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5 Tips For Children’s Antibiotics

Antibiotics are for bacterial infections only. Many children’s ailments—like cold, flu, and hand, foot, and mouth disease—are viruses, which means they won’t be treated by antibiotics. Always talk to your pediatrician. They will diagnose the issue and tell you the recommended course of action. If the pediatrician prescribes an antibiotic, remember these tips: 1. Follow [...]

By |March 21st, 2016|blog|

What If My Child is Poisoned?

If your child swallows a poisonous substance, and they are not breathing, labored in their breathing, having trouble swallowing or are unconscious, call 911. If your child is still breathing/swallowing comfortably and alert, immediately call 1-800-222-1222. That is the national poison control number. They will determine if you need to go to the nearest ER, [...]

By |March 12th, 2016|blog|

Urgent Care vs ER – How Do I Choose?

One question that we get asked a lot is, “How do I know if we should go to urgent care of the ER?” There are doctor’s offices and hospitals, so where does urgent care fit in? Urgent care is for those times when a person has a serious—but not life threatening—injury or illness. Typically, urgent [...]

By |March 8th, 2016|blog|

What Does a Cough Mean?

At this time of year, it’s not uncommon to hear our children (or spouses or friends) coughing. A cough as a sole symptom can be a sign of many different things. It is also your body's nature reflex to clear the airways and prevent infections and allergens from getting into the lungs. Dry coughs, for [...]

By |February 29th, 2016|blog|

Dream Big! Vote NightLight as Top 100 Small Business in America!

NightLight is proud to announce that we have been chosen as one of the Top 100 Small Businesses in America by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce! Click Here to Vote for NightLight and help us win the @USChamber’s Community Excellence Award! Voting ends March 4. Each year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Sam’s Club®, [...]

By |February 26th, 2016|blog|

Zika-Related Risk to Infants, Teens and Depression top NighLight Health News Roundup

There is a lot going on in health news. To help you stay informed we’ve collected some of the stories we think you should know about. Zika Virus and Infants: A possible new Zika-related risk to infants has been identified. Zika is all over the news lately due to its rapid spreading and serious risks [...]

By |February 19th, 2016|blog|

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

This week the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency. That’s a big deal, so here’s what you should know. The Zika virus is transmitted through mosquito bites. Symptoms include fever, rash, and joint pain, and, conjunctivitis. Most importantly, a link between Zika and birth defects in babies, specifically [...]

By |February 6th, 2016|news|

Pediatric Urgent Care or Emergency Room—Where Should We Go?

Your little one injured themselves at basketball practice. Or maybe they suddenly developed an unexplained rash or had an allergic reaction while playing outside. Either way, it’s evening and your pediatrician’s office has closed for the day. Now what? That’s what we are here for. At NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care we are open when your [...]

By |January 29th, 2016|blog, locations, medical, staff|

Why Wait?

One of the things we are most proud of at NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care is our wait times. We keep track of how long patients wait (among other facts) so we can continually serve you and your children in the best way possible. During the past month our wait times in all five facilities have [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|blog, service|

Child-Focused Urgent Care Center Now Open in Webster

NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care opened a new clinic Sept. 28 in Webster. The clinic, 19325 Gulf Freeway, Suite 170, has a staff of 10, including pediatricians, medical assistants, X-ray technicians and other administrators. The clinic features kid-friendly murals throughout and vibrant colors in exam rooms to help put children at ease during treatments, said Karl [...]

By |October 8th, 2015|news|