Main Street Family Care Blog

We Know the Parenting Struggle is Real

A boy blows his nose into a tissue, his mother comforting him during his illness.

Being a parent is hard. At the end of the day, we’re all doing the best we can, right? When we created MainStreet Family Care, we designed it with you in mind. Because when life throws you a curve-ball, it’s hard to catch up. It’s worrisome when your child is sick. Then it’s challenging when… Read more »

Healthy Happy Kids in the Kitchen

Three kids are cooking today! Mother is overseeing as a teenage girl and her two brother are chopping and mixing ingredients for family lunch.

Emilie Maynor and Laura DeCastra are Birmingham locals that regularly share their knowledge about yoga, food and how to get kiddos excited about healthy eating! Lucky for us, Emilie and Laura generously shared some great tips from their blog about trying new foods and getting in the kitchen with your kids! Mix It Up in… Read more »

Why Your Child Needs a Sports Physical

sports physical teens and kids

School sports are one of the most exciting school-year activities for most kids and teens. It’s a fun way for them to get fit, socialize with friends, and learn how to be part of a team. One important item needed to play a school sport is a sports physical. Here’s a little information about what… Read more »

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 »