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Online Savannah support groups for moms of newborns & pregnant moms during COVID-19

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

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Help for Savannah moms of newborns & pregnant moms during COVID-19 pandemic 

Maternal Mental Health Collective of Savannah now offers three ONLINE support groups, all by donation, in addition to offering  therapy services by video or phone.

1. Nurture Community Support: non-judgmental, supportive connection for moms during baby’s first year, with Bridget Cross, LCSW, PMH-C.  This group takes place online Saturdays at noon starting April 4 2020. Learn more here.

2.  Moms Support Group: for all moms struggling to adjust to life in isolation, anxiety during this pandemic, with Brandy Zinn, LPC.  This group takes place Tuesday nights at 7PM starting March 31 2020. Learn more here. 

3. Pregnancy Support group: for women seeking support around managing a pregnancy during a pandemic, with Anne Kuhlke-Lee, LPC. This group will take place online Monday nights at 7PM starting April 6 2020. Learn more here. 

 

(Savannah pediatricians) Pediatric Associates of Savannah now offers telemedicine appointments

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

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Pediatric Associates of Savannah is now offering telemedicine appointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These are by appointment. These will occur over a video streaming device, from the convenience of your own home or other location. An appointment is made just like a regular appointment (by calling Pediatrics Associates of Savannah office at 912.355.2462), and a telemedicine appointment is made for a specific time, with a specific doctor.

Any device that has a camera and internet access works in most cases, WIFI is preferred for connection speed. A smartphone or tablet is acceptable.

Learn more here.

Pediatric Associates has discontinued all walk in clinics as of March 19, as long as the COVID-19 threat exists.

Pediatric Associates still offers in-office appointments 365 days a year.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah locations

Pediatric Associates in Savannah
4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100,
Savannah 31404
912.355.2462

Pediatric Associates of Savannah in Pooler
110 Medical Park Drive
Pooler 31322
912.330.5010

Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Whitemarsh Is.
1001 Memorial Dr
Savannah 31410
912.898.9800

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Georgia Bikes: Teaching Bike Safety at Home during COVID-19

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Georgia Bikes is looking out for those of you who are taking to you bike during this quarantine season.

They’ve put together a Teaching Bike Safety at Home resource page for parents, guardians, & caregivers to share with kids.

Check it out to prevent injuries that could place demands on already burdened healthcare providers and emergency responders.

Learn more here. 

SouthCoast Health: 101 on allergies in the Savannah area

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

SouthCoast Health

It’s allergy season.

SouthCoast Health allergy experts give the 101 on allergies in the Savannah area here  including:
how to manage allergy symptoms.
what are the different types of pollen
how to avoid allergies

Learn more here.

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SouthCoast Health: Tips to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” for National Nutrition Month

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

SouthCoast Health March is National Nutrition Month. So the SouthCoast Health nutritionist team is offering advice to those trying to live a healthier lifestyle, bite by bite.

When asked about what two to three changes people should make in order to be healthier, SouthCoast Health’s nutritionist team immediately thought of how to approach eating your fruits and vegetables. Being more mindful of not only how many fruits and vegetables you eat in a day, but the way they’re prepared is important. Not only are most Americans not reaching their recommended daily intake, they’re also consuming vegetables that are prepared in unhealthy ways, such as being covered in sauces, excessive seasoning, or fried, which adds unwanted calories and saturated fat.

Learn more here.

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Stay Home, Save Lives, Savannah: Savannah online sources for kids

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

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SouthernMamas.com is always telling you to get off the screens and get out there and do things with your kids in Savannah and the Lowcountry.

Except now during this COVID-19 pandemic, we’re not. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Social distancing is key , as in staying home as much as possible and avoiding crowds. That means avoiding playdates, sleepovers, bars, restaurants, parties, or houses of worship. Learn more here.

Georgia Department of Public Health provides a COVID-19 Daily Status report, listing all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia county by county, updated daily at noon. See it here. 

The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline. Georgians with questions or concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) may call this hotline. Hotline Number: 1-844-442-2681

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Things to do at home for kids

Online National Geographic Explorer free classroom offered weekdays for kids. Details here.

Telfair Museums’ tips on sketchbooking for kids. Details here. 

Online kids’ free program hosted by Friends of Oatland, FOOVENTURES @ 11AM weekdays. Connect online w/ the animals of Oatland Island Wildlife Center while the wildlife center is closed during COVID-19 pandemic. Details here. 

Online live free zoo learning kids’ program hosted by Riverbanks Zoo, 10AM weekdays. Details here. 

Online live free learning kids’ program hosted by Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 11AM weekdays. Details here. 

Online Kindermusik Savannah classes here. 

Online virtual tour of Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in Savannah here. 

Online live free DIY kids’ art workshops, 11AM Tues. March 24 & 11AM Thurs. March 26. Details & materials needed here. 

Online free children’s bookfest, 3-5PM Fri. March 27. Details here. 

Online live video of wild osprey pair via The Landings bird cam  here.

E-books via Live Oak Public Libraries here. 

Travel & Leisure magazine lists 12 world-famous museums that offer virtual tours you can take from your couch. See them here. 

Online free Lunch Doodles with author & artist Mo Willems, 1PM weekdays. Details here. 

Online free storytime with Oliver Jeffers,  illustrator of many books including The Day the Crayons Quit, on Instagram Live at 1PM @oliverjeffers

Online free storytimes with Olaf, aka Josh Gad on Twitter and Instagram Live @joshgad 

Online free storytimes with children’s book author Dan Santat  “Santat survival school for the pandemic” on Instagram @dsantat 

Amazing Educational Resources is a big spreadsheet of tools/programs/services that usually cost money but are being offered for free (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) with info on subject and grade level. Find it here. 

In partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, Save with Stories – featuring celebrities reading children’s books – is offered on Instagram and Facebook to provide fun and education to kids and parents stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

(We will be adding more online kids’ happenings to SouthernMamas.com)

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Now that Savannah-Chatham public schools & local private schools are closed for March 2020, here’s a homeschool schedule from Kristen Howerton, author of Rage Against the Minivan

Homeschool schedule Savannah

SouthCoast Health sleep experts offer help with common sleep problems

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

SouthCoast Health Sleep help Savannah

We all know the importance of good sleep when it comes to good health. But what do you do when you suffer from sleep problems?

SouthCoast Health has a sleep department that offers help with a variety of common sleep problems including insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea and more.

“Sleep is the body’s way of resetting after all the work it has done throughout the day, so there are many health issues that can be caused by poor sleeping habits,” said Dr. Victor Rosenfeld, Director of SouthCoast Health’s Sleep Department. “Because of this connection, sleep is an important part of providing our patients with holistic health services and recommendations.”

Learn more here. 

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Savannah & Pooler pediatricians: Coastal Pediatrics

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Coastal Pediatrics Savannah Pooler

Pediatrician searching in the Savannah or Pooler area?

Coastal Pediatrics has offices in Savannah & Pooler. Learn more about Coastal Pediatrics here.

Coastal Pediatrics- Savannah
2 Wheeler Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Pediatrics- Pooler
1000 Towne Center Blvd
Building 1000B
Pooler, GA 31322

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Dyslexia & other learning disability evaluations at Savannah Educational Consultants

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Dyslexia test screening help Savannah Could My Child Be Dyslexic?

Research shows that 8 to 10 percent of American children under 18 years of age have some type of learning disability.

Children with learning disabilities are as smart or smarter than their peers, but they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways. Psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluations can reveal whether or not a specific learning disability, ADHD, anxiety or depression is affecting your child’s academic performance.

If you are interested in services or want more information, please call Savannah Educational Consultants at 912-238-9552.

Savannah Educational Consultants
130 Tibet Ave., Suite 103
Savannah, GA 31406

Find on Facebook here.

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SouthCoast Health allergist: The Science Behind Savannah Allergies

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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SouthCoast Health Allergist Dr. Wasil Khan

Why does a cat or spring pollen makes you sneeze and congested while others around you seem to have no trouble?

The answer is related to the fact that an allergy is an immune system disorder.

SouthCoast Health Allergy / Immunology Department offers the most current, accurate, and complete services available in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of allergies (environmental, food, medication, insect sting), asthma, allergic skin disorders, and immunologic disorders including primary immunodeficiencies.

SouthCoast Health Allergist Dr. Wasil Khan said at SouthCoast Health Allergy / Immunology treats allergic disorders, asthma, and primary immune system deficiencies

Learn more here. 

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(Richmond Hill pediatric dentists) Kid’s Dentistree

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Kid's Dentistree Savannah Richmond Hill pediatric dentists

Spring into Healthy Oral Health Habits

With spring cleaning season around the corner, Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill is encouraging keeping your teeth clean along with your house, closets and more! Read Kid Dentistree’s blog on teaching oral health habits to your children here. Dentistree’s dentist and hygienists can also help them learn and maintain healthy oral habits.

To schedule an appointment, contact Kid’s Denistree, located in the “Clock Tower” building, right next to The Suites at Station Exchange on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Kid’s Dentistree
912-756-5437
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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SouthCoast Health: Tips for Heart Health

Friday, February 21st, 2020

The leading cause of death is heart disease. Sometimes, there may be no symptoms until it is too late; when a person with the disease has a heart attack. The American Heart Association says that about every 40 seconds, someone will have a heart attack.

SouthCoast Health experts offer tips here on how to keep your health healthy.

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Flexibility & Mobility Workshop for moms & dads @ Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah  

Monday, February 17th, 2020

This is for the Moms and Dads.

Workshop Series @ Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah  this weekend. Open to the public!

At Hyperformance Athletics,  they believe everyone that works hard and wants to educate themselves about their body deserves to be fit and pain free.

Do you agree?

Hyperformance Athletics is hosting a workshop where you will be run through numerous movement assessments. These will give you a run down on exactly what you need to be doing to live a full pain free life. We know it is about more than exercise. What is your WHY? Children, spouse, genetic disease?

Register today for a spot in their upcoming Flexibility & Mobility workshop on Sat. Feb. 22, which will be 10:30AM-Noon.

Please wear clothes that you feel comfortable moving around in.

Find more details & register online here.

Flexibility and Mobility Workshop
Sat. Feb. 22 10:30AM
New Hyperformance Athletics location:
7805 Abercorn St.Ste 14E (White Bluff side)
Savannah, GA 3140

For additional questions, please email or call.

Email Coach Tracy: tracy@teamhpa.com
Email Coach Tana: tana@teamhpa.com
Gym Phone Number: (912) 335-3615

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SouthCoast Health allergist: Ways to combat Savannah spring allergies

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

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Yes there are preventative steps you can take to combat seasonal allergies this Spring in Savannah, according to SouthCoast Health allergy experts.

“Just like with many other medical conditions, there are things you can do to prevent issues and complications from season allergies,” SouthCoast Health Allergist Dr. Wasil Khan said. “Many patients think they should wait until their symptoms start to come see me, but it’s actually best to come in before the allergy season starts if you know you typically experience them during the spring months.”

Find tips to combat seasonal allergies here.

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(Georgia Summer Camps 2020) Camp Kudzu for kids & teens with type 1 diabetes

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Camp Kudzu Summer Camp Georgia 2020 Diabetes kids

Summer 2020 enrollment is now open for Camp Kudzu, a nonprofit organization serving children and teens living with type 1 diabetes.

Day-to-day diabetes management requires the entire family, from checking blood sugar, counting carbohydrates, dosing insulin and adjusting for physical activity. Camp Kudzu supports over 840 children, teens, and families by providing camping experiences and educational opportunities at various camps in Georgia.

Camp Kudzu hosts four week-long overnight summer camp sessions for children ages 8-17. During summer sessions, campers enjoy a wide variety of traditional summer camp activities with diabetes education integrated throughout the course of each day.  Counselors and clinicians provide medical supervision and teach campers new diabetes management skills and lessons. Campers gain a sense of community and independence as they learn and have fun with other children who have type 1 diabetes.

Learn more or register online here. 

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SouthCoast Health: Active ideas for you & your valentine

Monday, February 10th, 2020

SouthCoast Health Active Savannah SouthCoast Health experts have active ideas you and your sweetheart can do this weekend in Savannah to make up for those Valentine’s romantic dinners and chocolates.

See their active outings list here to do after your Valentine’s indulgences.

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