Pediatrician Blog

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 »

When Kids Choke

Responding to a Choking Emergency Although children under age four are most at risk for choking on food and small objects, youngsters in their middle years can choke too. A number of foods or other items (for instance, hot dogs, poorly chewed pieces of meat, grapes, raw carrots, hard candy, balloons, small toy parts) can… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Birmingham’s first urgent care for kids is NOW OPEN!

  Birmingham’s first urgent care for kids is now open in Pelham Late night pediatric urgent care open late 7 days week October 26, 2017 (Birmingham, Ala.) Birmingham’s first urgent care for kids is now open on Highway 31, next to Aldi near Valleydale Road. KidsStreet Urgent Care is a brand new, state-of-the-art urgent care staffed… Read more »