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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 »

Ten Tips for Healthy Teeth

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, so how can you maintain healthy teeth? Ten Tips for Healthy Teeth Have the proper brushing technique Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes. Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces and the chewing surfaces… 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 »

World Mental Health Day is October 10th

On October 10th, people and organizations recognize World Mental Health Day to promote awareness of mental health issues. Young or old, anyone can be at risk for mental illness, and according to the World Health Organization, half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14. However, most cases go undetected and untreated. In… Read more »

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month when we join together to celebrate people with Down Syndrome and educate others on what the syndrome is. Down Syndrome Facts Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels. There… Read more »

Arab Community Fair

The Arab Community Fair is an annual event that is coordinated by the Arab Historical Society. Each year the Arab City Park is full of vendors from snow cones to artists. Dr. Richard Wags and MainStreet Family Care have been involved in the community fair since the clinic opened.     Dr. Wags loves to… 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 »

Flu Season is HERE!

September 13th, 2018 (Birmingham, Ala.) – Flu season has hit with over 100 confirmed positive flu cases throughout the state of Alabama. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), the 2017-2018 flu season reached a record-breaking high of hospitalization rates and positive flu test. The CDC reported 30,429 laboratory-confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations from Oct. 1,… Read more »

MainStreet Family Urgent Care attends 2nd Marion Made Challenge September 2018

MainStreet Family Urgent Care sponsors 2nd Annual Marion Made Challenge!  MainStreet Family Urgent Care was a GOLD sponsor for Marion Military Institute’s 2nd Marion Made Challenge. Our contribution helps extend MMI’s mission to develop the future leaders of America. The Marion Made Challenge started to expand fundraising efforts cadets clubs, test out their brand new obstacle… Read more »

FAMILY SPOTLIGHT – CHELSEA WADLEY

For this edition of MainStreet’s Family Spotlight, we sat down with our Mentor, Chelsea Wadley! Chelsea Wadley, a Guntersville native, is the Mentor for two clinics; MainStreet Family Urgent Care in Moody and Oneonta. Chelsea has been with MainStreet Family Urgent Care since May 30, 2016.  She is married to Gary and has three boys, Elijah, Jeremiah, and… Read more »