KidsStreet Urgent Care Blog

Encouraging Your Kids to Be Active

11 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Be Active Did you know? Only 1 in 3 children are physically active every day. Less than 50% of the time spent in sports practice, games, and physical education class involves moving enough to be considered physical activity. Children and teens spend more than 7 hours per day… Read more »

Signs of Dehydration in Children

Be alert for the following warning signs of dehydration, and notify a pediatrician immediately if any of them develop.   Signs of Dehydration in  Children and Infants   Mild to Moderate Dehydration in Children: Plays less than usual Urinates less frequently (for infants, fewer than six wet diapers per day) Parched, dry mouth Fewer tears… Read more »

Food Allergy Symptoms

Did you know some of the most common foods such as dairy products, seafood, and kinds of wheat can cause your child to have an allergic reaction? These are called having a food allergy. There are several symptoms to be on the lookout for when trying to determine if your child is having an allergic reaction.  Signs of… Read more »

When to Call 911 or Emergency Services

When Your Child Needs Emergency Medical Services It is uncommon for children to become seriously ill with no warning. Depending on your child’s symptoms, you should usually contact a pediatrician or a pediatric urgent care, like KidsStreet Urgent Care for advice. Early prevention and treatment of symptoms can prevent an illness or injury from getting worse.… Read more »

Is Your Child Ready for Sports?

Sports readiness means that a child has the physical, mental, and social skills to meet the demands of the sport. It’s important to remember that children develop at different rates. Children are more likely to enjoy and succeed in sports when they have the physical, mental, and social skills required by the sport. Ages 2… Read more »

10 TIPS FOR PREVENTING SPORTS INJURIES IN KIDS AND TEENS

Young athletes today are bigger and stronger, and they push themselves harder than ever before. With sports camps and more structured activities, kids today are increasingly likely to play their chosen sport year-round. But more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, including ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee,… Read more »

Family Spotlight: Dr. Timbo Taylor

Family Spotlight: Dr. Timbo Taylor Medical Director Dr. Taylor was one of the first to join the MainStreet Family as our company grew from the ground up. After graduating from the University of Mississippi, Dr. Taylor completed a residency program at the University of Arkansas. Upon returning to the South, Dr. Taylor spent several years… Read more »

FAMILY SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Lori Shaw, MD

For this edition of KidsStreet’s Family Spotlight, we sat down with one of our Pediatricians, Dr. Lori Shaw, MD!  Dr. Lori Shaw, MD is from Atlanta, GA. She graduated from medical school at the #1 ranked medical school for primary care in the U.S., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her residency at Morehouse… Read more »