Category Archives: Family Health

Applications Sought for Free Mouth-Guard Program for Local Sports Teams

Any high school or group that offers team sports in the Savannah area is invited to apply for free custom-fit mouth guards for their upcoming season courtesy of Angela Canfield, a local dentist who operates Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon.

Canfield is accepting applications until Monday, July 2 for the 2018 Canfield Mouth Shield Program that will provide mouth guards in team colors, valued at up to $10,000, for the team chosen for the program.

“Giving back to the community and protecting young mouths is a priority for me and my team,” Canfield said. “I choose to donate the gear because these children deserve to have healthy smiles and research shows that wearing custom-fit mouth guards while playing sports reduces the risk of severe injuries to the teeth and jaw.”

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Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry Gears Up for 5K

Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry is gearing up for the 12th Annual 5K, celebrating the end of the Spring Season.  The event will be held on the campus of Savannah State University on Saturday, April 28.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m.  The fee is $25 and includes a t-shirt.  Registration available online at and the public is invited to run or walk.

Discount codes are available online for family members who wish to walk or run with their girl.  Medals will be awarded to Girl on the Run Team Members, as well as the siblings of the girls.

The Girls on the Run Pop Up Shop will feature attire with empowering messages and GOTR gear and accessories.  The Kid Zone features Happy Hair Stations, games, food, drinks and family fun.

The 5K is the celebratory event marking the end of the 504-girl strong Spring Season. The girls are from 33 different sites in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and Beaufort Counties.   The event enables the girls to experience the joy of athletic accomplishment and serves to give them a sense of community with Girl on the Run Teams from around the region.  The program is for all girls and serves kids in public and private schools and from all walks of life.

Girls on the Run warmly welcomes walkers and runners from the community.

Major sponsors include Brasseler, USA, CPPI of Georgia and WTOC.

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6th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk

6th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk is April 1.

Registration begins at 9am, Walk from 10 – Noon Lake Mayer Pavilion 1850 East Montgomery Cross Rd.  Savannah, Georgia

Walk and family-friendly activities to help Promote Awareness & Support Acquired Brain Injury Survivors.

For more information about this event, to register, or to make a donation, please contact:  Jennifer Jolley (912) 350-7274

Founded in 1982 The Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG) is the only non-profit organization in the state of Georgia available as a statewide resource for those who have suffered a concussion or brain injury.  BIAG offers Hope, Help, and Support to those who are seeking community services and resources specific to their needs, brain injury education, and guidance on how to handle the life-altering effects of a brain injury. A key and historical part of BIAG’s outreach and therapy services include our programs ranging from Information and Resource which include 1:1 consultation with a Certified Brain Injury Specialist; Camp BIAG the only recreational and therapeutic camp for adults; Support Groups in Savannah and statewide, who are the backbone to BIAG, offering a safe and nurturing environment and regional mini conferences for caregivers, survivors and health care professionals who serve them.

Grey Matters Support Group is our local brain injury support group affiliated with BIAG.  The group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5-6 pm at The Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah, located at 6510 Seawright Drive, Savannah.  Our mission is to provide support, resources and fellowship to brain injury survivors and their caregivers.  The group is facilitated by rehab therapists who are Certified Brain Injury Specialists.


Dr Karen J. Holland to speak at Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, December 7th

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group that meets monthly (free & open to the public) to educate and support plant-based eating, will be hosting Karen J. Holland DrPH, MPH, BCC as its guest speaker on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. This presentation has been rescheduled from the October 5th monthly meeting that was cancelled due to the Hurricane Matthew evacuation. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters at
Dr. Karen J. Holland is a whole-person lifestyle health strategist and founder of Positively Healthy—Concierge Lifestyle Medicine.  She provides consultation for whole-life change to corporations who want to reduce their insurance costs by improving employee wellness, as well as working with communities to facilitate a default healthy lifestyle.  She also accepts individuals and families as clients and comes alongside to help them facilitate lifestyle change and attain optimal whole-person health.