Fight the Flu

Female doctor puts a bandage on teenage girl's arm after receiving immunization.

Flu season is just around the corner! We can minimize the impact of flu and improve the overall health of our families and our communities. We’ve written this blog to share the health risks that come with the flu and the benefits of getting a flu shot. This is the time to fight the flu… Read more »

4 Things You Should Know About ALL Kids

doctor and kids

KidsStreet Urgent Care and MainStreet Family Care clinics are proud to accept ALL Kids and Medicaid patients! As the largest program providing medical and health-related services to children, families, and individuals in need, Medicaid can be difficult to navigate. We’re here to tell you that navigating medicaid is about to get easier. Here are 4… Read more »

Healthy Happy Kids in the Kitchen

Three kids are cooking today! Mother is overseeing as a teenage girl and her two brother are chopping and mixing ingredients for family lunch.

Emilie Maynor and Laura DeCastra are Birmingham locals that regularly share their knowledge about yoga, food and how to get kiddos excited about healthy eating! Lucky for us, Emilie and Laura generously shared some great tips from their blog about trying new foods and getting in the kitchen with your kids! Mix it Up in… Read more »

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 APPRECIATION WEEK IN THE {SOUTH}

Family Appreciation Week Family Appreciation Week is a week packed full of events, dress up days, goodies, and lots of yummy treats. KidsStreet has dedicated one full week to show our appreciation to all of our family members. At KidsStreet, we are forever thankful for each one of our family members for their hard work… Read more »

Urgent Care’s Role in Treating Seasonal Allergies

Allergies affect more than 50 million children and adults every year. When we come in contact with an allergen, our body tries to defend itself from allergy attacks. Dust, mold, and pollen agitate and evoke reactions within the body. If you have allergies, you know what it’s like–watery eyes, sneezing, headaches, congestion and the list… 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 »