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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 »

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 »

Family Spotlight – Mandy Wiggins, CRNP – Andalusia

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Today’s Family Spotlight is on Mandy Wiggins! This amazing MainStreet Family staff member is a CRNP at our Andalusia clinic, has been with MainStreet since September 2017. She has two children, ages 5 and 4 months, with her husband of 13 years, Brent.  What’s something that no one else knows about you? I enjoy competing… 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 »

Family Spotlight – Melissa Jenkins, CRNP – Millbrook

Today we recognize an AMAZING part of our MainStreet Family, Melissa Jenkins. Melissa works as a CRNP at our MainStreet Family Care clinic in Millbrook and has been with us for more than a year. She is married to Gray and has a son and a daughter, Ryan and Jennifer as well as a son-in-law… 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 »

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 »