Sylacauga Blog

#TistheSeasontoBeSneezin’: How we can help!

With the arrival of the holidays, the cold and flu season arrives with it! MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care can help you feel better, FAST! How can we help? We’re open seven days a week No matter what day of the week the flu bug hits, we are open to get you the… 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 »

What are the risk factors of COPD?

November is COPD Awareness Month, so what exactly is it and are you at risk of the diagnosis? First, what is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and non-reversible asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness. What are the risk… Read more »

Family Spotlight – Melissa Jenkins, CRNP – Millbrook

Today we recognize an AMAZING part of our MainStreet Family, Melissa Jenkins. Melissa works as a CRNP at our MainStreet Family Care clinic in Millbrook and has been with us for more than a year. She is married to Gray and has a son and a daughter, Ryan and Jennifer as well as a son-in-law… Read more »

Are you experiencing cold and flu symptoms?

Are you experiencing cold and flu symptoms? #TisTheSeasonToBeSneezin’ Some cold and flu symptoms are well-known while others are not, and how do you tell the difference between whether you are experiencing cold symptoms or flu symptoms? Cold Symptoms Runny or stuffy nose Sore throat Sneezing Cough Headache or body aches Mild tiredness Colds come on… Read more »

Are you prepared for cold and flu season?

Are you prepared for cold and flu season? #TisTheSeasonToBeSneezin’ 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… Read more »

October is National Liver Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Liver Cancer Awareness Month! So what is it and what are the risk factors? Read on to find out! The liver is one of the largest organs in the body. It filters harmful substances from the blood, produces bile that helps in the digestion of fats, and stores sugar that the body… 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 »

Third Annual MainStreet Bark in The Park

On August 25, MainStreet Family Urgent Care presented the third annual MainStreet Bark in The Park at Central Park in Sylacauga.  This yearly fundraiser gathers the Sylacauga community together to raise money for the Sylacauga Animal Shelter and The Feral Dogs of Avondale Mills. The presenting sponsors for this year’s fundraiser were YEA 106.5, The Sylacauga News,… Read more »