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Reduce a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in Alabama. Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes. When it comes to type 2 diabetes prevention is very important. It’s especially important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you’re at increased risk. Risk factors include being overweight, having a family history of the disease,… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Family Appreciation Week in Eufaula

Family Appreciation Week in Eufaula Family Appreciation Week- A week packed full of fun-filled events, dress up days, goodies, and lots of tasty treats, all to show love for the hardworking employees of MainStreet Family Urgent Care. At MainStreet, we are forever thankful for each one of our family members for all of their hard… Read more »

July Fun at MainStreet Family Urgent Care-Eufaula

July MainStreet Staff photo booth pictures

MainStreet Family Urgent Care in Eufaula had a very full and eventful July this year! Dr. Wags was seen all over the community participating in fun events from the beginning of the month all the way to the end! Read more below for a recap of all the great things MainStreet Family Urgent Care and… Read more »