KidsStreet Urgent Care Blog

FAMILY SPOTLIGHT ALISA JOHNSTON, NURSE PRACTITIONER

For this edition of KidsStreet Urgent Care Spotlight, we sat down with our Nurse Practioner, Alisa Johnson!  Alisa is from Ogden, UT. She moved to Mobile in 2008.  She joined our KidsStreet family in November of 2017.  Alisa has been married to Justin Johnston for 6 years. They have two children Rian and Wyatt. Alisa received her RN in 2008 and ger… Read more »

Urgent Care’s Role in Treating Seasonal Allergies

Each year 50 million people go to war. The enemy? ALLERGENS. The human body is constantly defending itself from these attacks. Dust, mold, and pollen wage war by eliciting very unpleasant reactions within the body. Allergy victims suffer through watery eyes, sneezing, headaches,  congestion and much more. What is an allergy? One of the marvels… Read more »

Family Spotlight: Dr. Richard Wags, KidsStreet Urgent Care’s Mascot

Dr. Richard Wags is MainStreet Family Urgent Care’s favorite canine companion and company mascot! This month we are focusing our Family Spotlight on our company mascot, Dr. Wags. Born in Dogtown, Alabama, our  KidsStreet Family found Dr. Wags as a young pup with a talent for making kids smile! We took him into our Family… Read more »

Preventing Sickness at School

The average American child has six to 10 colds a year. In fact, children’s colds cause more doctor visits and missed school days than any other illness.   Here are 10 ways to help protect your child from germs and illness at school. Know How and When to Wash Hands: Children often don’t wash their hands often enough or… Read more »

Hand Washing 101

Hand washing is by far the best way to keep kids from getting sick and prevent the spread of germs. As early as possible, get your child into the habit of washing her hands often and thoroughly.   1. When To Wash: After playing outside After touching animals After using the bathroom Before eating or touching food After blowing… Read more »

Kids and Broken Bones

Children and Broken Bones How can I tell if my child has broken a bone? Although the term fracture may sound serious, it is just another name for a broken bone. As you probably remember from your own childhood, fractures are very common. In fact, they are the fourth most common injury among children under age… Read more »

Signs of Overload

Sensory overload occurs when the body is unable to process, organize, and respond to all the incoming sensory input. Although stress is a part of life and growing up, you need to intervene when you sense that it is undermining your child’s physical or psychological well-being.   Signs of sensory processing overload in children: Seems restless,… Read more »

Healthy Sleep Habits

Did you know by the age of two, most children have spent more time asleep than awake and overall, a child will spend 40 percent of their childhood asleep. Sleep is especially important for children as it directly impacts mental and physical development.   Childhood Sleep Guidelines: Infants: 4 to 12 months require 12 to… Read more »