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SouthCoast Health: Five Key Health Tips for Women

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Focus on your health, ladies, especially as you reach your 40s and 50s.

All too often, we focus more on the health of those around us. But we need to remember to take care of ourselves as well.

To help the women in our community refocus on their own health, SouthCoast Health is sharing five key health reminders to keep you on the path towards total wellness. See them here. 

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Savannah pediatricians: Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

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Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s Waters Avenue practice is being remodeled. The office is still open.

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

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

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

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

SouthCoast Health in Savannah celebrates nurses for National Nurses Week

Monday, May 6th, 2019

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In honor of National Nurses Week, SouthCoast Health in Savannah is celebrating all of their incredible nurses.

First up is Nurse Practitioner Dawn Mace. NP Dawn Mace started working at SouthCoast Health in 2008 as a part-time registered nurse for Dr. Richard Hightower. When she received the full-time position for this role, Dawn began to realize how much she loved being a nurse and also being a force of change in her patients’ lives.

Learn more here.

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(Savannah Spring Festivals) FREE Children’s Spring Safety Fair @ Memorial Health

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Free kids safety fair Memorial Health 2019 Savannah Bring the kids to a free Spring Safety Fair @ the Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah on Sat. May 4 2019.

FREE Children’s Spring Safety Fair
Sat. May 4 2019 10AM-NOON
Memorial Health University Medical Center
4700 Waters Ave.
Savannah, GA 31404

Join the team at the Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah for a fun & educational event. Children & parents can get information and watch demonstrations on many health & safety topics.

There will be ambulances & fire trucks for the children to visit as well as games & activities. Light snacks will be served. Food trucks will be available to purchase larger meals.


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(Pooler pediatricians) Dr. Christopher Rogers @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

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Dr. Christopher Rogers @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah  is now accepting new patients at both the Pooler and Waters Avenue locations.

Call soon (or use the new patient request on Pediatric Associates of Savannah website.) Summer checkup season is scheduling now.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah locations

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

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

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

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

(SouthCoast Health Savannah, physical therapists) What your back pain means

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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SouthCoast Health Physical Therapist Chris Curry

Name one of the most common reasons for a person to visit the doctor’s office?

Answer: back pain.

Around 80 percent of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives.

“In your spine, there are 26 bones stacked together and connected by ligaments, muscles, and shock-absorbing discs,” SouthCoast Health Physical Therapist Chris Curry said. “Countless things can cause any of those components to be harmed and have people in desperate need to see a doctor.”

Find out more about what your back pain means, reasons for your back pain and what you can do about it on the SouthCoast Health Web site here.

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(SouthCoast Health Savannah) Why you should become an organ donor

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

SouthCoast Health Savannah organ donation As of August 2017, over 114,000 men, women, and children are on the national transplant waiting list. Even worse, every ten minutes someone new is added.

Each year, the difference between the number of people waiting for organs versus the number of people willing to donate grows wider year after year. While 95% of US adults support organ donation, only about 54% are actually signed up to be donors. That means about 20 people die each day waiting for a transplant.

SouthCoast Health professionals in Savannah can answer all of your medical questions, and, since SouthCoast has a wide range of medical professionals and departments, they can handle most discussions about organ donation, no matter what body part your questions cover.

Learn more about organ donation and why you should become an organ donor here. 

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Savannah Nephrologist: @ SouthCoast Health: Common Kidney Health Problems

Monday, March 25th, 2019
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SouthCoast Health Nephrologist Dr. Nizar Eskandar

While the kidneys may only be about the size of your fist, these bean-shaped organs are vital to the function of your body. Healthy kidneys filter about a half cup of blood every minute, remove waste, and produce urine.

“About 14 percent of people will experience a form of kidney disease in their lifetime,” SouthCoast Health Nephrologist Dr. Nizar Eskandar stated. “It’s important to know that kidney disease is a general medical term for the multiple health conditions that can eventually cause kidney failure. Some of the most common are high blood pressure and diabetes, but there’s a long list that can affect you or a loved one.”

SouthCoast Health experts explain some of the most common kidney problems that people can experience here. 

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(Savannah dentists) Helpful Teething Hints from Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

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Below is a guest post from Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah 

Your baby was born with all 20 primary teeth below their gumline. They typically start to come through between 6 and 12 months. Children usually have their full set of baby teeth in place by age 3.

Teething Symptoms

What’s normal?

Trouble sleeping
Loss of appetite
Drooling more than usual
What’s not normal?

High fever

If your baby has any of these symptoms while teething and continues to be cranky and uncomfortable, call your pediatric dentist or pediatrician.

Are Numbing Gels or Teething Tablets Safe For My Baby?

The FDA recommends that parents and caregivers not use benzocaine products for children younger than 2. They are also warning that benzocaine oral drug products should only be used in adults and children 2 years and older if they contain certain warnings on the drug label. These products carry serious risks and provide little to no benefits for treating oral pain, including sore gums in infants due to teething.

Benzocaine is an over-the-counter anesthetic, which the FDA notes are usually under the product names Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel and Orabase. Benzocaine has been associated with a rare but serious—and sometimes fatal—condition called methemoglobinemia, a disorder in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced.

The FDA also urges parents not to use – and dispose of homeopathic teething tablets – after lab testing found “inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in certain homeopathic teething tablets, sometimes far exceeding the amount claimed on the label.”

“The body’s response to belladonna in children under two years of age is unpredictable and puts them at unnecessary risk,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that the dental home for a child should be established no later than 12 months of age to help children and their families institute a lifetime of good oral health.

Should you have any questions regarding your child and teething, please contact Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry  in Savannah  and they will be happy to help you: 912-298-KIDS.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

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(Savannah OB-GYNs) SouthCoast Health’s Timeline of Women’s Health

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

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SouthCoast Health in Savannah showcases just how much growth has happened in a short period of time when it comes to women’s health.

See the timelime of some of the biggest advancements in women’s health to date here.

Whether you are looking for a primary care doctor, ob-gyn or a pediatrician, or another medical specialist, SouthCoast Health has you covered with its wide range of world-class healthcare services, available throughout the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

If you have any additional questions or want to learn more, click here to schedule an appointment or call 912-691-3600.

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St. Patrick’s 2019 Safety Tips from SouthCoast Health

Friday, March 8th, 2019

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Planning to party for St. Patrick’s Day weekend? Do you know what steps to take to prevent alcohol poisoning or dehydration from drinking alcohol?

SouthCoast Health in Savannah offers safety tips for St. Patrick’s Day here. 

For example: The golden rule of drinking: For every alcoholic drink, drink a glass of water to match. This will maintain BAC (blood alcohol content) and keep you hydrated.

Of course, another way to stay safe and healthy is to not drink alcohol and be sober.

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(Richmond Hill, Savannah dentists) Spring Break Means Time to Schedule Your Child’s Dental Appointment

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

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Spring Break Means Time to Schedule Your Child’s Dental Appointment.

Kids’ Dentistree in Richmond Hill is a fun, family-friendly dental practice just for kids. And now is the perfect time to schedule your child’s appointment over spring break!

Kid’s Dentistree patients, from toddlers to teens, love how Kid’s Dentistree takes the anxiety out of going to the dentist. In fact, they make it fun. Help your child start a lifetime of healthy smiles today.

Learn more about Kids Dentistree and their services, or make an appointment, here.

The Richmond Hill office is a kind, patient and experienced team. The goal: to establish a trusting relationship with the parent and child and set the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

The office is located in the “Clock Tower” building, right next to The Suites at Station Exchange on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Kid’s Dentistree
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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(Savannah kids’ cooking classes) Camp Kudzu Food for Thought Culinary Program 2019

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

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Here’s an opportunity for children with Type 1 Diabetes to build confidence & strengthen their relationship with food in a healthy way: the Camp Kudzu Food for Thought Program in Savannah on May 18 2019.

The day will include a hands-on, low-carb snack challenge where children will work in teams to “shop” for their ingredients, work together to make a tasty recipe and understand how to count carbs and calculate their respective insulin dose.

Kids will participate in a “mock” dining experience where they will work in teams to estimate carb content of foods that are served to them just like in a restaurant or at a friend’s house for a sleepover. Practicing the estimation of carb counts based on identifying ingredients will boost their confidence in real-world settings.

Participants will partake in a food demonstration with the Charlie Cart Project which integrates the educational program with a mobile kitchen to deliver hands-on nutrition education. Parent education sessions will be offered during child activity time. Plan to have one adult attend.

Learn more here. 

Savannah Culinary Program for kids @ Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd
Savannah, GA 31401
May 18, 2019
Cost: $10
For 6th-12th graders with type 1 diabetes
Registration required. Register online here. 

Contact Cyndi Satlow or (912) 244-4101 with any questions.

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(Georgia Summer Camps 2019) Camp Kudzu for kids & teens with type 1 diabetes

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Camp Kudzu Diabetes Summer Camp 2019 GeorgiaSummer enrollment is now open for Camp Kudzu, a nonprofit organization serving children and teens living with type 1 diabetes.

The life-altering diagnosis of type 1 diabetes can be isolating and overwhelming- adding new and critical things to a child’s daily routine.

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.

Until there is a cure, Camp Kudzu will continue to educate, empower and inspire children living with type 1!

Children with juvenile diabetes can never take a vacation from the disease. But now Camp Kudzu provides a place for them to learn and grow with other children facing the same struggles.

Camp Kudzu

Learn more here.

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(Savannah cardiologists) SouthCoast Health’s Dr. Roy Flood answers questions about high blood pressure

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

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High Blood Pressure affects 1 in 3 American adults.

If you or your loved one is one of those with this medical condition, check out this SouthCoast Health post in which SouthCoast Health Cardiologist Dr. Roy Flood explains high blood pressure & gives guidelines to reduce the effects of this disease.

Flood discusses the causes of high blood pressure & what you can do to prevent high blood pressure here.

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Savannah Postpartum Support Group for Moms

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Postpartum Support Group Savannah Moms There’s a donation-based postpartum support group in Savannah for moms seeking community and connection during baby’s first year. The group meets @ 10AM Fridays and will meet for 8 consecutive weeks:

This weekly support group welcomes moms who are seeking support, connection, and community during baby’s first year. Life with a new little one can be both wonderful and very, very challenging. Come together with like-minded women as we explore topics such as health and wellness, relationships, body image, sexuality, mood changes, bonding with your baby, and more.

Friday mornings at 10AM
@ the Midwife Group + Birth Center
1692 Chatham Parkway, Savannah
Suggested donation of $20

You do not have to be a patient of the Birth Center to attend. Children younger than 2 are welcome.

Learn more here. 

Questions? Email or call (912) 495-8549.