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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 »

Family Spotlight Monroeville: Sallyanna Silveria, FNP-C

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Today’s Family Spotlight is on Sallyanna Silveria, FNP-C! Sallyanna is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a vital member of our Monroeville MainStreet Family. We asked Sallyanna a few questions about Monroeville and working at MainStreet Family Care so you could get to know her a little better! What are some of your favorite things about… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »