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What are the Signs of Liver Cancer?

3D Illustration of Human Liver Anatomy

October is National Liver Cancer Awareness Month. The liver is one of the largest organs in the body. Most of us know that its function is to filter harmful substances from the blood. The liver also produces bile that helps in the digestion of fats and stores sugar that our bodies use for energy. So… Read more »

Get a check up & a gift card!

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When you become a primary care patient with MainStreet Family Care in the month of February, you are illegible to receive a free $20 gift card! It only takes four east steps! 1: Schedule your appointment online here: http://ow.ly/VWS430ne1m3 2: Get your initial physical at your local MainStreet Family Care clinic 3: Take a short… Read more »

Ways to Reduce a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, but do you know how to prevent you and your family from getting the disease? Five Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Lose excess body fat Being overweight is a big risk factor of diabetes Excercise Research shows that aerobic exercise and resistance training can help control diabetes. The greatest… Read more »

FIVE Risk Factors of Lung Cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, so what are the risk factors of the cancer? Five Lung Cancer Risk Factors Smoking  About 80% of lung cancer deaths are thought to result from smoking. The risk for lung cancer among smokers is many times higher than among non-smokers. The longer you smoke and the more packs… 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 »

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 »

Family Spotlight: Leah Blalock Rabren, Mentor

MainStreet Mentor Leah with Dr. Wags MainStreet Mascot

Family Spotlight: Leah Blalock Rabren, Mentor This month, we are shining our Family Spotlight on the hardworking, fun-loving Leah Rabren, the MainStreet Mentor of the southern clinics. Leah began working for MainStreet Family Urgent Care right here in our Eufaula clinic as our front desk MA but moved up professionally to become the mentor of… 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 »