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p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.

Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Session Memorial Health Bariatrics presents free informational sessions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium with Dr. John Angstadt and other staff members, who discuss obesity and the surgical process. Free. Call 350-DIET or visit

Good Night, Sleep Tight or Not

Got a drug problem? Need help? HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training

La Leche League of Savannah Call 897-9261.

Laughing Meditation Ann Carroll, yoga instructor, will lead a session that delves into the therapeutic benefits of laughter on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon at The Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. The cost is $10. Call 236-2131.

St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. Most insurance plans (with the exception of Blue Cross HMO) are accepted. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify.

Project SAVE The program provides eye exams, education and care to those who have no health insurance, are unable to pay for care privately and meet certain qualifications. The clinic meets Thursdays by appointment. Call 3522032.

The Quit Line

The March of Dimes offers valuable information for women. or 1888-MODIMES. 354-5900.

a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit

Massage by Certified Massage Practitioner

Reiki Healing Circle

at your home, business or hotel in the Savannah and Richmond Hill area. He comes to you. Offers therapeutic and relaxing massage, Swedish massage, deep muscle, reflexology and energy balance. Pain treatment, cellulite reduction, long established business. Specials for women or couples. Gift certificates available. Call 8561534.

will be held Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Open to anyone wanting to share healing energy. For information, call Bonnie BourneEmmerling at 667-2216, call 355-4704 or visit

March of Dimes

Memorial Health blood pressure check are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587.

Memorial Health CPR training

Stop Smoking Researchers at the University of Iowa combined 600 studies covering 72,000 people and found that hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. Call the Alpha Institute. 2010071.

Super 2 Access Clinic

FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit

Super 2 Access (After Cancer Cure Evaluation Strategy and Support) is a clinic for children and adolescents who completed cancer treatment at least two years ago. For information, call Pam at 658-2215 or Donna at 667-8943.

The Midwife Group

Trigger Point Massage and Stress Reduction

The Midwife Group offers a free program to women at any stage of pregnancy that includes free information on pregnancy, birth and parenting, an opportunity to talk to other pregnant women and information on a certified nurse midwife-assisted birth, whether at a birth center or area hospital. Call 826-4155.

This free community workshop will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Bring a partner and learn techniques to decrease headaches, neck, shoulder and lower back pain. Call 3557300.

The National Wellness Foundation sponsors a lecture every Thursday at 6 p.m. titled “The Essence of Chiropractic for the 21st Century.” Call 356-5887.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 651-5371 or email

Nature & Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research which will take place one weekend during the months of January, April, July and October. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit

Ducks on Holiday Join a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide Sunday, Feb. 26 from 2-4 p.m. to get acquainted with some 15 species of diving and dabbling ducks that hang out at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the Laurel Hill Entrance on South Carolina Highway 170. Suggested donation is $10. Reservations required. Call 897-5108.

Explore the Salt Marsh By Land and Sea This program is presented by Wilderness Southeast in conjunction with Fort McAlister State Park. It will be presented Sunday, March 19 from 2-5 p.m. Walk and paddle with a naturalist guide to learn about the salt marsh ecosystem. $30 per person includes canoe rental and basic instruction. Meet in the parking lot at Fort McAlister. Reservations are required. Call 897-5108.

Take a walk on the wild side at the Oatland Island Education Center. The “Native Animal Nature Trail” features a variety of live animals and landscapes and winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats. Located 5 miles east of downtown off the Islands Expressway. MF:9 a.m.-4 p.m. and most Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person for everyone over 4. 898-3980 or visit

Tybee Island Marine Science Center The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon.

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My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727.


First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154.


Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1800-334-3322.

like Mark Merlis on Dateline. Safe, effective, reasonable cost. Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that people who used hypnosis lost 60 percent more weight than any other method. The Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

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This free seminar is about sleep problems in children. It will be presented Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. The speaker will be Dr. Gordana Lovrekovic. Call 819-3368 for reservations.

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