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When to Visit MainStreet Family Care

Shot of a young woman suffering from stomach cramps at home

Staying at home to avoid the risk of infection is part of our new normal. So when do you stay home and when do you make a visit to MainStreet Family Care? Many of us are staying at home to protect others, to protect ourselves, and to maintain our overall health. However, studies are showing… Read more »

What are the risk factors of COPD?

COPD lungs inflamed

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 »

Ten Tips for Healthy Teeth

dentist and patient discussion about planned teeth treatment in dental clinic office

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, so how can you maintain healthy teeth? We’ve put together ten tips for healthy teeth that can help you keep good oral hygiene and keep the cavities away! Ten Tips for Healthy Teeth Have the proper brushing technique. Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Gently… Read more »

Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

Heart and Stethoscope

What’s the difference between sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack? What causes these conditions? And what’s the best way to prevent them? It’s time we get familiar with the facts. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. In addition, it is the leading cause of… Read more »

World Mental Health Day is October 10th

pensive woman in front of the window

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. According to the World Health Organization, half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14. However, most cases go undetected and untreated. Therefore, the… Read more »

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Portrait of beautiful young girl on the playground.

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Join us in celebration of people with Down Syndrome and help us educate others on what the syndrome is. Essentially, this means a person was born with an extra chromosome 21. Chromosomes are small “packages” of genes in the body. They determine how a baby’s body forms during pregnancy.… Read more »

Arab Community Fair

Arab Community Fair

One of our favorite things to do is getting out of the clinic and getting into the community. The Arab Community Fair is an annual event that is coordinated by the Arab Historical Society and held in the Arab City Park. Each year the Arab City Park is full of vendors. From snow cones slurping… 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 Shot Friday at MainStreet

We’re hosting $5.00 Flu Shot Friday at MainStreet. Flu season is here. There are now over 100 confirmed positive flu cases throughout Alabama. According to the CDC, the 2017-2018 flu season reached a record-breaking high of hospitalization rates and positive flu tests. Also, the CDC reported 30,429 laboratory-confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations from Oct. 1, 2017, through… 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 »