Author: bstewart

Alabama Phase 1c COVID-19 Vaccine

Starting March 22, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people age 55 and older, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the population defined as Allocation Phase 1c in the Alabama COVID‐19 Vaccination Allocation Plan which includes people age 16 to 64 with high-risk medical conditions which include but are not limited to the… Read more »

COVID-19 Testing for Uninsured Patients

We are excited to participate in a program launched by the Department of Human Health Services (HHS). This program is designed to reimburse healthcare providers and laboratories for providing COVID-19 testing to uninsured patients. This allows us to extend COVID-19 testing to patients without insurance. Our participation in the Uninsured Patient Program will be available… Read more »

What are the risk factors of COPD?

What are the risk factors of COPD? We’ve all heard of it. So what exactly is it and are you at risk? How do you get a diagnosis? We’re here to walk you through the most important information and what your next steps might be. First, what is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is… Read more »

Reduce a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in Alabama. Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes. When it comes to type 2 diabetes prevention is very important. It’s especially important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you’re at increased risk. Risk factors include being overweight, having a family history of the disease,… Read more »

What are the Signs of Liver Cancer?

October is National Liver Cancer Awareness Month. The liver is one of the largest organs in the body. Most of us know that its function is to filter harmful substances from the blood. The liver also produces bile that helps in the digestion of fats and stores sugar that our bodies use for energy. So… Read more »

Five Risk Factors of Lung Cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, so what are the risk factors of cancer? Smoking About 80% of lung cancer deaths are thought to result from smoking. The risk among smokers is many times higher than among non-smokers. The longer you smoke and the more packs a day you smoke, the greater your risk. Secondhand… Read more »

Are you experiencing cold and flu symptoms?

Are you experiencing cold and flu symptoms? Tis’ the season to be sneezing! Some cold and flu indicators are well-known while others are not. As cold and flu season begins, how do you tell the difference between whether you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms? Here is a brief list of symptoms that will help… Read more »

Are you prepared for cold and flu season?

Are you prepared for cold and flu season? MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care are already experiencing an influx of patients with cold and flu symptoms. With these rising numbers, it’s important to remain educated on how to prevent sickness for you and your family! Tips to Prevent Cold and Flu Sickness Wash your… Read more »

Ten Tips for Healthy Teeth

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, so how can you maintain healthy teeth? We’ve put together ten tips for healthy teeth that can help you keep good oral hygiene and keep the cavities away! Ten Tips for Healthy Teeth Have the proper brushing technique. Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Gently… Read more »

Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

What’s the difference between sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack? What causes these conditions? And what’s the best way to prevent them? It’s time we get familiar with the facts. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. In addition, it is the leading cause of… Read more »