Are E-Cigarettes Healthy?

There’s an overwhelming amount of data demonstrating how cigarettes damage your health. We have evidence proving that smoking harms your lungs, your heart, and your entire body. It causes lifelong health problems and can lead to premature death. Cigarettes cause more than 400,000 deaths in the United States annually. It is the largest preventable cause […]

What’s myMANA?

Everything is convenient these days. You can pay your utility bills and order your groceries online. You can purchase movie tickets and make dinner reservations with just a few taps on your smartphone. Managing your health information should be just as easy, and with myMANA it is. What’s myMANA? Whether you’ve been seeing the same […]

National Walnut Day Recipes

Happy National Walnut Day! Celebrate with treats made from walnuts. Walnuts have more protein than they do carbs, and they also contain large amounts of anti-inflammatory omega-3 essential fatty acids. They’re high in fiber, low in sugar, and chock full of antioxidants. Enjoy walnuts in traditional banana nut bread, kicked up a notch with white […]

Should Your Teen Still See a Pediatrician?

People often associate pediatric doctors with babies, infants, and young children, but pediatricians provide care for older adolescents as well. However, since it’s difficult to say the exact age at which adolescence ends and adulthood begins, there may be confusion as to whether your child should still see a pediatrician. Should your teen still see […]

Healthy Active Arkansas

What does your 10-year plan look like? Perhaps in 10 years you plan to have children, or you will be getting ready to send your child off to college. Maybe you plan on selling your home and retiring on a tropical beach, or maybe you expect to start an exciting new career. Many who plan […]

DIY Healthy Trail Mix

Regular physical activity can help you manage a healthy weight, improve bone and muscle strength, lower your risk for cardiovascular disease and obesity, and even reduce your risk for cancers like colon cancer, breast cancer, and endometrial cancer. In other words, exercise is good for you! Hiking is a great way for families to stay […]

The Importance of Physical Fitness

To put it simply, physical activity and exercise is important for everyone. Children, adolescents, and adults of all ages need regular physical activity. Physical activity promotes good health, and you should stay active throughout all stages of your life regardless of your body type or BMI. Understanding the benefits of physical fitness and knowing how […]

80% of Doctors Recommend Mammograms at 40

When should you start regular mammogram screenings? Many women are uncertain about what age they should start and how often they should schedule mammograms. This is due, in part, to conflicting breast cancer screening guidelines. There’s disagreement in screening guidelines even among credible institutions. However, a recent survey found that 80% of doctors recommend patients […]

Most Parents Believe Children Should be Vaccinated

82% of American adults believe that kids should be vaccinated, and that vaccinations should be required for children to attend public schools, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. 88% believe that the benefits outweigh the risks. Vaccination is crucial in keeping the public healthy and safe. Vaccination survey Pew Research Center […]

5 Ways to Survive Allergy Season

Allergy season is on its way! Actually, Northwest Arkansas has such an impressive level of biodiversity that there’s always something out there to be allergic to. For many of us, though, spring and summer are the worst. Here are some ways to cope: Know when to stay indoors. Staying inside is one of the best […]