Breast Milk: As Good As It Gets!

By Guest Blogger | Posted in Children's Health Labor & Delivery Mother Baby Phoebe Blog Spot Women's Health

September 11, 2014 3:55 pm
Throughout history women breastfed their babies – natures perfect infant food. Breastfeeding offers excellent benefits for mom and baby. Babies are healthier, they have less ear infections, less respiratory infections and fewer gastrointestinal infections. Breastfed babies also are less likely to have childhood cancers, skin problems and SIDS .

Keeping Infants and Children Safe When Temperatures Rise

By Barbara Lott | Posted in Children's Health Emergency Care Pediatrics Phoebe Blog Spot Trauma

August 18, 2014 8:30 am

Child LifeInfants and small children are very sensitive to effects of high temperatures and can quickly get stressed by heat. Do you know the signs of heat stress and what to do in infants and small children affected by the heat?


Infants and young children cannot always communicate everything they’re feeling. Knowing what to look for and how and when to get treatment can make the difference between life and death.


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Un-Diet

By Guest Blogger | Posted in Bariatrics Phoebe Bariatrics Americus Phoebe Blog Spot Phoebe Sumter Medical Center Surgical Weight Loss Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness Weight Loss

August 4, 2014 9:00 am

In our weight surgery loss program, Phoebe Bariatrics-Americus, we like to focus on what we consider intuitive eating. Take a moment and imagine you are on a diet. An endless cycle of planning ahead, calculating calories, carbohydrates, fat grams, obsessing over when your next meal is, did you exercise enough, etc. What’s the first thing you want to do? Over 95% of you reading this will answer with: Eat!

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Be a Part of the Dance Dash!

By Guest Blogger | Posted in Children's Health Labor & Delivery Mother Baby NICU Pediatrics Phoebe Blog Spot

July 28, 2014 7:50 am

Are you a great dancer, kind of good, or just a legend in your own mind? It doesn’t matter how smooth they are, make plans now to bring those moves down to Phoebe Putney’s main campus August 23 for Dance Dash – it’s a 5K with a twist!

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School Prepared Me for What I Love to Do

By Guest Blogger | Posted in Children's Health Pediatrics

July 14, 2014 9:33 am

Child LifeI absolutely loved school! I went to the same school from K3-12th grade -- Sherwood Christian Academy. I loved my school. I loved my friends. I loved my teachers. I loved cheerleading. I loved Friday night football games and field trips. I loved that my mama was always the chaperone on my field trips. I loved prom, homecoming and “Taco Tuesday’s”. I loved taking a first day of school picture every year. I loved art class and playing “Heads up, seven up”. I loved graduating with pretty much the same people I started kindergarten with. Hard to believe it has been two years now that I have not had to prepare to go back to school. Time sure has flown by and in a way, I miss it...


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Ties That Bind

By Guest Blogger | Posted in Phoebe Blog Spot

June 25, 2014 11:43 am

Learning to tie a necktie is a rite of passage for many young men, but for some, the opportunity never presents itself due to an absence of male role models.

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