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Fight the Flu

Female doctor puts a bandage on teenage girl's arm after receiving immunization.

Flu season is just around the corner! The best way that we can minimize the impact flu has on the health of our families and our communities is by getting vaccinated before the flu outbreaks begin. In addition, being informed on the health risks that come with the flu and the benefits of getting a… 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 »

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 »

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 »

COLD VS. FLU: DO YOU KNOW THE SYMPTOMS?

Flu Season is Here! Do you know how to tell the difference between the common cold and influenza? MainStreet Family Urgent Care wants you to be aware and prepared! Your nose is stuffy, your throat is scratchy, and your head is pounding. Is it a cold or the seasonal flu? Symptoms can overlap, so unless… Read more »

Cold vs. Flu: Do You Know the Symptoms?

    Flu Season is Coming! Do you know how to tell the difference between the common cold and influenza?  MainStreet Family Urgent Care wants you to be prepared! Your nose is stuffy, your throat is scratchy, and your head is pounding. Is it a cold or the seasonal flu? Symptoms can overlap, so unless… Read more »