Health

  Children’s Hospital staff hosts ‘Snow Day’ for patients

Petcare Wellness Center opens at Walmart on Ogeechee Rd.

  Memorial Health planning new emergency rooms in Pooler, Richmond Hill

CDC confirms 14th coronavirus case in U.S.

  Training held to treat heart attack patients

  New dental clinic for children opens at Chatham Co. Health Dept.

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  Financial struggles put Evans Memorial Hospital in a bind

DPH: About 200 travelers in Ga. are self-monitoring for novel coronavirus after returning from China

  Savannah Tech hosts ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’

At least 200 infected with Norovirus after visiting casino in Louisiana

  Hilton Head Hospital holds cardiac age screening as part of Heart Health Month

Coastal Health District holding free HIV testing events throughout February

  Celebrity cancer diagnoses encouraging people to get checked by doctors

February is Cancer prevention month. While so many are talking about ways you can prevent it, several celebrities have announced they are battling a form of the disease.

Memorial Health opens new Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Program

Rather than putting their patients into a treatment program that doesn't exactly fit their needs, Memorial Health launched a new program to better serve their patients.

  SCCPSS sends out notice on Coronavirus, local physician says nothing to worry about yet

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System sent out notices Wednesday warning students and parents to look out for symptoms of Coronavirus.

  Fighting germs and avoiding viruses

This year, germs are spreading rapidly. From the national news of coronavirus, to the flu here locally, several are looking for ways to get rid of the germs and stay healthy.

Ga. health officials partner with CDC to monitor coronavirus

  20-year-old Virginia man has leg amputated after severe complications from flu

  Doctors talk about Coronavirus’ impact on the Coastal Empire

  Flu season continues, various treatments hitting the market

  Coastal Health District offers drive-thru flu shot clinic

  Doctors see rise in severe RSV cases in Savannah

DHEC: 9 flu-related deaths reported in South Carolina this week

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, there have been nine flu-related deaths reported in South Carolina this week.

ALERT: Depression medication recalled due to labeling error

A particular depression medication is being recalled due to a labeling error related to the dosage strength of the medicine.

S.C. doctors say early surge in flu cases, unusual trends are concerning

The latest South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Environmental Control (SCDHEC) report shows 708 reported flu cases already this season.

  Family goes home after nearly 100 days in Memorial Health’s NICU

Drew Powell was born back in September at just 25 weeks old. After nearly 100 days in the hospital, she finally gets to go home with her whole family.

Flu restrictions for visitors in place at Beaufort Memorial

Flu cases in South Carolina are high and widespread right now, which are forcing some hospitals to take precautions to keep others healthy.

  Flu cases in Ga., S.C. continue to rise

Flu cases continue to rise in both South Carolina and Georgia.

  Doctors urge you to mind your mental health this holiday season

The to-do list for Christmas can get long and that can leave some feeling stressed out. To avoid a blue Christmas doctors say you need to be mindful of your mental health and that of those around you.

Darien Pharmacy, pharmacist agree to $3.1 million civil judgment

A Darien pharmacy and former pharmacist-in-charge have agreed to judgments totaling over $3 million to resolve a civil lawsuit alleging they filled thousands of prescriptions for illegitimate medical reasons.

High school students close to certification in emergency response

It’s real life training and while students are in high school.

  Protect yourself from the flu this holiday season

The flu is already making headlines this year as it’s widespread even in Georgia.

Coastal Health District offering free flu shots Thursday in 8 area counties

Eight area health departments will be offering free flu shots on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Hair dye, chemical straighteners linked to increased cancer risk, study shows

If you've ever wondered if using the hair products was safe, scientists are tackling the issue!

  Savannah girl diagnosed with EEE

A mystery illness left a little girl in the hospital for a month. Now, the family has answers, but no cure. Doctors pinpointed it to a mosquito borne virus.

National Influenza Vaccination Week begins

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week.

  Health District raises HIV awareness ahead of World AIDs Day

Dozens of people came to the West Broad Seventh Day Adventist Church sporting red to raise awareness for HIV and AIDs ahead of World AIDs Day.

St. Joseph’s/Candler implements visitor restrictions due to increasing number of flu cases

St. Joseph’s/Candler is implementing its visitor restrictions due to a rapidly increasing number of flu cases in our area.

Latest numbers show flu activity on the rise across Ga. and Ala.

The percentage of outpatient visits for flu-like symptoms was above the regional baseline at just over 4 percent.

  Dream Center offers recovery, redemption

The life of addiction is one many people can’t relate to. But, the founder of an organization in Vidalia can.

  Free dental day at Howard Family Dental

By the end of Friday, a dentist office in Pooler will have treated 250 free of charge.

UGA Skidaway scientists find microplastic in coastal water

Many of us use plastic products daily, but have you ever wondered what their effect is on the environment?

Mercer, HCA South Atlantic Division sign academic partnership agreement

Mercer University School of Medicine and the South Atlantic Division of HCA have signed an academic partnership agreement.

St. Joseph’s/Candler African American Health Information and Resource Center celebrates 20 years

The St. Joseph’s/Candler African American Health Information and Resource Center celebrated 20 years on Thursday.

  Lowcounty seeing uptick in respiratory infections

While you’re passing the turkey and dressing around the table for Thanksgiving, make sure you aren’t passing along germs with it.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

SC horse found to have virus that can be deadly to humans

The Equine Disease Communication Center reports the 5-year-old gelding’s body was found near a herd of wild ponies on Nov. 8 on St. Helena Island.

Physicians warn about dangers of pediatric flu

This year’s flu season claimed its first child death.

  Coastal Health District encouraging measles vaccine

Three more cases of measles have been confirmed in Georgia.

Raccoon tests positive for rabies on Savannah’s Southside

The Chatham County Health District says a raccoon on Westminister Road in the Georgetown area of Chatham County has tested positive for rabies.

  Richmond Hill Fire starts initiative to help those battling addiction

The department recently launched a new safe space initiative, for people to come to the fire department and receive help at any time.

  Drive-thru flu shot clinic provides special practice for health workers

The drive-thru flu shot clinic was held outside the McIntosh County Health Department on Thursday.

Vaping, e-cigarettes aren’t a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking, study says

The study found teens who experiment with vaping are more likely to try cigarettes but vaping first does not increase their odds of becoming smokers.

DHEC confirms SC’s first flu-related death of the season

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Thursday that the state has suffered its first flu-related death of the season.

  Flu shot administrations up by almost 50% according to Coastal Health District

So far this year in Georgia, flu season has been pretty typical, but that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down.

Is it the flu or vaping-related illness? Why doctors say it could be difficult to tell apart

Health professionals are still looking into the products and chemicals that could be causing the vaping-related illness outbreak across the nation. But doctors are concerned the next few months could be challenging as the flu season kicks into high gear.

Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public about a recall of one lot of Alprazolam Tablets. The medication is being recalled due to the potential presence of a foreign substance.

Humid, windy days are worse for pain, study says

The new study says humid and windy days are worse for pain.

Drive-thru flu clinic canceled at Fort Stewart

A drive-thru flu clinic scheduled for military members and their families at Fort Stewart has been canceled.

J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care to roll out new mobile unit at Stand Down for Homelessness event

More health care options are coming to those living in Savannah.

Possible links to vaping and flu, experts say get your shots

South Georgia Medical experts are saying there is a possible connection between vaping related illnesses and the flu.

Hilton Head Island fighting drug crisis after four people overdose in three weeks

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is trying to educate people on how they can prevent overdoses.

  Hilton Head Island medical clinics recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Healthcare professionals stress that early detection saves lives when it comes to breast cancer, and that it all starts with a trip to your doctor’s office.

  Flu shots available to all students at Effingham County schools

Effingham County students won’t have to go far for their flu shot this year.

Second vaping-related death reported in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting the state’s second death from a vaping-related illness.

Raccoon tests positive for rabies on Isle of Hope

A family’s dog had contact with the animal on Smith Drive.

  Chatham Orthopaedic offering free community seminars to the public

These community seminars are free, and offer the people access to physicians and other medical personnel.

5th annual Bra Project kicks off in the Lowcountry

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a project underway in the Lowcountry is once again supporting local patients and survivors.

  Topping-off ceremony for new standalone children’s facility at Memorial Health

A major milestone was completed Thursday for the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital in Savannah.

  Lowcountry healthcare officials bracing for flu season

Health officials anticipate another big flu outbreak this season based on predictions from the Centers for Disease Control.

St. Joseph’s/Candler holding annual SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo in Savannah

The 17th annual SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo was held at the Savannah Convention Center on Wednesday.

  Youth has higher rates of HIV infection in Coastal Ga.

Georgia ranks No. 1 in the nation for new HIV infection rates.

Flu vaccine available at several county health departments

It may still feel like summer outside, but this year’s flu season has already begun.

  Nurse practitioner wins annual James R. Lientz Humanitarian award

St. Joseph’s/Candler held the 27th annual James R Lientz Humanitarian award ceremony on Thursday.

How to seek treatment for opioid use disorder in South Carolina

Experts want people to know there are many paths to recovery.

  Vidalia hospital could be joining HCA Healthcare

In Vidalia, one regional hospital announced this week they could be joining one of the biggest companies in the country.

Coastal Health District holding National Diabetes Prevention Program kickoff meeting

The Coastal Health District will host a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26 to discuss the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Ga. Department of Public Health identifies state’s first death from vaping-related illness

The department states the patient had a history of heavy nicotine vaping, but no reported history of vaping THC.

  Chatham County health experts monitoring vaping illnesses

Lung illnesses from vaping has the Georgia Coastal Health District concerned for the public’s safety.

CofC confirms Mumps outbreak on campus

Three people on the campus of the College of Charleston have tested positive for the mumps virus, the school confirmed Monday.