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Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

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Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton, SC 

OPEN GYM for the week of Aug. 9

Open gym 9AM-5PM Mon through Friday. CLOSED Saturday for parties.
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Ignite the Senses Gym is a gym for ALL kids…

At Ignite the Senses, we ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships. Ignite the Senses gym is a fun, clean and safe place for kids to play, learn and party.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, we intend to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with Autism in and around the Lowcountry. We will provide a safe and fun indoor environment where autistic and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Ignite the Senses also has a new half day preschool program where children do active learning.

The gym’s motto: It’s OK to be DIFFERENT!

Check out the difference Ignite the Senses can make in your family’s life.

Learn more about Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym in Bluffton here.

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym
163 Bluffton Road, Suite C1
Bluffton, SC 29910

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(Pediatric Dentists) Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill on how much sugar is in kids’ drinks, snacks

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

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In this guest post, Kid’s Dentistree – a pediatric dentist in Richmond Hill – is sharing tips for replacing your child’s sugary snacks with healthier alternatives to not only benefit their overall health but keep their teeth healthy and strong, too.

How Much Sugar is in Your Kid’s Snacks?

Every parent wants their kids to be happy and healthy. For most of us, this means balancing what they want with what we know is best for them. But that’s easier said than done, especially when it comes to their diets. Because not only are a lot of kids picky eaters – sometimes saying “no” to a candy bar means a tantrum or argument.

Unfortunately, new research suggests that the health risks of sugar might be worse than we thought. Sugar-rich diets increase the risk of childhood obesity, heart disease and diabetes, and too much sugar can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. That’s why the American Heart Association now recommends that children consume less than 25 grams (about 6 teaspoons) of added sugars per day.

Anyone who’s recently read the label on a can of soda knows that even drinking one 12-ounce can would exceed 25 grams. So, what’s a parent to do? Of course, Kid’s Dentistree encourages replacing sugary snacks with healthy alternatives, but it’s important to know how much sugar is in the snacks kids love to eat. Even gummy vitamins contain 1-2 grams of sugar, so it’ll add up quickly!

How much sugar is in kid’s drinks?

Kool-Aid (8 ounces) = 4 grams

Capri Sun (1 pouch) = 18 grams

Orange Juice (8 ounces) = 21 grams

Apple Juice (8 ounces) = 26 grams

Sprite (12 ounces) = 31 grams

Chocolate Milk (12 ounces) = 33 grams

Coca-Cola (12 ounces) = 39 grams

Mountain Dew (12 ounces) = 46 grams

How much sugar is in kid’s snacks?

Cheerios (1 cup) = 1 gram

Ketchup (1 tablespoon) = 3.7 grams

Graham Cracker (1 rectangular piece) = 4.4 grams

Cheetos (small bag) = 5 grams

Chocolate Chip Cookies (4 cookies) = 9 grams

Nutri-Grain (1 bar) = 13 grams

Pop-Tarts (1 pastry) = 17 grams

Healthy Alternatives to Sugary Snacks

If you’re looking to cut down on your child’s sugar intake, we’ve heard a lot of parents secretly dilute the sodas they give their kids! But if you’ve got yourself a kid with a serious sweet tooth, try some of these alternatives and see what they think!

Cheese: Every 100 grams of cheese contains only about 2.3 grams of sugar. Not only that, but cheese is packed with protein and healthy fats that, when eaten in small amounts, are perfectly healthy to eat!

White Milk: 8 ounces of white milk does contain about 12 grams of sugar. If your child is obsessed with chocolate milk, try using less chocolate powder or syrup over time and getting them used to drinking whole milk. Like cheese, it contains healthy proteins and fats that an active person needs.

Peanut Butter: We’re not going to lie and say that peanut butter is the healthiest food out there. But it is sweet, and it’s only got about 3 grams of sugar in a typical serving of 2 tablespoons. Try spreading some peanut butter on a celery stick, adding 2-3 raisins on top and telling your child it’s called ants on a log!

Fruit: There has been a lot of talk recently about sugar in fruit. And though it’s true that unhealthy sugars exist in dried fruit or fruit juice, whole fruit such as apples and bananas still contain a great amount of fiber and water – which means more hydrated kids with healthier digestive systems.

Goldfish: Apparently the song is true. Goldfish have an impressively low amount of sugar per serving – 0 grams for every 55 pieces! So, if your kid loves to gobble up these cheesy fish-shaped crackers, it’s probably the most okay snack they can have every day.

Raising a child is hard work! And sometimes we’re just happy that they’re eating anything at all. But if you want your kid to grow up strong and healthy, limiting their sugar intake will increase their quality of life and even help them focus better in school.

So, encourage healthy eating! And try to talk to them about the negative health effects of sugar, like gaining weight, losing their permanent teeth and feeling bad or sick when they are older.

Do you have any healthy or sugar-free snacks that your kids love? Share them with Kid’s Dentistree on Facebook or Instagram.

Visit Kid’s Dentistree’s Web site or call (912) 756-5437 to schedule your child’s visit 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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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic: SouthCoast Health Pediatrician & Dietitian Answer Common Questions

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Amanda Hendricks

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SouthCoast Health Dietitian Rebekah Laurance

The Childhood Obesity Epidemic: SouthCoast Health Pediatrician & Dietitian Answer Common Questions

SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Amanda Hendricks and Dietitian Rebekah Laurance answer some of the most common and pressing questions about child obesity here.

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(Savannah pediatricians) Giveaway from Pediatrician Dr. Yolanda Rivera-Caudill

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

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Giveaway from Savannah pediatrician Dr. Yolanda Rivera-Caudill @ The Tiny Beet 

To celebrate back-to-school season, The Tiny Beet general pediatric direct primary care (DPC) practice in Savannah is having their very first giveaway!

PRIZE: free comprehensive back to school exam and lifestyle medicine consultation (a $200 value).
TO ENTER, visit The Tiny Beet’s Facebook page here 1)like this giveaway post, 2) leave the comment tinybeetgiveaway below that giveaway, and 3) make sure you are following The Tiny Beet on Instagram, too, @thedoctorbeet

Contest closes on 7/31 and winner will be announced 8/2.

The Tiny Beet is a general pediatric direct primary care (DPC) practice specializing in Lifestyle Medicine in order to focus on the root cause of patients’ health.

Dr. Caudill is on a mission to help her patients develop and maintain healthier lifestyles through general pediatrics and lifestyle medicine.

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

Monday, July 26th, 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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Moms groups: Pooler MOPS Open House, Aug. 18

Monday, July 26th, 2021

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Pooler MOPS Open House 2021, First Presbyterian Church of Pooler

Connect with other moms this school year.

If you’re pregnant or have a child in kindergarten or younger, Pooler MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) would love to have you join this year to journey through motherhood together and grow in faith.

If you’re familiar with MOPS and want to register, drop by between 9:30-11:30AM on Wed. Aug. 18 2021. If you want to learn more about MOPS, Pooler MOPS will have two informational sessions starting at 9:45 AM and 10:30 AM. The group will also have information about MOPS kids.

No childcare will be provided at open house, but snacks and activities will be available for the kids, as well as coffee and food for the mamas!

Can’t attend open house? Don’t worry! You can still register. Email poolermops@gmail.com.

If you’re interested in joining a community of fellow moms and meeting for brunch, conversation, crafts, speakers, and a little break from the kids, all while strengthening your relationship with Christ, Pooler MOPS might be just the right place for you.

Pooler MOPS Open House 2021
Wed. Aug. 18 2021
9:30-11:30AM
First Presbyterian Church of Pooler
1115 US Highway 80 E
Pooler, GA 31322

SouthCoast Health on bug bite risks, precautions

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

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SouthCoast Health Radiology Technologist shares the story of her son’s bug bite that became  infected and had turned into an abscess.

Read this mom’s story here. 

If you’re worried about a bug bite on you or your child’s skin, click here to learn about SouthCoast Health’s urgent care services. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with any of our expert pediatricians to talk about your kid’s risk with bug bites, click here to schedule an appointment.

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SouthCoast pediatricians: When it Comes to Pediatric Wellness Exams, Sooner is Better than Later

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. David Mozer

Savannah pediatricians: When it Comes to Pediatric Wellness Exams, Sooner is Better than Later

One of the best ways to productively spend downtime during summer is by scheduling a pediatrics appointment to complete a yearly check-up, SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. David Mozer  said.

SouthCoast Health pediatricians say annual wellness exams are critical in maintaining the health and happiness of your child, and knocking these out during summer avoids many potential problems.

SouthCoast Health pediatrics practices have taken extreme precautions to keep their offices safe for patient visits.

Check out four main reasons the proactive approach is best here.

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(Pediatric Dentists) Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill on tongue & lip ties

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

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Kid’s Dentistree Talks Tongue and Lip Ties

For infants and young children, tongue and lip ties can lead to trouble eating, speaking, and even sleeping. Learn more from Kid’s Dentistree’s latest blog where Dr. Julia Dobson discusses the signs and symptoms of tongue and lip ties and when you should seek treatment here.

If you suspect your child has a tongue or lip tie and would like a consultation, you can easily schedule an appointment online!

Visit Kid’s Dentistree’s Web site or call (912) 756-5437 to schedule your child’s visit 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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SouthCoast Health Podiatrist Dr. Skalla: How to keep your feet healthy during summer

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021
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SouthCoast Health podiatrist Dr. Craig K. Skalla

SouthCoast Health Podiatrist Dr. Skalla: How to keep your feet healthy during summer

5 tips to help keep your feet healthy from SouthCoast Health podiatrist Dr. Craig K. Skalla.

1. Stay Clean
2. Care Properly for Sweaty Feet
3. Wear the Right Shoes
4. Food and Water Affect Feet, Too
5. Create Your Perfect Self-Care Regiment

Learn more here. 

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SouthCoast Health tips for a safe Fourth of July

Sunday, June 27th, 2021
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SouthCoast Health Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Michelle Wilson

SouthCoast Health tips for a safe Fourth of July 

Balance fun and safety this Fourth of July.

“We want all community members to have fun and make the most out of this holiday,” said SouthCoast Health Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Michelle Wilson. “But we also want to stress the importance of keeping in mind safety and health precautions as well. On any big holiday with parties and events, there are always elevated risks to be aware of.”

Wilson offers: Firework Dos and Don’ts: Grilling Dos and Don’ts: Swimming Dos and Don’ts: Large Event Dos and Don’ts.

Learn more here .

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(Savannah pediatricians) Walk with a Doc @ Daffin Park with Pediatrician Dr. Yolanda Rivera-Caudill

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

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You don’t have to walk alone when you can have The Tiny Beet team by your side.

Join pediatrician Dr. Yolanda Rivera-Caudill is Sat. Aug. 28 2021, 9-10AM to walk towards a healthier you.

Free and family friendly!

Walk with a Doc
9AM Sat. Aug. 28 2021, 9-10AM Daffin Park, Savannah (between playground & fountain)
Free & open to the public
EMAIL: thedoctorbeet@gmail.com

The Tiny Beet is a general pediatric direct primary care (DPC) practice specializing in Lifestyle Medicine in order to focus on the root cause of patients’ health.

Dr. Caudill is on a mission to help her patients develop and maintain healthier lifestyles through general pediatrics and lifestyle medicine.

Learn more about Walk With A Doc here. 

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

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Ask a Pediatrician with Pediatric Associates of Savannah 

Dr. Christopher C. Rogers of Pediatric Associates of Savannah answers questions submitted by SouthernMamas.com readers.

Questions include how to prepare a child for preK; when to start swimming lessons; advice for parents of picky eaters; whether it’s normal for a child to spit up after every meal; and if he would have his child receive Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, which is now approved for those 12-15 years old.

Get answers to those questions and more from Dr. Rogers in the video here.

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

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

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SouthCoast Health Guide to a Fun & Healthy Summer

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

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SouthCoast Health Guide to a Fun & Healthy Summer 2021

SouthCoast Health Family Medicine physician Dr. Troy Murphy shares eight quick tips for a healthy and safe summer here.

To ensure you and your family stay on a healthy track this summer, Murphy focuses on four key areas to keep in mind: skin protection; water safety; healthy summer diet; safety while traveling. Read more here.

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(Savannah Pediatricians) Coastal Pediatrics in Savannah & Pooler

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

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Pediatrician searching in the Savannah-Pooler area?

Coastal Pediatrics has offices in Savannah & Pooler.

If you would like to join the Coastal Pediatrics practice, but are unsure if they are participating providers with your insurance, check their list of accepted insurances here.

If you do not see your insurance on their list, please contact their office and check with the receptionist to see if they accept your insurance before making an appointment.

If you already know that Coastal Pediatrics accepts your insurance and you would like to make a new patient appointment, please call 912-353-7744 to schedule the appointment.

Learn more 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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(Postpartum Depression Savannah) Climb out of the Darkness 2021 event

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

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To raise awareness of postpartum depression and maternal mental health, the Climb out of the Darkness 2021 event in Savannah will be held Sat. June 26 2021 in Savannah’s Daffin Park. Held on or near the longest day of the year, this annual walk helps shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) such as postpartum depression and anxiety.

All of the funds go to support and develop deserving projects and programs in communities around the world. The funds raised from this climb event will be used to support Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color, which promotes awareness, prevention and treatment of maternal health issues related to childbearing in the state of Georgia.

Climb Out of the Darkness Savannah walk
Daffin Park, Savannah
10AM-Noon Sat. June 26 2021
Learn more here. 
Money raised is used to fund PSI Georgia Chapter, which promotes awareness, prevention and treatment of maternal health issues related to childbearing in the state of Georgia.
Free and open to the public