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(Savannah, Pooler pediatricians) ‘Ask A Pediatrician’ with Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

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Ask a Pediatrician with Pediatric Associates of Savannah 

Do you have a question you want to ask a pediatrician?

Dr. Christopher C. Rogers of Pediatric Associates of Savannah will answer them in an upcoming video just for SouthernMamas.com readers.

Follow this link to submit your question to have it answered by Dr. Rogers. (Or you can email your question(s) to anne@southernmamas.com )

Dr. Rogers will answer your questions in an upcoming video for SouthernMamas.com readers.

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

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

(Savannah therapists) Low Country Counseling on how to keep your sanity during your child’s tantrum

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Low Country Counseling Savannah therapists: How Do I Keep My Sanity During My Child’s Tantrum?!

Low Country Counseling: How do I keep my sanity during my child’s tantrum?

We’ve all been there: parental exhaustion when your child is in the midst of a meltdown.

Low Country Counseling therapists share three tips on how to remain calm during tantrums.

Once you have mastered the ability to regain patience and calm, here are five tips to cope with your child’s tantrum.

Learn more here. 
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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for Individuals, Moms, Couples, Families, Children, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You’re not alone.

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(Savannah pediatricians) COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Ages 16 & 17 @ SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, Richmond Hill

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill Ga. COVID Vaccine

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics is administering COVID-19 vaccinations to their patients who are age 16 and 17 years old at the SouthCoast Health pediatrics location in Richmond Hill.

If you are interested in having your child (within this age range) vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine at that location, please CLICK HERE to add your child to SouthCoast’s waitlist. This waitlist will be used to contact patients to schedule a vaccination.

Vaccinations are by appointment only.

Completing the form is not a guarantee of an appointment as vaccine supplies could be limited.

You will be contacted by text to schedule when an appointment is available for your child. If you sign up on the waitlist with a landline, you will receive a phone call to schedule.

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(Pediatric Dentists) Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill shares tips on teaching kids good oral hygiene

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

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Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill, Ga.: Good Habits for Oral Hygiene

Below is a guest post from Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill on good oral health habits that will enable your child to keep their teeth healthy and strong for life!

Build Good Habits Early

For permanent teeth to be healthy and strong it’s crucial to start building good oral health habits at a very young age. These habits include brushing their teeth twice a day for two full minutes, scraping their tongues, and flossing daily. Being consistent with a daily routine will help establish these habits quickly. Besides, you want to keep their baby teeth healthy so that their adult teeth will come in where they should and have a healthy start!

Tactics For Teaching Oral Hygiene

Children love to imitate what their parents do, and they love proving that they are big boys and girls. Aside from letting them watch someone brush their teeth, here are a few other ways to help them form good habits!

Get them excited! Talking up good oral health will help them to get excited about starting to brush their own teeth as well as flossing and eating the right foods.

Let them choose their own “equipment.” When they choose their own toothbrush, it will allow them to take ownership of their oral health, so encourage them to pick out their favorite one!

Use examples! YouTube videos, apps, children’s books, etc., are great examples, other than brushing yourself, to show your child that having good oral health is fun to do!

Praise their successes. If they know you’re proud of them for brushing their teeth, they’ll be proud of themselves and be happier to do it. You might even use a reward system until they get in the habit, like a sticker chart to build up to a prize.

Extra Expertise

If your child is still refusing to brush their teeth, or has a hard time grasping the concept of maintaining good oral health, that’s okay! Every child learns at their own pace. Just be patient and keep trying. You can also come to Kid’s Dentistree for help. Kid’s Dentistree can show your child examples, talk to them, try to find out why they’re not so interested in brushing, and set up a routine with them! They’ll be tooth-brushing pros before you know it.

Visit Kid’s Dentistree to schedule an appointment today.

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

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FREE YMCA of Coastal Georgia Healthy Kid Day in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Effingham Co.

Monday, April 26th, 2021

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day- Sat. May 1 2021

Do you know what makes a healthy kid?

Get the recipe and try the Y at this free, outdoor, safely distanced community event on Sat. May 1. All YMCA of Coastal Georgia locations will host activities including healthy snacks, seasonal pools openings, fitness demos, summer day camp information and you can join the Y with NO JOINER’S FEE!

For more information, visit ymcaofcoastalga.org/healthykids

Effingham YMCA: 9AM  – 1PM

Golden Isles & McIntosh YMCA: 11AM-3PM

Habersham YMCA: 10AM-1PM

Liberty County/ Armed Services YMCA: 10AM-2PM

Richmond Hill YMCA: 10AM-2PM

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SouthCoast Health pediatric provider on the importance of the HPV vaccine

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

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SouthCoast Health Pediatric Provider on the Importance of the HPV Vaccine

Every year in the United States, 33,700 women and men are diagnosed with cancer caused by HPV infection. The good news? The HPV vaccination can help prevent these diseases with a success rate as high as 90% in some cases.

“The age recommended for children to get their HPV vaccine has been getting younger and younger,” SouthCoast Health Nurse Practitioner Beth Lee stated. “With its incredible success rate of preventing such awful diseases, it’s really a must for any child.”

Learn more about the HPV vaccine and how it affects your children here. 

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(Savannah therapists) Low Country Counseling on what do to if you relapse

Monday, April 19th, 2021

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Low Country Counseling: What To Do If I Relapse? 

Getting off of drugs and alcohol is generally easier than staying off drugs and alcohol.

Reputable detox programs are good at helping people safely and comfortably get through the harsh withdrawal symptoms. The real challenge begins when it’s time to do the work necessary to maintain sobriety.

Low Country Counseling therapists in Savannah share insight into what leads to relapse and 6 Things To Do After Relapse here. 

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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for Individuals, Moms, Couples, Families, Children, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You’re not alone.

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Savannah pediatrician on essential info for understanding autism

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam

SouthCoast Health pediatrician: Essential info for understanding autism

1 in 59 American children have autism.

“Unfortunately, many still view autism negatively and those with autism suffer from the biased opinions of others,” said SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam. “This is largely in part of lack of knowledge. Believe it or not, there’s a lot to learn about autism and from those who may be on the spectrum. The biggest thing to understand is that autism is just another way of living and another perspective in this diverse world.”

To help spur positive conversation about autism during Autism Awareness Month, find the basics of autism here including what is autism; what does ‘On the spectrum’ mean; signs of autism; diagnosis of autism; and what happens after diagnosis.

Learn more here. 

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Pamper & Polish Kids Spa Pop-Up Event in Savannah

Monday, April 12th, 2021

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Pamper & Polish Kids Spa – Savannah’s 1st Mobile Spa Party Bus for Girls 4-12

Your child is invited to the next Pamper & Polish Kids’ Spa Pop-Up Experience on Sat. April 24 2021 at the Mom In A Million event in Savannah.

For girls ages 4-12.

What’s included: spa bus experience, mini manicures, music, movies, treat bags & MORE

Limited tickets available.

This Fri. April 16 is the last day to purchase tickets. No tickets will be sold day of the event.

Learn more & choose your session here. 

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Mother’s Day Community Picnic 2021, Forsyth Park, Savannah

Monday, April 12th, 2021

FREE Mother’s Day 2021 Community Picnic, May 9, Savannah

In honor of Maternal Mental Health month, the Maternal Mental Health Collective will host a Mother’s Day community picnic at Forsyth Park.

You’re invited: Sun. May 9 2021, 10AM-noon. This gathering welcomes any and all Savannah-area mamas (including those who are pregnant).

Bring a picnic to the park for this free, fun, laidback outdoor meet-up. Stop by on your way to your Mother’s Day plans – or stay the whole time. Bring something to sit on, something to eat, and yourself just as you are. Cold beverages and lots of good company will be provided. You’re welcome to bring your kids and family with you, or not.

All moms deserve care, support, and social connection – and this pandemic year has been long and so isolating for many moms. Come on out to make new friends, relax in the springtime (at a safe, outdoor distance), and find your community. The group will gather in the grass near the bandshell and playground.

Please spread the word within your networks and let organizers know if you have any questions. Find more info here.

SouthCoast Health: Is it Allergies or Is it COVID?

Monday, April 12th, 2021

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SouthCoast Health in Savannah: Is it allergies or is it COVID-19?

How do you know if your new sore throat, congestion, sneezes, or weariness are signs of standard allergies, or symptoms of COVID?

SouthCoast Health family medicine physician, Dr. Leland R. Dampier, III shares which symptoms to look for; when to get a test; tips to stay healthy here.

Learn the easiest way to tell the difference between allergy and coronavirus symptoms here.

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Low Country Counseling: What Is Developmental Therapy?

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

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Low Country Counseling: What is Developmental Therapy

Developmental Therapy (DT) is a 50-minute intense skill building session for children that make work seem more like fun.

Schools and peer supports are fantastic for skill building. This can be enhanced with an individualized plan designed for your child’s specific needs. Developmental Therapy provides one-on-one attention focused on areas your child may struggle.

Children with these conditions can benefit from developmental therapy.

Learn the five areas of development that developmental therapy benefits here. 

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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for Individuals, Moms, Couples, Families, Children, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You’re not alone.

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(Pediatric Dentists) Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill recognizes Autism Awareness month

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

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World Autism Month

April is World Autism Month, which gives us the opportunity to increase both the understanding and inclusion of autism in our communities and around the world.

Visiting the dentist can be challenging for children with autism, but at Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill, the goal is to make every child feel comfortable while establishing a trusting relationship with the parent.

Click here to read Kid’s Dentistree’s blog to learn more about Autism Awareness Month.

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

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SouthCoast Health: Urgent Care vs. the ER: When to Go to Where

Sunday, March 28th, 2021
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SouthCoast Health Nurse Practitioner Tammie Walz

SouthCoast Health: Urgent Care vs. the ER: When to Go to Where

*If you are experiencing a true medical emergency that can result in your death, please forgo reading this article and call 911 instead.*

Knowing where to go when seeking care for a serious medical condition is very important.

While SouthCoast Health is proud to offer urgent care services, some urgent medical conditions require attention at an emergency room.

SouthCoast Health Nurse Practitioner Tammie Walz shares tips here on when to go to urgent care vs when to go to the ER.

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SouthCoast Health Allergy Department: Pollen is Here. 101 on Allergies in Savannah

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Different plant species begin pollinating at different times of the year, with some trees starting as early as late January in our area. By late February, tree pollination here is in full swing, according to SouthCoast Health Allergy Department in Savannah.

For those who have developed an allergy to pollen, pollen can trigger sneezing, congestion, itching of the eyes and upper airway, and even chest tightness with shortness of breath.

Do you have such allergies? Determining whether allergies are playing a role in producing symptoms is best accomplished by visiting an allergist who is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Learn more here. 

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Low Country Counseling: 4 Ways To Notice Fullness

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

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Low Country Counseling on learning the body’s signals for satisfaction and fullness

Therapy focused around healing the relationship with food includes learning the body’s signals for satisfaction and fullness.

Struggles with eating can lead to confusion on whether or not a person feels hungry. One of the most common questions asked in therapy for over-eating patterns is understanding when to eat (and when to stop).

Low Country Counseling therapists share here the different triggers that can eat to over-eating as well as understanding when to eat (and when to stop) by understanding when to stop eating once your body feels full. Learn the Four Ways to Notice Fullness.

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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for Individuals, Moms, Couples, Families, Children, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You’re not alone.

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