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

Tuesday, November 25th, 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.

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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.

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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

Endurance Race Services: Savannah races include Love Chocolate Half & 10K; Skidaway Island Marathon

Monday, November 10th, 2014

You’re hooked on races now that you’ve conquered (or cheered on) the Savannah Rock n’Roll Marathon.

Endurance Race Services has lots of fun Savannah area races. See them all by clicking here. Upcoming  ERS Savannah races we’re excited about include:

Love Chocolate Savannah Half Marathon and 10K 2015 ERS Savannah Love Chocolate Half Marathon and 10K
Feb. 14th 2015 9AM
1st Annual Race
Southbridge – Coastal Cathedral – 275 Berwick Boulevard – Savannah, GA 31405
​This Half Marathon and 10k is all about earning your chocolate. Chocolate treats from packet pickup, on the course, all the way to the finishline. Hot Chocolate and Coffee, fondo style treats and a festive finishline will make this a great Valentines Day event for you. Southbridge is beautiful and the course features lakes, perfect lawns, old trees, smooth roads and sidewalks. Learn more here. 

Electronic Non-Chip timing
Finisher Medal and mug included with race registration
Bag and Key Check option
Childcare while you run (3 to 12)
ERS Race Photos are free for download
Race benefits Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Waterfront Church & a Local Adoption Campaign. Help out by purchasing some cookies after the race.
Finishline food includes coffee, hot chocolate, chocolate treats and Girl Scout cookies.

Register by clicking here.

Skidaway Island Marathon and Half Marathon 2015 Savannah races Skidaway Island Marathon and Half Marathon
April 4th 2015, 8AM
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography – 30 Ocean Science Circle – Savannah, GA 31411

Savannah has been called America’s most beautiful City and Skidaway Island is one of its jewels. This is your opportunity to run where Savannah residents want to, it isn’t on your every day tourist website because this course is hosted in the premiere Island Neighborhood; The Landings Association and The Landings Club. Learn more here.

The Course:
You will enjoy miles of perfect scenery, amazing marsh and river front views, elegant homes and sneek peaks of the Landings Golf Courses. This is mostly an open course because the traffic is minimal, and you’ll likely share the road with a homeowner enjoying their daily golf cart ride. The course is almost entirely paved, generally flat other then a Savannah hill (one over pass).

Register by clicking here. 

ERS Annual Race Pass
Register now to run all year for below early bird pricing.

2015 annual race pass includes Endurance Race Services Biggest Race Ever – the Skidaway Island Marathon April 4th 2015.

Learn more here.

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Discover Hope for Autism with Tyneise Seaborough, Savannah Autism Specialist & Author

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

autism resources support Tyneise Seaborough Savannah Hope for Autism book Tyneise Seaborough, Autism Specialist & Pediatric Occupational Therapist, releases new e-book, “Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges”, as an answer to the many questions posed daily by parents desperately seeking ways to simplify the lives and daily tasks of their children living with autism.

This book addresses topics such as making eye contact, sleeping, trying new foods, homework, play skills, tantrums, communication, waiting, toileting, and transitions.

Incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach, Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges, allows the reader to:
*Discover the appropriate way to develop social stories, a visual guide that presents information in a story format to help children with ASD learn daily routines, expectations, procedures, and behavioral standards.
*Gain access to the M-CHAT-R (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers), a scientifically validated screening tool used to assess the risk of ASD in children 16 to 30 months of age.
*Obtain insight from a host of specialists in designated fields such as feeding, vision, dental, clinical psychology, applied behavior, and speech therapy, just to name a few.
*Get connected to social networks, support groups, and local/online resources.
*Be empowered from practical solutions and the insightful interviews from a variety of specialists.

Download your copy today on Amazon for only $3.99.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to request Tyneise to speak at your next event, please contact TYNEISE SEABOROUGH at (912)401-4105 or Seaborough.events@live.com.

Connect with Tyneise  on Facebook here. 

Subscribe to the Hope for Autism webpage today at www.hopeforautism.info

Autism Specialist & Pediatric Occupational Therapist Tyneise Seaborough, author of new e-book,  “Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges”, www.hopeforautism.info, (912)401-4105, email Seaborough.events@live.com On Facebook here.  Tyneise Seaborough is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Thanksgiving pick-up meal from SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit in Savannah

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Thanksgiving meals Savannah pickup to-go

THANKSGIVING MENU

Time to start thinking about your Thanksgiving meal. Relax. Why not order a complete Thanksgiving meal to pick up?

Check out SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit  Thanksgiving menu below.

To place your order, call Heather at 912.525.8745 or email heather.carbone@cafebonappetit.com. Orders must be placed by 2PM Mon. Nov. 24.

 

SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, 31401 email eric.davidson@cafebonappetit.com. On Facebook here. SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Holiday Parent & Juniors Golf Tournament @ The Club at Savannah Harbor, Dec. 20

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Junior Parent Holidays 2014 Golf Tournament Savannah Spend time outdoors with your child during the Holidays at a special Holiday Parent-Junior Golf Tournament @ The Club at Savannah Harbor , Dec. 20, on Hutchinson Island, next to Westin Savannah.

The club’s tournaments and clinics are open to the public. $55 per parent-child team. Includes green fees on the 18-hole course, cart fees, use of practice facility and prizes.

Interested in signing up? Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com

$5 Girls’ Golf Clinic The Club at Savannah Harbor 

You’re invited: A Girls Golf Clinic for girls ages 18 & younger celebrating girl power @  The Club at Savannah Harbor  next to Westin Savannah on Hutchinson Is. 10 AM-noon Sat. Nov. 22 . Only $5 per person – which includes lessons, demonstration, hands-on instruction, indoor activities & more.

Clinics & tournaments are open to the public.

Interested in signing up your daughter? Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, On Facebookhere. Email Golf.savannah@westin.com,www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Join Team in Training in Savannah: Get in shape. Meet other moms. Help fight cancer

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Savannah Team in training Leukemia Looking for a meaningful way to get in shape and make new friends?

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!

Stop by the TNT Expo Booth to learn more:

*Sun. Nov. 2, 11 AM-6 PM at the Savannah Food Day Festival in Daffin Park.

*Thurs. Nov. 6, 1-7 pm or Fri. Nov 7,10-7pm at the Rock n Roll Savannah Marathon Expo at the Convention Center on Hutchinson Island

*Fri. Dec. 5 10 AM-6 PM at Savannah River Bridge Run Expo, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

For more details, contact Jennie.Brewster@LLS.org or 912-436-3273.

Team In Training Program Info: TNT is an endurance sports training program designed to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Participants raise money to help cure blood cancers by crossing the finish line.  The program is open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

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  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.

Learn More Info:  www.teamintraining.org/ga or contact Jennie.Brewster@LLS.org or 912-436-3273.

Come learn more at these information meetings:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Office
340 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 220
Thurs. Nov. 13
6 PM

TNT Holiday Social
Thurs. Dec. 11
Details to come at www.lls.org/ga/savannah

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

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah fitness classes you can do with your baby

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Stroller moms fitness classes Savannah Richmond Hill Pooler

Workout before Halloween without having to find childcare.

Come to the Halloween class of the Stroller Strong Moms stroller workout classes 9:30 AM Wed. Oct. 29 at Savannah’s Forsyth Park.  You can get a rigorous workout with your child in tow. There will also be a stroller treat.

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Come to one of the regular Stroller Strong Moms 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

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah also features 2 yoga classes per month, 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 herewww.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser