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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 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 »

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 »

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 »

UCAOA Certification

  KIDSSTREET URGENT CARE RECEIVES CERTIFIED URGENT CARE DESIGNATION FROM THE URGENT CARE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2018 (Birmingham, Alabama) – KidsStreet Urgent Care, located in Hoover has received the Certified Urgent Care designation which distinguishes it as a true urgent care center. Certified Urgent Care indicates that KidsStreet Urgent Care… Read more »