Summer Tomato Ideas

Tomatoes are ripe and ready. What can you do with them? Certainly you can slice them for sandwiches and cut them up in salads, but here are some more ideas you can use to get all the flavor and nutritional benefits of these summer staples.  The nutritional value of tomatoes Tomatoes contain healthy portions of […]

Welcome, Doctor Signe Rebolledo!

Dr. Signe Rebolledo, MD, is joining MANA Imaging on August 1, 2022. Dr. Rebolledo is fellowship trained in Neuroradiology and board certified in Diagnostic Radiology.  Dr. Rebolledo received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Central Arkansas, where she graduated magna cum laude. She completed a Master of Public Health Degree and […]

Popcorn: The Perfect Snack

When it comes to healthy snacks, popcorn has a lot going for it. It’s a whole grain, with more fiber per serving than whole wheat bread. It has a higher level of polyphenols — powerful antioxidants — than fresh fruits and vegetables. It contains small amounts of B vitamins, iron, and magnesium. It’s more filling […]

5 Popular Head Lice Myths

School’s out for summer, so you won’t have to worry about head lice on your kids till they head back to school in the fall — right? No need to worry, really, but the idea that lice are mostly spread at school is one of the many popular myths about head lice. Here are five of […]

Healthy Habits when You Work Nights

Night shifts are part of life for nurses, factory workers, and truck drivers, among others. In fact, nearly 15 million Americans work nights. There are drawbacks to this kind of schedule, including health risks. Working nights has been shown to have adverse effects on heart health, metabolism, reproductive health, and even susceptibility to cancer.  If you […]

Bug Product Safety

It could be a bad year for insects in Northwest Arkansas. Rising temperatures and a mild winter mean that mosquitoes, ticks, and more six-legged beasties could be out in force this summer. You can turn to insect repellent, but when it comes to kids, safety is an important consideration. What are the important things to […]

So You Have Low Blood Pressure. Now What?

If your doctor talks to you about your blood pressure, the conversation is likely to focus on high blood pressure. High blood pressure is known as “the silent killer,” and an estimated one third of Americans have it. Half of those people are not controlling their high blood pressure, and it can have deadly consequences. […]

Food Safety for Summer

One of the cardinal rules for food safety is this: “Keep hot food hot and cold food cold.” That’s easier said than done when the weather’s hot, especially when beautiful weather tempts us out to BBQs and picnics. Food safety for summer requires some extra effort.  Have the right tools In your kitchen, you can […]

Spice Up Your Diet!

Spicy food feels just right for summer, when fiery tacos, saucy curries, and peppery pasta are on the menu. You might not realize that spicy food also has health benefits.  Spice and your metabolism Hot spices, including ginger, red peppers, and even cinnamon, can rev up your metabolism. This can make it easier to lose […]

Summer Sweets

A 2018 study made headlines by reporting that kids ate five times as much sugar in the summer as they consumed during the school year. It’s probably still true. Kids hanging out at home are likely to have more access to sodas, sugary fruit-flavored drinks, ice cream, and sweet snacks than they have at school. […]