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What You Need to Know About Coronavirus

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This article was last edited 11:02 am on March 23, 2020. This post is for the many people in our community who are wondering about the coronavirus and what it means for Alabama. We want to make the current information readily available to you. Here’s what you need to know about coronavirus. What is coronavirus?… Read more »

Spring Break Travel

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Spring break is traditionally filled with trips to beaches and theme parks. We’re all ready to pack up and head to someplace warm and tropical. After all, spring break travel is about escaping the rain and the cold to enjoy the new spring sunshine. Unfortunately, spring break 2020 collides with a coronavirus outbreak and the… Read more »

Five Things to Do for Healthy Kidneys

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March is National Kidney Month. Here are five things you can do to promote good kidney health. Our kidneys are chemical factories. They filter waste and perform vital functions that control things like red blood cell production and blood pressure. However, over time, kidneys can become damaged with little or no physical symptoms to warn… Read more »

Let’s Get Physicals

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Physicals are an important part staying healthy. Even if you’re feeling great, there’s still a reason to visit with your primary care provider at least once a year. Having annual physicals helps create a healthy baseline. It also helps you maintain a good relationship with your provider and keep your wellness in check. One day,… Read more »

What are the risk factors of COPD?

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We’ve all heard of COPD. So what exactly is it and are you at risk of the diagnosis? First, what is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus production and wheezing. It’s caused by long-term exposure to… 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 »

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

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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 »