Will Your Insurance Cover a Standing Desk?

Stroll through the cubicles at the average office and you’ll see people slumping, hunching, and poking their heads out like turtles as they sink further toward their computer monitors or laptops. Come back at the end of the day and you’ll see a bunch of people with headaches. Many of these people make their way […]

Type 1 Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month. The goal for this month is to share information about diabetes, raise awareness, and encourage people to get involved. There are many misconceptions about diabetes, one of the biggest being that there’s no real distinction between type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Some people may not even […]

Take a Hike!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. Traditions will vary from family to family, but many will enjoy a lavish feast, then settle down to watch some football, do a little grazing on the leftovers, and finish it all off with a giant slice of pumpkin pie. That certainly sounds like fun, but it’s not the healthiest way […]

Flu Season!

Flu shots are now available at 13 different MANA locations across Northwest Arkansas.That means it’s flu season! Unlike the holiday season or the lovely seasons of fall and winter, flu season doesn’t bring beautiful landscapes or happy traditions. It brings fatigue, fever, sore muscles, coughing, headache, sore throat, and sometimes digestive symptoms, too. Should you […]

Planning a Safe Halloween

Halloween is less than a couple of weeks away, and many have already begun planning for the festivities. Parents have helped their children find the perfect cowboy ensemble or princess dress, pumpkins have been carved and placed on porches, and the correct cobweb-to-fake-spider ratio has been deliberated and agreed upon. On a night that is […]

Understanding Prediabetes

If you have high blood sugar, but your blood sugar levels are not high enough to lead to a diagnosis of diabetes, you may be prediabetic. This condition can be very literally pre — before — diabetes. If you make no changes, you could find yourself diagnosed with diabetes within a decade. This can be […]

The Mammogram Controversy

Mammograms are the gold standard for identifying breast cancer early, so it can be treated early — one of the most important factors in successful treatment. But the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have recommended less-frequent mammograms beginning at a later age than your doctor recommends. MANA’s The Breast Center […]

MANA Urgent Care Wedington

MANA has been providing the people of Northwest Arkansas unrivaled healthcare for more than 50 years. Whether you need a primary care physician or a specialist, our network provides you with the most qualified and experienced physicians in the area, and the myMANA patient portal makes it easy for our patients to request appointments, pay […]

Welcome, Dr. Hardin

Chris Hardin, MD will be joining Internal Medicine at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic. Dr. Hardin did his undergraduate work at Vanderbilt, completing a degree in Biology and finished his M.D. in Little Rock. As a student, he was active in campus leadership positions and volunteered with the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity, as well as […]

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Why do we need a special health and fitness day for women? There are biological differences between men and women, so it makes sense that women would have different health needs than men. Healthy diet, daily exercise, and regular doctor visits are essential for maintaining your health, and that’s true regardless of gender. However, what […]