Main Street Family Care Blog

Ways to Reduce a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, but do you know how to prevent you and your family from getting the disease? Five Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Lose excess body fat Being overweight is a big risk factor of diabetes Excercise Research shows that aerobic exercise and resistance training can help control diabetes. The greatest… Read more »

FIVE Risk Factors of Lung Cancer

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

Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. So what’s the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack? What causes these conditions? And what’s the best way to prevent them? What’s the difference? A heart attack is caused by impeded blood flow through the heart. SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) is… Read more »

October is SIDS Awareness Month

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is the unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby, typically under the age of one. Most of the time death happens while sleeping. SIDS is also known as crib death because children passing while in their crib. The cause of SIDS is unknown, however, studies have suggested certain factors could lead… Read more »

Dr. Wags Visits Childersburg Elementary

Dr. Wags stays busy around town, but one of his favorite things to do is teach students about germs!  With last year’s flu season being so serious, we want to make sure that kids know all about proper hand washing and how to stop the spread of germs! In September, Dr. Wags and the MainStreet… Read more »

Family Spotlight: Tiffany Patterson, CRNP

For this edition of MainStreet’s Family Spotlight, we sat down with our newest provider in Alexander City, Tiffany Patterson, CRNP!  Tiffany is originally from Oxford, Alabama.  She now lives in Lineville with her husband and three beautiful children, Levi, Logan, and Laurie.     What’s your favorite memory so far working at MainStreet? “Back in the Summer… Read more »

Join us in celebrating Child Health Day on October 1st!

Let’s celebrate! Celebrated for the first time in 1929, Child Health Day has been around for quiet some time. Each first Monday in October organizations and agencies invested in children’s health are encouraged to raise awareness about the importance of children’s welfare in our country. Whether you are a parent or not, you are sure… Read more »

Family Spotlight: Leah Blalock Rabren, Mentor

MainStreet Mentor Leah with Dr. Wags MainStreet Mascot

Family Spotlight: Leah Blalock Rabren, Mentor This month, we are shining our Family Spotlight on the hardworking, fun-loving Leah Rabren, the MainStreet Mentor of the southern clinics. Leah began working for MainStreet Family Urgent Care right here in our Eufaula clinic as our front desk MA but moved up professionally to become the mentor of… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Strep Throat

Strep throat is a common illness. It is the result of an infection by a bacteria known as Streptococcus. There are several various forms of the bacteria, but the two main types are group A Streptococcus and group B Streptococcus. Strep bacteria pass from one person to another when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches another person or… Read more »