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Safety First at MainStreet

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Whether you’re visiting for a regular check-up, an urgent care visit, or COVID-19 testing, we want you to know that we put your health and safety first. We are welcoming all patients at MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care. While our day-to-day lives have changed, we’re still doing what we’ve always done. We’re providing… Read more »

Convenience…When You Need it Most

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We pride ourselves on being affordable, knowledgable, and community-driven. Another thing we take great pride in is MainStreet’s convenience factor. We know that when life challenges you and times get tough, convenience counts. You Can Wait in Your Car for Urgent Care Visits When you’re not feeling well or the kiddos are sick, the last… Read more »

TeleVisit Questions and Answers

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We know that TeleVisits are a relatively new concept to most people. Even if it isn’t, most patients haven’t had the opportunity to utilize this amazing tool. So we decided to put together a list of some of the most commonly asked TeleVisit questions and answers. You can submit a TeleVisit request at any time.… Read more »

Good Sleep is Good for Your Health

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We know that good sleep is good for your health. However, a missed night of sleep is all too common. It might be a typical experience for young people, new parents, and busy adults. While sometime’s it’s because we’re out having fun (New Year’s Eve!) and other times it’s because you must (an infant in… Read more »

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?

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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 »

Are you experiencing cold and flu symptoms?

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Are you experiencing cold and flu symptoms? Tis’ the season to be sneezing! Some cold and flu indicators are well-known while others are not. As cold and flu season begins, how do you tell the difference between whether you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms? Here is a brief list of symptoms that will help… 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

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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

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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 »