January for students, faculty and staff.

WOW mobile health vehicle to provide screenings in January

The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle is providing screenings at various locations this month.

Chatham County Health Dept. Drayton St. location to close in June for renovations

The Midtown location of the Chatham County Health Department will be closed beginning June 27 as the building undergoes enhancements.

Memorial Health receives letter from HCA after failed Novant partnership

WTOC has received a copy of an email sent to Memorial Health employees on Friday morning concerning the former partnership agreement between Memorial Health and Novant Health.

Community workshop helps Savannah residents get insured

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is now underway, and Tuesday marked the first of several community enrollment events in Savannah where you can get free help signing up.