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Travel Well and Stay Healthy

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It’s that time of year again… Time to pack the suitcases and hop in the car with the whole family and travel to your Aunt’s, Mom’s or Grandma’s house. Unfortunately, holiday season collides with cold and flu season. So here are a few tips for staying healthy while you travel. After all, we want you… Read more »

What are the Signs of Liver Cancer?

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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 »

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is Not a Heart Attack

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October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) awareness month. More than 350,000 deaths occur each year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). In fact, SCA claims one life every two minutes, taking more lives each year than breast cancer, lung cancer, or AIDS. We wanted to take this opportunity to share what the warning… Read more »

4 Things You Should Know About Your Medicaid Plan

A mid adult female doctor sits at her desk across from an unrecognizable senior couple. She laughs with them as she shares good news.

MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care clinics are proud to accept Medicaid patients! As the largest program providing medical and health-related services to children, family, and individuals in need, Medicaid can be difficult to navigate. We’re here to tell you that navigating Medicaid is about to get easier. Here are 4 things you should… Read more »

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 »

Fight the Flu

Female doctor puts a bandage on teenage girl's arm after receiving immunization.

Flu season is just around the corner! The best way that we can minimize the impact flu has on the health of our families and our communities is by getting vaccinated before the flu outbreaks begin. In addition, being informed on the health risks that come with the flu and the benefits of getting a… Read more »

Why Your Child Needs a Sports Physical

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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 »

Get a check up & a gift card!

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When you become a primary care patient with MainStreet Family Care in the month of February, you are illegible to receive a free $20 gift card! It only takes four east steps! 1: Schedule your appointment online here: http://ow.ly/VWS430ne1m3 2: Get your initial physical at your local MainStreet Family Care clinic 3: Take a short… Read more »

Family Spotlight – Mandy Wiggins, CRNP – Andalusia

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Today’s Family Spotlight is on Mandy Wiggins! This amazing MainStreet Family staff member is a CRNP at our Andalusia clinic, has been with MainStreet since September 2017. She has two children, ages 5 and 4 months, with her husband of 13 years, Brent.  What’s something that no one else knows about you? I enjoy competing… Read more »