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Extended office hours @ SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, Savannah & Richmond Hill

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Pediatricians in Savannah, RIchmond Hill, Rincon

Because it seems like every other child is sick with the flu in Savannah, we wanted to remind you of extended hours at SouthCoast Health Pediatrics.

Extended hours are available at SouthCoast Health Pediatrics at the following locations/dates/times:

SAVANNAH
310 Eisenhower Drive, Building 16
912.303.3500
Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm – 7:30pm. Walk-ins welcome.
Saturday/Sunday Urgent Care hours; 9 AM-NOON. Walk-ins Welcome.

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

Please note that extended hours are not available for new patients.

Below is an address and phone number for the Rincon location below, The Rincon location does not currently have any extended hours.

RINCON
613 Towne Park Drive West, Suite 305
912.826.4866

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

Kids Night Out: Yoga for kids, craft & storytime & more with Yoga Me Fit, Savannah

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Kids Night Out: Date Night for Parents Savannah Yoga Me Fit 2014

Need a date night this holiday season?

Or just one kid-free night to do some holiday shopping and gift wrapping?

Kids Night Out
Holiday Kidding Around Yoga Program

What: Kids Night Out Presented by Yoga Me Fit, LLC hosted by Lynn Geddes
When: Friday December 12th and Friday December 19th 6:00-9:00pm
Who: Kids ages 3-12 years
Where: Anahata Healing Arts 2424 Drayton Street, Suite B
Why: To give Mom and Dad some Me Time.

Purchase tickets online here

Yoga Me Fit Savannah Holiday Kids Night Out Parents Night Out

Schedule of Events

Arrival time: 6:00pm. Please ARRIVE on TIME so schedule is not disrupted.
6:00-6:15pm – Mindful awareness practice of placing shoes and bags away/ bathroom break. Music Activity with Yoga Postures – Joggin’ Through the Jungle all ages
6:15-7:00pm- 3- 6 yrs. Kidding Around Yoga Class/ 7-12yrs- Arts and Crafts (Gift Making)
7:00-7:15pm- Toe-ga – a game where you pick up pom poms with your toes and place on your mat all ages
7:15-8:00pm 7-12yrs Kidding Around Yoga Class/ 3-6yrs Arts and Crafts (Gift Making)
8:00-8:15pm Healthy Snack and Drink- Teaching kids about FRESH WHOLE FOODS that come from the ground all ages
8:15-8:45pm- Story time – a performance of Johnny Appleseed presented by Chase Anderson all ages. Expresses the Gift of Giving
8:45-9:00pm – Clean up area and get ready for pick up. Practice of the second limb of yoga known as Niyamas/ Observances – Saucha means Cleanliness.
Patanjali does not say we should stop our poor habits; instead we should practice the Eight Limbs of Yoga. When we stop putting effort into “breaking bad habits” and start practicing/living the Eight Limbs, our bad habits simply drop away from us.

Investment in Education: $40. Purchase tickets online here

Snacks: Organic Apple Cider, Coconut Water, Apples, Bananas or Star Fruit.

Live Streaming of event so you can check in on your little ones online via your phone or computer.

Register

Contact Michelle for Registration via email at anahatahealingarts@gmail.com or click here.

Purchase tickets online here

Contact Lynn for questions about the event via email yogamelynn@gmail.com or tel: 912-308-3410

Yoga Me Fit, email: yogamelynn@gmail.com tel: 912-308-3410, www.yogamefit.com/ Yoga Me Fit is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Get in shape, meet other moms: Learn more about Team in Training in Savannah @ Holiday Social, Dec. 11

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Holiday Social Team in Training Savannah Women's Publix Half Marathon

 

Curious about Team In Training and their spring programs?

Stop by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society office for a TNT Holiday Social.

Thursday, December 11th from 6-7:30 pm at 340 Eisenhower Dr. Ste 220 (next door to Sylvan Learning Center). Mingle with TNT alumni, coaches, mentors, LLS staff and enjoy drinks, appetizers and fun prizes!

RSVP here.

Team In Training is accepting applications now for the perfect Moms or Girlfriends event – the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon on March 28 2015.  (FREE race registration for Team in Training Savannah)  Train to walk or run a half marathon or 5K while helping to raise funds to find a cure for blood cancers.

Discount

SouthernMamas.com readers enjoy half off the Team In Training registration fee using coupon code SAVMAMA atwww.teamintraining.org/ga

Plus, FREE race registration for Team in Training Savannah for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon on March 28 2015.  

About Team in Training

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program in Savannah is an endurance sports training program open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

Since 1988, the program has helped over 600,000 participants cross the finish line and raise over $1 billion to help cure blood cancers. These are not professional athletes or professional fundraisers, these are folks just like you!

Stay connected by liking Team in Training Savannah Facebook page here.

Team in Training Savannah, www.teamintraining.org/ga/  On Facebook here. Team in Training is SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Moms Make Things Happen: Join Team in Training in Savannah for 50% off registration fee

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Team in Training Savannah Publix race Thinking about signing up for Team In Training in Savannah? Here is what mom, Danielle, has to say about her experience.

“I first signed up with Team In Training for motivation and support to train for my first marathon. My brother is a lymphoma survivor and I wanted to do something to honor him. As luck would have it, just a couple months into training, I discovered I was pregnant! So, I took a little over a year off and signed up again when Jordy was just five months old. I loved being part of a team – everyone was so supportive regardless of fitness ability. Our coach offered much needed motivation and advice as I spent five months training for a full marathon. I was so proud to wear my purple Team in Training shirt on race day!

Fast forward another year and I had the opportunity to co-coach the Moms In Training program. Leading this group of moms and first time runners helped hold me accountable to waking up early every Saturday morning and hitting the pavement. A bonus was that my baby girl, Jordy, could train with me. It was exciting when she rode in the stroller for 5 miles and just smiled and repeated “go team!”

Team In Training is accepting applications now for the perfect Moms or Girlfriends event – the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon on March 28 2015.  (FREE race registration for Team in Training Savannah)  Train to walk or run a half marathon or 5K while helping to raise funds to find a cure for blood cancers.

Discount

SouthernMamas.com readers enjoy half off the Team In Training registration fee using coupon code SAVMAMA at www.teamintraining.org/ga

Visit Team in Training Savannah at the Savannah River Bridge Run Expo on Friday, December 5th from 10-7pm. Stop by the Team In Training booth to sign up or get more info. Mention SouthernMamas.com and receive a special gift.

About Team in Training

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program in Savannah is an endurance sports training program open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

Since 1988, the program has helped over 600,000 participants cross the finish line and raise over $1 billion to help cure blood cancers. These are not professional athletes or professional fundraisers, these are folks just like you!

Stay connected by liking Team in Training Savannah Facebook page here.

Team in Training Savannah, www.teamintraining.org/ga/  On Facebook here. Team in Training is SouthernMamas.com advertiser

New Web site for Stroller Strong Moms Savannah

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah running group stroller workouts

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah has a new Website. See it by clicking here.

Stroller Strong Moms offers stroller workout classes in Savannah, Richmond Hill,  Pooler where you can get a rigorous workout with your child in tow.

Newcomers are welcome & first class is free!

FORSYTH PARK, SAVANNAH
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY
9:30-10:30AM

J.F. GREGORY PARK, RICHMOND HILL
TUESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY
9:30-10:30AM

TOM TRIPLETT PARK, POOLER
TUESDAY & THURSDAY
9:30-10:30AM

See the complete class schedule here. 

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah also offers indoor crossfit classes @ CrossFit SteadFast when temperatures are below freezing, a (well-deserved) Moms’ Night out & race of the month.

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com On Facebook here. On Twitter here, Stroller www.strollerstrongmoms.com/wp/ Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Walk-in Hours for Sick Kids – No Appointment Necessary @ Memorial Health University Physicians – Family Medicine Center, Savannah

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Memorial Health Family Medicine Center Savannah Walk-in hours for sick kids Kids get sick on their own schedule, not yours.

So Memorial Health University Physicians – Family Medicine Center is offering special walk-in hours just for infants and children up to age 17, no appointment necessary.

Family medicine physicians are available Monday through Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. to treat colds and flu, strep throat, ear infections, and other illnesses. Stop by for fast, convenient medical care.

When is it best to keep your sick child home from school? Donna Prill, M.D., a family medicine physician at the Family Medicine Center gives parents some important tips in this video:

The Family Medicine Center is conveniently located at 1107 East 66th St., one block south of Memorial University Medical Center.

Appointments for immunizations, school and sports physicals, chronic disease management and other healthcare needs are available by calling 912-350-8404.

Memorial University Medical Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Fit4Mom Savannah stroller workout specials for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Fit4Mom discounts on stroller workout in Savannah Fit4Mom Savannah is having specials for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday!

Gift certificates available too!

Black Friday- Free registration with purchased plan or pass for new members
Small Business Saturday- 25% off 10 class pass
Cyber Monday- Buy 2 months of membership, get 1 month free for new members

Fit4Mom Savannah will honor these deals Friday through Monday
All deals can be purchased on Fit4Mom Savannah website here.
For questions, please contact Erin Hanna at erinhanna@fit4mom.com or 843-368-1863

Fit4Mom Gift of Fitness Savannah Stroller workout

FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood. Come join in for a great workout for all fitness levels and meet some new friends! Bring a yoga mat or towel and water and meet the group.

The Fit4Mom Savannah group works out at the Savannah Mall Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Daffin Park Tuesday and Thursday, and Hull Park (at 55th St. and Atlantic St.) on Saturday. All classes are from 9:30 til 10:30 am, and your first class is FREE!

Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates power walking, strength, toning, songs and activities. Certified fitness instructors are specially trained in pre and post-natal fitness and offer a variety of fun class formats both indoors and outdoors. All locations also offer a free playgroup with Our Village so moms can form lasting friendships with other moms through organized playdates, moms’ nights out, and activities for the whole family.

Fit4Mom in Savanah, Weekday class locations @ Savannah Mall & Daffin Park,  savannah.fit4mom.com, 843.368.1863 , email ErinHanna@Fit4Mom.com. Fit4Mom is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah’s gun violence epidemic is a public health threat

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Savannah's Gun Violence Crime Problem Public Health Issue

(UPDATE: A 12-year-old Savannah boy named Keith Passmore was shot dead Saturday night Nov. 22. That means three children were shot in three different shootings in Savannah in less than one week.)

This week, two different shootings of Savannah children serve as horrific reminders of this city’s gun violence epidemic.

Kiaja Smalls, 2, was shot dead Tuesday night while sleeping in her Savannah Southside apartment.  The shots were fired from outside the apartment.

On Thursday, a Savannah 6-year-old girl was shot during a domestic dispute. She suffered non-fatal injuries.

Imagine if these cases involved another consumer product other than guns.

Imagine if Kiaja died because of a malfunction in a crib or if she swallowed a laundry detergent pod. Then we would hear from various health and public safety advocates about how to prevent such deaths along with tips about keeping our children safe.

However when it comes to gun violence as a public health issue - we rarely hear from the medical community about how to prevent gun violence.

Even though there are about about 11,000 homicides, 19,000 suicides and more than 2,000 fatal accidents involving guns every year nationwide.  That’s an average of 88 gun deaths per day.

We’d love to see Savannah physicians become more active in counseling patients and the public about firearm safety and working to reduce injuries and deaths from firearms, in the same way that they work to reduce injuries and deaths from poisonings, smoking, motor vehicle traffic accidents, incorrectly installed car seats etc.

For example, how many pediatricians regularly tell parents that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the safest home for children is one without guns?

Health experts – we would love to talk to you about Savannah’s gun violence epidemic and to get your input about what we as parents can do to prevent these shootings from becoming the new normal. Please contact us at anne@southernmamas.com

Funeral donations
Donations are being accepted for the funeral expenses for Kiaja Smalls, 2, who was shot and killed Tuesday night inside a Savannah apartment. The family says donations will be accepted at any local Wells Fargo Bank. A gofundme page has also been set up for the family: http://www.gofundme.com/hid3wk

Free tours, Q&A on 3D mammography technology at Belk in Hilton Head, Savannah, Nov. 19-20

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Mobile Mammograpy at Belk in Hilton Head, Savannah SouthCoast Health Imaging to host 3D mammography mobile coach at Belk in
Savannah and Hilton Head Island this month.

SouthCoast Health Imaging will host Hologic, Inc.’s 3D mammography mobile coach tour bus in Savannah on Wednesday, Nov. 19, and on Hilton Head Island on Thursday, Nov. 20. The bus will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days to share educational information on the benefits of 3D mammography.

The mobile coach will be outside of Belk locations at Savannah’s Oglethorpe Mall (7804 Abercorn St.) and Hilton Head Island (28 Shelter Cove Ln.) on Nov. 19 and 20, respectively. During the free educational events, guests are invited to tour the mobile coach to learn how this groundbreaking 3D technology has become the new standard in breast cancer screenings. 3D mammogram services will not be offered on the mobile coach during these events.

Representatives from Hologic, Inc. and SouthCoast Health Imaging will be on board the mobile coach to answer questions and provide health and wellness information for women of all ages.

For more information about the mobile coach events, contact SouthCoast Health Imaging’s Rachael DeRing at
SCMG-Imaging@SouthCoastMedical.com or (912) 691-4200.

SouthCoast Health is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Join Team in Training in Savannah at half-price; enjoy free half marathon training with CREW & free race registration for Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

FREE half marathon training with CREW FREE race registration for the inaugural Publix Savannah Women’s Half MarathonThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training in Savannah is excited to announce a new partnership with Fleet Feet’s CREW program and the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon.

Team In Training fundraising participants enjoy complimentary half marathon training with CREW and complimentary race registration for the inaugural Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon (March 28 2015) You win. Cancer loses.

Plus, Southern Mamas readers can register for Team in Training at half price with coupon code SAVMAMA. Register here.

Attend an Info Meeting this Thursday, November 13th at 6pm to learn more @ LLS Office – 340 Eisenhower Dr. Ste 220. Call 912-436-3273 for details. 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program in Savannah is an endurance sports training program open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

Since 1988, the program has helped over 600,000 participants cross the finish line and raise over $1 billion to help cure blood cancers. These are not professional athletes or professional fundraisers, these are folks just like you!

Stay connected by liking Team in Training Savannah Facebook page here.

Event Info: Three events are being offered this season.  1. The Asheville Marathon at Biltmore – March 15th.  A gorgeous course on Biltmore Estate property.  Half and full marathon options. 2. Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K – March 28th   (FREE race registration for Team in Training Savannah) 3. Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon & Half – May 3rd.

Training Info: The local Savannah-based group will begin training on December 13th.  Tuesday and Thursday mornings and evenings and Saturday mornings.  There are several groups of all different paces.  Organizers try to make sure everyone has a buddy.  5K training begins in January.

Team in Training Savannah, www.teamintraining.org/ga/  On Facebook here. Team in Training is SouthernMamas.com advertiser