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UTI in Children

What is a UTI or Urinary Tract Infection? Roughly 8% of girls and about 2% of boys will be diagnosed with a UTI before they turn 5. This means parents need to know what it is, how to identify it, and when to treat it.  A Urinary Tract Infection is exactly what it sounds like,… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Strep Throat

Strep throat is a common childhood illness. It is the result of an infection by a bacteria known as Streptococcus. There are several various forms of the bacteria, but the two main types are group A Streptococcus and group B Streptococcus. Strep bacteria pass from one person to another when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches another person… Read more »

FAMILY SPOTLIGHT Spring Kane, Medical Assistant

Family Spotlight: Medical Assistant, Spring Kane!    Spring joined our KidsStreet family in  April of 2018 as a medical assistant and Dr. Wags!  Spring has been married to her husband Jeremy for 14 years. They have an 11-year-old son.    What’s your favorite memory so far working at KidsStreet? “A patient came in with a gunshot… Read more »

Urgent Care’s Role in Treating Seasonal Allergies

Each year 50 million people go to war. The enemy? ALLERGENS. The human body will defend itself from these attacks. Dust, mold, and pollen wage war by eliciting unpleasant reactions within the body. Allergy victims suffer through watery eyes, sneezing, headaches,  congestion and more. What is an allergy? One of the marvels of the human… 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, illness, and sickness at school. Know How and When to Wash Hands: Children often don’t wash their hands often enough… 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 Hand Washing is important: After playing outside When touching animals After using the bathroom Before eating or touching food… 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 »