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Getting Your Health in Check

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The new year is a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, and healthy habits. So how do you begin charting a path to a healthier you in 2020? Any rigorous diet or exercise program is going to suggest that you meet with your provider before making any drastic changes to your wellness routine. To make… 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 »

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 »

3 Reasons to Visit MainStreet Monroeville

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There’s nothing fun about getting sick, spraining an ankle or getting a flu shot. However, when you do need medical attention, our main objective is to make your patient experience a great one. Here are 3 reasons to visit MainStreet Monroeville for life’s little bumps and bruises! We’re Open Late Nights & Weekends It’s frustrating… Read more »

4 Things You Should Know About Your Medicaid Plan

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MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care clinics are proud to accept Medicaid patients! As the largest program providing medical and health-related services to children, family, and individuals in need, Medicaid can be difficult to navigate. We’re here to tell you that navigating Medicaid is about to get easier. Here are 4 things you should… 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 »

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 »