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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »