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SouthCoast Health Pediatrics in Savannah, Richmond Hill offer Saturday Urgent Care hours; walk-ins welcome

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Pediatricians in Savannah, RIchmond Hill, Rincon

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics – Children don’t keep regular hours, so we are extending ours!

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Rincon 

The pediatricians at SouthCoast Health provide a comprehensive range of in-office & urgent emergency care focused fully on the child’s needs:
Immunizations
Annual Physicals
Screenings and Tests
Patient Education
Wellchild Visits

Saturday Urgent Care in Savannah, Richmond Hill

The Pediatric Department is happy to announce that not only do they offer Saturday/Sunday Urgent Care in Savannah 9 AM-Noon, but starting Sept. 6 2014, they will now offer Saturday Urgent Care hours from 9 AM-Noon at their Richmond Hill location! Walk ins welcomed.

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations:
SAVANNAH
310 Eisenhower Drive, Building 16
912.303.3500
Saturday/Sunday Urgent Care hours; 9 AM-Noon.
www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics
On Facebook here. 

RICHMOND HILL
10055 Ford Avenue, Suite 4A
912.527.5352
Extended care: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-7:30 PM. Walk-ins welcome.
Saturday Urgent Care hours: 9 AM-Noon. Walk-ins welcome
www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics
On Facebook here. 

RINCON
613 Towne Park Drive West, Suite 305
912.826.4866
www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics
On Facebook here.

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics, SouthCoast Health Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah Hope Affiliates offers therapy for children & adults including therapeutic art classes, music therapy, yoga for kids

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Therapeutic Art, Music Therapy Classes, Yoga for Anxiety  at Savannah Hope Affiliates

We’re thrilled to tell you about a new, much needed health service in Savannah: Savannah Hope Affiliates

Savannah Hope Affiliates in partnership with Hope Counseling Center in Savannah provides services & support to children & adults through an integrative approach to wellness. Offerings range from parent training in educational advocacy, counseling, Grief Recovery Method groups or one-on-one sessions, play therapy, music therapy, therapeutic art classes, yoga for anxiety reduction & nutrition consultations.

Their staff is fully licensed and/or certified in their prospective fields & strive to offer hope instilling, uniquely tailored treatment plans and/or life paths that allows each child, family, adult, and/or couple to develop & obtain their goals in a supportive environment.

Learn more about Savannah Hope Affiliates’ therapeutic classes, educational consulting, grief recovery & their team here. 

Learn more about Hope Counseling Center counseling services & their team here. 

Therapeutic Art Classes

Among the services & classes offered by Savannah Hope Affiliates is a therapeutic art class for children of all ages on Fridays after-school Oct. 3-Dec. 5, 3:45-4:45 PM.

Therapeutic art improves well-being and confidence in children. Classes are based on the premise that self-expression can be used to address emotional problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness. Children naturally communicate through art and play. Therapeutic art classes can give them a non-verbal way to face challenges.

Savannah Hope Affiliates is partnering with a SouthernMamas.com favorite kids’ spot – Scribble Art Studio – to offer a unique class, giving your child an opportunity to express themselves in a nurturing environment.

Class will run for eight weeks Oct. 3 to Dec. 5. No classes on Halloween October 31st or Thanksgiving break November 28th. Cost $275. Class size is limited to 6 children.

To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 or amcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Music Therapy

Music Therapy Classes will be held for ten weeks Wednesdays October 1 – December 3 from 3:45-4:30 (ages 6-9) and4:30-5:15 (ages 10-13). No classes during Thanksgiving break November 26. Cost $250. Class size is limited to 8 children. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 oramcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Yoga for kids

Yoga Classes will be held for ten weeks Thursday October 2-December 4 from 4:45-5:45 ( ages 7-10) and (11-14). No classes during Thanksgiving break November 27th. Cost $125. Class size is limited to 5. Age groups will alternate every other week for a total of five classes each. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 oramcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Grief Recovery for adults

Grief Recovery Group for Adults will be held for 10 weeks Tuesdays, September 30-December 9 from 7-9:00pm or Thursdays October 2-December 13 from 10-12:00. No classes during Thanksgiving break November 25 or 27. Cost $250. Class size is limited to 6 adults per class. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 oramcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Savannah Hope Affiliates, 37 West Fairmont Avenue, Suite 201 Savannah, 31406, email amcglynn.sha@gmail.com, tel.912.201.3025, savhope.com

Savannah pediatricians: Dr. Kasey Berman’s pediatric office – Be Pediatrics – is now open & accepting new patients

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Savannah pediatriciansDr. Kasey Berman’s new Savannah pediatric office, Be Pediatrics, is open and Dr. Berman is accepting new patients!

Dr. Berman is a local Savannahian who has been practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine in Savannah for the last 10 years. She is excited to bring a fresh perspective to child medical care to the Savannah community with advanced medical technology to keep her families connected to their pediatrician.

Dr. Berman believes in proactive and integrative medicine, evaluating all facets of a child’s life that may affect their health. At Be Pediatrics, we don’t just treat your child’s symptoms, we aim to eliminate the underlying cause.

Dr. Berman is a cum laude with honors graduate of the University of Georgia and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her pediatric residency at Memorial Health, where she spent several years as an academic attending teaching residents and medical students before entering a career in private practice medicine. Dr. Berman enjoys spending her down time with her husband and two children, relaxing outdoors in our beautiful city and volunteering for various local charitable organizations.

Stay connected to Be Pediatrics by liking the practice on Facebook here or follow on Twitter @drkaseyberman

Be Pediatrics, 400 Mall Blvd, Suite 410B Savannah, 31406, 912.472.0314, email drberman@bepediatrics.com  www.bepediatrics.com  Be Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Are Metal Amalgam Fillings Safe for You, Your Kids and the Environment?

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Brad Durham Dentistry in Savannah Bluffton

The post below is sponsored by Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Beyond Exceptional Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

When metal amalgam fillings were introduced in the US about 180 years ago, their use was declared to be medical malpractice. The controversy rocked the dental community and overturned the old dental association, and the American Dental Association was founded on, among other things, a belief in metal amalgam fillings. Now the controversy rages again, and it’s hard to know the truth.

What we do know is that metal amalgam fillings contain mercury, and that the mercury moves through the body. In pregnant women, this mercury moves into the fetus, and in lactating women, the mercury contaminates breast milk. We also know that metal amalgam fillings are a significant source of mercury in our environment. How best to respond to these facts is something every mother will have to decide for herself.

Metal Amalgam Fillings Contain Toxic Mercury

Metal amalgam or “silver” fillings are actually more mercury than they are anything else: currently 50% by weight, though the proportion has been even higher in the past. Mercury is one of the most toxic elements in our environment, with the potential to cause damage to the brain and nerves, as well as causing some cancers.

Metal Amalgam Fillings Are Believed to Be Safe

There are two major proponents of the safety of metal amalgam fillings: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). Both assert that metal amalgam fillings should continue to be available. You can read FDA’s statement here. This 2009 statement is based on 2004 research.

The basic statement says that we haven’t proved the harmfulness of metal amalgam fillings beyond reasonable doubt. There is good reason to believe that people with metal amalgam fillings may suffer no significant consequences.

However, there are also reasons for concern.

Mercury Moves through the Body

One of the main reasons for concern is that mercury in the fillings doesn’t stay in the fillings. It migrates through the tooth enamel into the bloodstream, and it evaporates into the mouth where it is inhaled and swallowed. What happens with this mercury when it leaves your mouth? Scientists explored this by giving 12 fillings each to five pregnant sheep. The fillings were marked with special radioactive mercury not found in nature. Researchers took measurements of the sheep’s excretion of mercury and after 140 days, they sacrificed the sheep and measured the levels of radioactive mercury in the sheep. They found high levels of radioactive mercury in the sheep’s kidney and liver, and in the liver and pituitary gland of the fetus.

There are several complaints about this study, that the fillings were prepared with higher levels of mercury than are currently used, and that inadequate care was taken to ensure sheep didn’t swallow mercury, and others. But this study also took place over less than six months. Mercury fillings are expected to be in the bodies of people for decades.

Mercury Is Found in Breast Milk

In a follow-up to their initial sheep study, researchers prepared more sheep with fillings and looked at the presence of mercury in their milk and the concentration of mercury in their lambs. They found that mercury did seem to pass from the ewes to the lambs both in the womb and through breast milk. Researchers also measured mercury in the breast milk of women and found that it correlated with the number of fillings they had and the level of mercury found in their mouths.

Mercury from Fillings in the Environment

A recent study shows that even in remote lakes in National Parks, fish are exposed to high levels of environmental mercury. About 68% of fish tested in these parks contained mercury levels high enough that people should limit their consumption of these fish. How is this related to mercury fillings?

It turns out that mercury released from fillings during cremation is actually a significant source of pollution, accounting for perhaps 5% of mercury in the air in some places. This means that the toxicity of mercury in fillings may have far-reaching consequences for our environment.

Is There a Safe Level for Fillings?

With the controversy over the toxicity of mercury fillings, the warring sides have produced little in the way of what seems like usable guidance. Estimates of the number of fillings necessary for toxic exposure in adults range from 2 to 450. A more recent analysis suggests that 6 fillings for children and 8 fillings for adults is likely to be the amount required for toxic exposure.

In response to the potential risks, many countries have banned mercury fillings completely, and 150 nations recently agreed that mercury fillings are a source of toxic mercury that may need to be phased out. With this level of concern, it seems that many people around the world are not convinced that metal amalgam fillings are safe, no matter what our government says.

The above post is sponsored by Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Beyond Exceptional Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Eye, Ear, Dental, & Nutrition screenings for school students, (April 30) Savannah

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Health Department to Hold Free Eye, Ear, Dental, & Nutrition Screening for School Students

WHO: Chatham County Health Department (Eisenhower location only)
WHAT: Free eye, ear, dental, and nutrition screening for Chatham County School students. (Normally a $30 fee applies when getting the screening at the health department).
WHEN: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 30 (No appointment necessary).
WHERE: Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive

WHY: It has been a requirement for parents to present a completed vision, hearing, and dental screening form (form 3300) to school authorities for children entering a Georgia school for the first time. That is still a requirement; however, the form has been revised to include “nutrition” as a category. The nutrition category measures height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI).

If a child is going to start school the 2014-2015 (August 2014 and going forward) school year, then they will need the new form, no exceptions. Every child must have a completed form 3300 when entering a Georgia school for the first time, no matter what the grade level (First time means never enrolled in a Georgia school before at any time in their lives).

The Chatham County Health Department wants to help parents beat the back-to-school rush by offering a free screening event on Wednesday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Eisenhower health department location only. Students will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

If parents have had the old form completed in the past three months, they can bring their child in during the screening event to have nutrition portion of the new form added so that it is correct and complete prior to turning it in to school officials.

For additional information, call the Chatham County Health Department at 356-2441.

Help with allergies & sinuses from Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, Pooler

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Free allergy checkup SavannahHow can Chiropractic Care help with allergies and sinuses?

Allergy season is here – and millions of Americans are facing months of suffering and living on allergy medicines they’d rather not take. There are , however, a few tricks that work for many people to make allergy season their favorite time of the year.

Consuming a daily tablespoon of local honey is a great trick for allergy sufferers. Since the way this trick works is to slowly expose the body to the pollens the bees collect, it does need to be locally collected and fresh. Check Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center’s favorite place to get local honey, Polk’s Plus in Pooler, GA. You can also check out the Farmer’s Market in Forsyth Park on Saturdays.

Since the nervous system influences the immune system’s internal threat alert, improving the communication between your nervous and immune systems thru chiropractic care can be a big help to many allergy sufferers. Details here.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Dr. Kasey Berman opens new Savannah pediatric office: Be Pediatrics

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Savannah pediatriciansDr. Kasey Berman’s new Savannah pediatric office, Be Pediatrics, is open and Dr. Berman is accepting new patients!

Dr. Berman is a local Savannahian who has been practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine in Savannah for the last 10 years. She is excited to bring a fresh perspective to child medical care to the Savannah community with advanced medical technology to keep her families connected to their pediatrician.

Dr. Berman believes in proactive and integrative medicine, evaluating all facets of a child’s life that may affect their health. At Be Pediatrics, we don’t just treat your child’s symptoms, we aim to eliminate the underlying cause.

Dr. Berman is a cum laude with honors graduate of the University of Georgia and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her pediatric residency at Memorial Health, where she spent several years as an academic attending teaching residents and medical students before entering a career in private practice medicine. Dr. Berman enjoys spending her down time with her husband and two children, relaxing outdoors in our beautiful city and volunteering for various local charitable organizations.

Stay connected to Be Pediatrics by liking the practice on Facebook here or follow on Twitter @drkaseyberman

Be Pediatrics, 400 Mall Blvd, Suite 410B Savannah, 31406, 912.472.0314, email drberman@bepediatrics.com  www.bepediatrics.com  Be Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

New Patient Special @ Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, Pooler

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Chiropractors in Savannah

The new Spring into Wellness Package @ Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center in Pooler entitles you to a consultation, chiropractic evaluation, X-rays and a report of findings, which is worth $200 for $17.

For more information, click here

Email info@ranickichiropractic.com  or call 912-376-1506 to take advantage of this offer.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: FREE Healthy Body, Healthy Minds Extravaganza, Sat. 3/29, Savannah

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Free kids' events in Savannah Blessings In A Book Bag Inc. presents the 2nd Annual Healthy Body Healthy Minds Extravaganza

Healthy Body Healthy Minds will be held on March 29 from 12-3pm at the West Broad Street YMCA.

This is a community wide event which is free and open to the public that will include: family friendly activities for all ages, local media specialist and talents, exhibits and activities provided by local organizations, businesses, the BIBB staff and board members.

The mission: to register as many people in the community for affordable health care and to raise consciousness amongst the inner city community on the importance of creating and maintaining a healthy life style.

Healthy Body Healthy Minds is an informational health fair and field day that will include; Assistance in registering for affordable health care, free food, health screenings, line dance classes, Zumba lessons, Salsa lessons, a massive tug of war competition; an Uno tournament, prizes, live entertainment by Infallible Funk, Natural hair seminars and a runway show by Natural hair specialist Alia. To get more information and to find out how to volunteer go to www.blessingsinabookbag.org

Sponsors include Clear Channel Communications, Curtis V. Cooper, JC Lewis, Hands On Savannah, SAMS Club, Strength Of Nature, Savannah State University, Savannah Technical College, and the West Broad Street YMCA.

About Blessings in a Book Bag
Blessings In A Book Bag (BIBB) is a newly developed non-profit organization in Savannah Georgia. BIBB feeds over 50 students and families at Otis Brock Elementary every Friday afternoon. Monday through Friday students eat at school but on the weekends the need is still there. The organization provides 50 students with book bags filled with easy to prepare, nonperishable foods to sustain them and their families over the weekends so that on Monday morning students return back to school nourished and ready to learn.
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MISSION: Blessings in a Book Bag Inc. wants to insure that impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year.
VISION: Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program.
Contact: Tonya Ferguson, PR Director 912-631-8983 /blessinginabookbag@gmail.com

Spring Time Is a Great Time to Renew Your Smile!

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Brad Durham Dentistry in Savannah BlufftonYou sacrifice a lot of things for your kids. If your smile was one of them, Beyond Exceptional Dentistry can help you reclaim a beautiful, youthful smile.

And there’s no time like the spring time to fix a smile that is making you unhappy and get one you will be happy to share for all the special occasions of your kids’ lives.

It’s Never Too Late to Get Straight

Many of us never had the opportunity to get braces when we were kids. Others of us either had straight teeth as kids or got braces, but they got crooked over time.

Crooked teeth can give your smile character, and if you’re happy with them, it’s great, as long as you can keep them clean and don’t get food stuck in them. But if your crooked teeth make you unhappy, you can get them straight at virtually any time in your life, as long as your mouth is generally healthy.

Invisalign is a great way to get your teeth straightened without braces. Instead of metal wires, it uses clear plastic aligners. They fit on your teeth like a mouthguard, one for the upper teeth and one for the lower, if you’re getting both straightened. They’re practically invisible, and you can remove them for eating, cleaning your teeth, or for special occasions. You wear an aligner for about two weeks, then move on to the next one.

Invisalign takes about as long as braces, but it’s a lot more convenient, comfortable, and discreet.

For getting a straight smile faster, we offer “instant orthodontics.” You can get a straight smile in less than a month! In this procedure, we don’t move your teeth, we reshape them so that they’re straight, using porcelain veneers and sometimes dental crowns.

This is also a great way to get rid of a gap between your teeth, or take care of small peg laterals or a single “snaggletooth” that makes you self-conscious about your smile.

Read more by clicking here.

Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Beyond Exceptional Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser