Health

  New Year’s Resolutions: How to Lose Weight Healthy & Sustainably

Brian Byers spoke to medical experts about how to reach a healthy weight in a way that's both safe and sustainable.

  St. Joseph’s/Candler administers first round of COVID-19 vaccine

  National Diabetes Month

  Health Care Professionals Urge Regularly Scheduled Mammograms During Pandemic

  Breast Cancer Survivor Chate’ Frazier shares her story

  ‘Margie’s Army’ getting the word out about Breast Cancer Awareness

  How Cholesterol Impacts Your Health

Continued Coverage

  T.E.A.L. walk/run goes virtual

  How to Respond to Empty Nest Syndrome

  How to Set Your Student Up for Success with Healthy Eating

  Recognizing & Responding to Anxiety About Heading Back to School

  Helping Picky Eaters Try New Foods

  Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire makes preparations for fundraisers

Fundraiser for Walk MS postponed

A virtual fundraiser planned by a local Walk MS volunteer committee has been postponed.

  Local Volunteer Committee plans Walk MS Virtual Fundraiser

Like many non-profit organizations, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Georgia Chapter and Walk MS are facing difficult times. Members of the organization have created a virtual fundraising event to help them meet their goal.

  Alzheimer’s Association’s Georgia Chapter Offering Virtual Support Groups & Classes

Caregivers and family members of people suffering from Alzheimer’s already face a number of challenges. Representatives with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Georgia says the Coronavirus pandemic has presented them with even more obstacles.

  Planning a Summer Road Trip? Here’s a Doctor’s Advice on How to Stay Healthy

Nothing says summer like a family road trip, but as the pandemic continues, there are a few more things you want to think about before you pile in the car.

  Keeping safe during a COVID-19 summer

  Respiratory Therapist Describes Experience During Pandemic

  How Temporary Changes to FDA Label Guidelines Could Affect You

  Health coaches maintain appointments through virtual meetings

  Skincare During COVID-19

  Keeping skin safe during National Skin Cancer month

  Local dentist stresses importance of maintaining checkups

With so many people at home the last few months, many doctors and dentist’s offices have been empty, but it’s important to keep up with those very important checkups.

  Working out at home with Melissa Maikos

Our home workout goes outside the home this Monday.

  Taking a Pure Hygiene pledge in Savannah

With all the news and information on how to battle coronavirus, things can get confusing. A group from Savannah is trying to keep it simple, and it starts with a basic commitment.

  May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

The CDC says about 45 percent of American adults have hypertension, a condition that can cause many other serious health conditions.

  Local doctor releases second book highlighting Keto diet

Dr. Anna Cabeca says the quarantine 15 is a real thing as people start to get a little lax with their diets spending so much time at home and so close to the refrigerator.

  Keeping your pet safe during coronavirus pandemic

Many of you have been relying on a four-legged friend to get through some of the boredom and isolation of quarantine. You may have even adopted a new dog or cat during the pandemic.

  Bluffton physical therapy clinic maintains treatment with virtual physical therapy

Most businesses have had to do things differently during the COVID-19 pandemic if only to account for social distancing protocols.

  Better Speech and Hearing Month

May marks National Better Hearing and Speech Month. The Morning Break team spoke with Doctor Susan Timna with Audiology and Hearing Aid Services to learn about the impact hearing can have on your health.

  Using a rope ladder to work out from home

Some of the gyms are open in Georgia, but maybe you still can’t get to yours.

  Local man makes ear savers for face mask wearers

William Spencer Herring is still working hard at 88 years old. He's not letting the current pandemic phase him as he continues to try and make a contribution.

  Learning the Benefits of Focused Breathing

When most of us hear terms like breathing exercises or focusing on your breath, we think of exercises like Pilates or yoga. Betsy Hughes is a Pilates instructor and integrative nutritionist. She says bringing intention to your breathing has many health benefits outside the Pilates studio.

  Recognizing and avoiding excess stress during pandemic

The Coronavirus numbers we see each day speak only to the physical impact of the pandemic, but there is an inevitable mental toll taken on people who are asked to put their lives on hold for an indefinite period.

  COVID-19 survivor discusses debilitating effects of disease

Experts believe we will all eventually know someone who contracts COVID-19 and we might all eventually lose someone to the illness.

  Advice for Married Couples During COVID-19

Most of you are probably spending more time with your significant others right now. While that can be great, it can also come with its own set of challenges. We spoke to licensed family and marriage therapist Steve Weinman about some of the obstacles his clients have been facing.

  How to Draw: drawing a cartoon cat

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids at home, Brian Byers has a great solution.

  Red Shoes Run Will be Virtual 5K This Year

The Ronald McDonald House Charities will hold a virtual Red Shoes Run this year.

  Working out while sheltering in place

The gyms are still closed, but you can still work out at home.

  Dialysis patient talks treatment during COVID-19 outbreak

Right now, people are being told to shelter at home, but what about the people who still need to go to their doctor visits for necessary treatment?

  Booking and Canceling Travel During COVID-19

If you’re looking to cancel or reschedule a trip over coronavirus concerns, experts with the Better Business Bureau advise contact the airline or cruise line directly.

  Clearing up Confusion over Coronavirus Symptoms

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, it’s important to know when feeling under the weather is a cause for greater concern.

  How to talk to children about COVID-19

Children and teenagers of all ages are being impacted by a complete change of their normal day-to-day activities right now. This can be extremely overwhelming and hard for them to grasp.

  How to Transition Your Child to Daylight Saving Time

Nurse Yani Bryant, RN, certified sleep consultant with Moms on Call shared advice on how to help your children “spring forward.”

  Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Integrative nutritionist Betsy Hughes stopped by Morning Break to share a few ways to treat your cold symptoms naturally.

  Allergy season is here

Spring is just around the corner, and unfortunately that means allergy season is on the way as well, if you’re not experiencing symptoms already.

  Health Benefits of Spices

Chelsea Dye, the owner of Blend & Press, stopped by Morning Break to discuss some of the health benefits of common spices and how to incorporate those into what you eat.

National Heart Health month advice

February is National Heart Health month!

  Komen Race for the Cure Recognizes Featured Survivors

In just a few months, runners will take to the streets of Savannah for a good cause. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is scheduled for April 18 in Savannah.

  Effingham Heart Center Offers Quicker Access to Healthcare

People living in Effingham County now have faster access to healthcare in one of the circumstances when they need it most.

  Getting started on New Year’s resolutions

January is here, and that means the goals you’ve been saving until the New Year are now officially on your to-do list.

  CDC: 39 children dead from flu in 2019-2020 season

The flu has hit Georgia and South Carolina especially hard over the past months. Doctors say children are suffering the most in this outbreak.

  Savannah Autism Conference provides wealth of resources

Patty Victor, CEO of Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, and Faye Montgomery, the Center’s Advocacy Director, stopped by Morning Break to share more about the Savannah Autism Conference.

  Creating an Energizing Smoothie

Chelsea Dye with Blend & Press says the key is building meals from power foods. She shows us how to make her “Powered Pink, Rooted in Energy” smoothie.

Southern Coast Heart Ball set for Feb. 8

Next month, a celebration in Hilton Head will raise money to keep our communities healthier.

  Succeeding in your New Year’s resolutions

We’re already in the second week of January, but it’s not too late to set a New Year’s Resolution.

  Managing, responding to family-related stress during the holidays

The holidays are the season for spending time with family, but for some people, that doesn’t come easily. Unfortunately, some family relationships and the conflict or tension stemming from those can cause a lot of stress.

  Managing Holiday Stress

The holidays is a time when many start to get stressed out, but don’t worry, as we have a few tips for you.

  Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run

Runners will compete in the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run this Saturday.

  Howard Dental hosts Free Day of Dentistry

Howard Family Dental started the event during the last recession as people were forced to drop health insurance or suspend dental care.

  Senior Citizens Inc. celebrates 60 years

Senior Citizens Inc. is celebrating 60 years of serving the Savannah area.

  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.

  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.

  Komen Coastal Ga. announces 2019 class of Big Wigs

Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia announced its 6th class of Big Wigs in Savannah Tuesday morning. These chosen individuals will raise funds for community breast cancer services.

  Veteran uses deep sea fishing to treat PTSD

Many military veterans struggle while adjusting to civilian life. For one Army Ranger, fishing became more than a hobby, it saved his life.