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Urgent Care’s Role in Treating Seasonal Allergies

Each year 50 million people go to war. The enemy? ALLERGENS. The human body is constantly defending itself from these attacks. Dust, mold, and pollen wage war by eliciting very unpleasant reactions within the body. Allergy victims suffer through watery eyes, sneezing, headaches,  congestion and much more. What is an allergy? One of the marvels… 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 »

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 »

When to Call 911

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 recognition and treatment of symptoms can prevent an illness or injury from getting… 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 »

FAMILY SPOTLIGHT: Diandra Morrissett

For this edition of KidsStreet’s Family Spotlight, we sat down with one of our medical assistants, Diandra A. Morrissett!  Dee is from Stockton, Alabama and a mother to Joel(5) ad Christian (3).  In her free time, she loves to shop, be outside, and spend time with her children.  Dee has been apart of KidStreet since November… 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 »