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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 »

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month when we join together to celebrate people with Down Syndrome and educate others on what the syndrome is. Down Syndrome Facts Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels. There… Read more »

Family Spotlight Kelly Paparella, Certified Nurse Practitioner

For this edition of MainStreet’s Family Spotlight, we sat down with our Nurse Practitioner, Kelly Paparella!  Kelly is originally from Thomasville, Alabama but currently resides in Demopolis, Alabama. Kelly joined our MainStreet Family in March 2018 as one of our wonderful certified nurse practitioners. Before joining the MainStreet Family Kelly was working as a CRNP at a… 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 »

Dr. Wags Visits Childersburg Elementary

Dr. Wags stays busy around town, but one of his favorite things to do is teach students about germs!  With last year’s flu season being so serious, we want to make sure that kids know all about proper hand washing and how to stop the spread of germs! In September, Dr. Wags and the MainStreet… Read more »

Family Spotlight: Tiffany Patterson, CRNP

For this edition of MainStreet’s Family Spotlight, we sat down with our newest provider in Alexander City, Tiffany Patterson, CRNP!  Tiffany is originally from Oxford, Alabama.  She now lives in Lineville with her husband and three beautiful children, Levi, Logan, and Laurie.     What’s your favorite memory so far working at MainStreet? “Back in the Summer… Read more »