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    #ThrowbackThursday

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Welcome back to #THROWBACKTHURSDAY! We love this series because every Thursday we take a trip down memory lane and visit the history of Urgent Care for Kids, healthcare, and other fun things. Hop into our time machine and let’s go! Today we are looking at the history of the Life Preserver. With summer in full swing, it is possible you may be heading to the pool, lake, ocean, or river. No matter how confident you are in your water skills, it is best to have you and your family prepared for anything. Life Preservers, Life Jackets, and Floaties are just…

  • Parenting

    Finding the Right Babysitter

    - by Melissa Bauman

    With summer in full swing, chances are high that mom will need a break at some point! Whether you’re a first time mom or a seasoned pro, leaving your child in the care of someone new can make even the most relaxed parent just a bit nervous. We’ve got a few tips on choosing the right babysitter to help calm your nerves! Choose someone you know, or who comes with recommendation from a trusted source. Whether you choose a relative or a teenager who’s a family friend, it’s important…

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    Staff Spotlight: Heather Pond

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Each and every team member here at Urgent Care for Kids performs a crucial task that keeps our clinics running smoothly and helps make each patient’s visit a success. We want to give you a chance to get to learn more about our staff that you may see in our clinics and what makes them so great! Staff Spotlight: Meet Heather! Name: Heather Pond Job Title: Receptionist Hometown: Bryan, Texas Favorite Sports Team: I love any football team!! What is your favorite thing about Urgent Care for Kids? Too many amazing things to choose from, but one thing that sticks out is the fact that we…

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    #ThrowbackThursday

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Welcome back to #THROWBACKTHURSDAY! We love this series because every Thursday we take a trip down memory lane and visit the history of Urgent Care for Kids, healthcare, and other fun things. Hop into our time machine and let’s go! Today we are looking at the history of the stethoscope! The word stethoscope is derived from the two Greek words, “Stethos”, which means chest, and “scopos”, which means examination! Stethoscopes are used to listen to the heart and chest sounds, as well as to hear bowel sounds and blood flow noises in arteries and veins. According to the American Diagnostic Corporation,…

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    Firework Safety

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Independence Day is right around the corner! The Fourth of July seems to have a common theme of the 3 “F’s”: Food, Fun, and Fireworks This is a holiday filled with lots of outdoor activities including parades, swimming, barbecuing, and lighting fireworks. The Urgent Care for Kids want you to be EXTRA safe if you choose to use fireworks during the holiday weekend, so check out a few Firework Safety Tips, from the National Council on Firework Safety: 1- Check and obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks 2- Read the caustionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting 3- A…

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    Staff Spotlight: Pamela Dean

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Each and every team member here at Urgent Care for Kids performs a crucial task that keeps our clinics running smoothly and helps make each patient’s visit a success. We want to give you a chance to get to learn more about our staff that you may see in our clinics and what makes them so great! Staff Spotlight: Meet Pamela! Name: Pamela Dean Job Title: Vice President of Operations Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas Favorite Sports Team: Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes (Pretty much anything in Miami LOL!) What is your favorite thing about Urgent Care for Kids? It is a very Family Oriented, Supporting, Caring,…

  • ParentingPatient Education

    Keeping Your Brain Engaged for Summer

    - by Melissa Bauman

    School is officially out and the kids are home for the summer! They may want to spend hours in front of the TV or on their tablets, and you may be tempted to let them! But just because school is out doesn’t mean the learning should stop! Here are a few ways to keep your kids’ mind active while still having fun: 1. Encourage little engineers Raid your craft box, your junk drawer, and even your kitchen cabinets for supplies to build a new invention! Use pipe cleaners, rubber bands,…

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    Staff Spotlight: Maribel Castillo

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Another Friday = Another Staff Spotlight Day! Each team member at every clinic plays a huge part in making Urgent Care for Kids successful! We like to highlight someone each week to give you a chance to get to know us a little better! We love our staff and we know you will too! Staff Spotlight: Meet Maribel! Name: Maribel Castillo Job Title: Office Manager of the Keller Clinic Hometown: Saginaw, Texas Favorite Sports Team: Dallas Mavericks! What is your favorite thing about Urgent Care for Kids? Love my staff and love to hear positive feedback from our patients and families! What three traits define you? Ambitious,…

  • Holidays

    Discussions With Dad

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Father’s Day is this Sunday! If you’re still scrambling to find the perfect gift, don’t forget what really matters: telling Dad how much he means to you! We spoke with a few of our Urgent Care for Kids team members about what they’ve learned from their dads. Tomi Fanning, Austin Marketing Director One of the many things my dad has instilled in me is to treat everyone you meet with the same respect no matter what and to try to connect with them. With friends, family, strangers, classmates, by trying to make a connection with them you never know where…

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    Father’s Day Gift Guide

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Happy Father’s Day! Dad’s are very special people and we wanted to take the time to give some easy, DIY Father’s Day Gift Suggestions from kiddos to their Dads! Homemade presents are always special and kids have a great time getting involved! Check out some off these ideas from Martha Stewart: Homemade Frame: I don’t think I have ever seen any desks of Dad’s that aren’t covered in photos of their family! Get some of your favorite photos or color a picture and frame it for Dad! Date with Dad: Plan a date and invite your dad with an invitation. Kids love…

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    Staff Spotlight: Becca Schanzer

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Each and every team member here at Urgent Care for Kids performs a crucial task that keeps our clinics running smoothly and helps make each patient’s visit a success. We want to give you a chance to get to learn more about our staff that you may see in our clinics and what makes them so great! Staff Spotlight: Meet Becca! Name: Becca Schanzer Job Title: Corporate Administrative Associate Hometown: Born in Seoul, Korea, but raised in Kingwood, Texas! Favorite Sports Team: Buffalo Bills! What is your favorite thing about Urgent Care for Kids? The team work makes the dream work! I love the team work!…

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    #ThrowbackThursday

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Welcome back to #THROWBACKTHURSDAY! We love this series because every Thursday we take a trip down memory lane and visit the history of Urgent Care for Kids, healthcare, and other fun things. Hop into our time machine and let’s go! Today we are looking at the history of ICE PACKS! When you get hurt, it is a known fact that putting an ice pack on the injury will help reduce swelling, but do you know why? Well, the cold slows blood from flowing so quickly to the spot of the injury, therefore reducing pain and swelling! According to Joanna Radin, a…

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    Kids in the Kitchen: Summer Popsicles!

    - by Melissa Bauman

    As summer begins, we’re dreaming of days by the pool, picnics in the park, and all sorts of frozen treats to beat the heat! This year, skip the frozen food aisle at the grocery store, and head home to make your own popsicles with your little ones. We found this delicious and nutritious popsicle recipe from www.cookieandkate.com. INGREDIENTS 3 medium peaches (peeled and sliced into ½-inch wedges) 6 tablespoons honey Pinch of sea salt 2 cups whole milk plain Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon vanilla extract INSTRUCTIONS Line a baking sheet…

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    Staff Spotlight: Smit Amin

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Happy Friday and Happy Staff Spotlight Day! Every member of the Urgent Care for Kids team has an essential part to keeping our clinics running smoothly. From the time our doors open to well after they’re closed, our goal is to make each patient’s visit a positive experience. Please enjoy the chance to get to know our staff and see a sneak peak into what makes them so great! Staff Spotlight: Meet Smit!   Name: Smit Amin Job Title: X-Ray Technologist Hometown: Leander, Texas but originally from India Favorite Sports Team: San Antonio Spurs!! What is your favorite thing about Urgent Care for Kids? Definitely the people…

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    Staying Safe in the Sun 101

    - by Melissa Bauman

    It seems like every year when summer rolls around we as Texan’s forget how hot it gets. That first summer day slaps us in the face with temperatures in the high 80s and then you stop and remember that by the middle of summer it will be 20 degrees hotter! According to Parents.com, “The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that 80% of lifetime sun exposure occurs during childhood, and that just one blistering sunburn can double the risk of getting melanoma later in life.” At one point or another, you may find yourself outdoors with your children and we want to make…

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    Staff Spotlight: Mommy Edition

    - by Melissa Bauman

    May is almost over and we are spending the last Friday of the month highlighting another terrific Mother that works on our team! We admire the mom’s on our team for their hard work each and everyday and we think they deserve to be celebrated more than just on Mother’s Day. These ladies work hard both in the clinic and at home with their families! Enjoy getting to know some of our talented staff. Staff Spotlight: Meet Kisha Name: LeKisher Davis AKA Kisha Job Title: Nurse Hometown: Port Arthur, Texas Favorite Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys! What is your favorite thing about Urgent Care for Kids? The wonderful employees and kids…

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    Kids in the Kitchen: Smoothie Edition

    - by Melissa Bauman

    When your child is a picky eater, it can be difficult to ensure they’ll receive proper nutrition on a daily basis. Smoothies can quickly become a go-to solution for Mom’s and Dad’s who are hoping to sneak a few greens into something their child will actually enjoy! Today, we’re sharing a few tips to make the perfect kid-friendly smoothie. It’s always best to start with the vegetables that you’d like to add. Things such as spinach, kale, sprouts, celery, or red leaf lettuce are great starters. These veggies not only blend well, but…

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    Staff Spotlight: Mommy Edition

    - by Melissa Bauman

    It is still the month of May and we are still taking the time to highlight some of our hardworking team members who are also Mothers! We admire you for your hard work each and everyday and we think you deserve to be celebrated more than just one day. For the month of May, for our weekly Staff Spotlight, we will be highlighting different team members who both work hard in the clinic and at home as moms! Enjoy getting to know some of our talented staff. Staff Spotlight: Meet Tammy! Name: Tammy Chavez-Gomez Job Title: Office Manager Hometown: Jarrell, Texas Favorite Sports Team: San Antonio…

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    #ThrowbackThursday

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Welcome back to #THROWBACKTHURSDAY! We love this series because every Thursday we take a trip down memory lane and visit the history of Urgent Care for Kids, healthcare, and other fun things. Hop into our time machine and let’s go! Today, we’re looking at the history of something that at one point or another each of us have used. This invention helps contain what would be a very big mess and you stop using them a fairly young age. Any ideas what it is? DIAPERS! Let’s learn more! Ancient Times Leaf wraps, animal skins, swaddling bands, and other natural resources…

  • Just for funParenting

    Dr. Duck’s Book Club-Summer Reading Edition

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Today’s edition of Dr. Duck’s Book Club is a little different! Typically, we share book recommendations for a variety of reading levels, but today we’re sharing tips on how to make reading a fun summer activity for your kids! 1. Make a chart to keep track of how much your child has read You can keep track of this by hours, pages, chapters, or books in total! Set goals for your child, and reward them when they’re met. 2. Invite friends over for a story time If your little one isn’t reading on their own yet, gather a few friends…