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Thyroid Disorders and the Immune System

Thyroid disorders and autoimmune disorders go hand-in-hand. MainStreet is here to explore the link between the thyroid and the immune system.  What is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the throat. It is responsible for creating T3 and T4 hormones that help our bodies carry out normal functions… Read more »

What Are Thyroid Issues?

What Are Thyroid Issues? Many people in the United States suffer from thyroid issues and thyroid disease each year. MainStreet Family Care is here to educate you on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment methods!  What Is The Thyroid? The thyroid gland is located in the neck and is responsible for producing hormones such as… Read more »

What is High Cholesterol?

Many people are affected by high cholesterol every year. MainStreet Family Care is here to tell you about the causes, diagnosis, treatment methods, complications, and prevention of this chronic disease.  What Causes High Cholesterol?  High Cholesterol happens when a person’s blood flow is blocked by fatty deposits of cholesterol in the blood vessels. This condition… Read more »

What Are RSV Symptoms?

Understanding the difference between RSV symptoms and symptoms of other illnesses can be tricky, especially during peak infection seasons. MainStreet Family Care is here to educate you on these symptoms as well as RSV treatment, diagnosis, and prevention methods.  What Is RSV?  Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly contagious respiratory illness. This virus specifically… Read more »

What is a DOT Physical and Who Needs One?

The Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees regulations involving commercial drivers, logistics operators, and other related occupations. Their goal is to ensure a safe operating environment for drivers and carriers and the general public with which they share the road. To maintain these high standards, the DOT—specifically, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)— requires that… Read more »

Occupational Health: Drug and Alcohol Testing

Keeping a workforce healthy and legally compliant is essential for a business’s productivity. But without regular testing and screening, it’ll be difficult to keep up a safe, healthy, and productive working environment. Occupational health resources in the form of drug screens, an alcohol testing program, workers’ compensation claim evaluations, and other tools can help an… Read more »

MainStreet Family Care: Our Values

At MainStreet Family Care, our top priority is helping our patients heal and feel better, fast! We value three main concepts: Heal and Feel, WOW, and We Are Family.  Heal and Feel  One of MainStreet’s main objectives is to ensure all patients are able to heal with the help of our compassionate providers. Whether a… Read more »

4 Most Common Upper Respiratory Infections

There are four common upper respiratory infections that people generally contract: sinus infection (sinusitis), common cold, sore throat (pharyngitis), and laryngitis. MainStreet Family Care is here to help you understand how you contract, diagnose, treat, and avoid these infections.  What Is An Upper Respiratory Infection?  Upper respiratory tract infections affect the portion of the respiratory… Read more »

Primary Care vs. Emergency Room (ER)

What’s the difference between visiting primary care vs. the emergency room? MainStreet Family Care can help you understand the key differences, as well as when you should visit each.  The Difference In Primary Care vs. ER The major differences in primary care vs. emergency room are the scope of care, the services offered, and the… Read more »

Understanding the ECG Lab Tests

There are various ECG lab tests that urgent care clinics can perform. MainStreet Family Care is here to help you understand the ones we provide in our services.  What Are ECG Lab Tests?  Electrocardiograms, also known as ECG or EKG lab tests, measure the electrical signals emitted by the heart. They are noninvasive, not painful,… Read more »