Children’s Urgent Care Blog

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 »

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 »

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 »

Encouraging Your Kids to Be Active

11 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Be Physically 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… 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 Infants and Children   Mild to Moderate Dehydration: Plays less than usual Urinates less frequently (for infants, fewer than six wet diapers per day) Parched, dry mouth Fewer tears when crying… 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: KIRSTEN LOPER, COMMUNITY EDUCATOR

For the first edition of KidStreet’s Family Spotlight, we sat down with our newest family member of KidStreet’s Mobile, Community Educator Kirsten Loper! Kirsten Loper, is a mother and wife from Mobile, Alabama. She joined our KidStreet Family in January 2018. She serves as our Community Educator at our clinic in Mobile. In her free time, she loves… Read more »

Mobile’s first urgent care for kids in now open!

  AFTER-HOURS PEDIATRIC URGENT CARE NOW OPEN IN MOBILE The Mobile community and Chamber of Commerce came out to attend the ribbon cutting of a new medical facility featuring two urgent cares in one building this past Monday, December 4th. The dual clinic will be located in front of Winn-Dixie on Grelot Road and will… Read more »