3-Tesla Wide Bore MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has given doctors a better view of internal organs and made improvements in diagnosis of many conditions, from cancer to dementia. Musculoskeletal conditions and much more can be diagnosed earlier and because of that can be treated more effectively. But MRIs can be tough for some patients. Fortunately,  wide bore MRI […]

Get Your Flu Shot!

Australia has just had a serious flu season, with three times more cases than usual. They also started seeing cases about two months earlier than normal. Why does that matter to us in Northwest Arkansas? Our seasons are the opposite of those in the Southern Hemisphere, so we get a preview of the year’s flu […]

Don’t Try These Challenges at Home

The FDA wants you to know that you should not cook chicken in NyQuil.  Boiling cough medicine can make it more concentrated and can release vapors that can hurt your lungs, or even give you an overdose of medication. TikTok has now banned posts with #sleepychicken as the hashtag, but it appears that the recipe […]

National Cholesterol Education Month

Cholesterol is a substance made in your body by your liver. It helps your body make cell membranes, hormones, and even some vitamins. Your liver makes all the cholesterol you need.  This naturally produced cholesterol is not the only source of cholesterol in your body, however. You also get cholesterol from the food you eat.  […]

What You Should Get at Coffee Shops for Kids

Is driving through a coffee shop on your must-do list most days, whether the kids are in the car or not? Maybe the coffee shop is the most kid-friendly place to take a break at the shopping center you need to go to today. Maybe the kids just love the fun drinks at coffee shops. […]

Welcome, Elizabeth Burns, APRN

MANA is delighted to welcome Elizabeth Burns, APRN, to Rheumatology at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic.  Nurse Elizabeth Burns completed her BS in Nursing at Arkansas Tech and went on to take a Master of Nursing Science at UAMS in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with Arkansas State Board licensure […]

Is Chaos Bad for Kids’ Mental Development?

Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign conducted a long-term study of about 300 families that looked for issues in home life that can have negative effects on kids’ mental development. Some of their conclusions were surprising.  Things that can hinder optimum mental development in children: sugary snacks processed foods noise and conflict a disorganized home […]

September Is Healthy Aging Month!

What’s involved in healthy aging? First, get rid of some myths about health and aging. 6 Myths about Healthy Aging Next, the CDC recommends a program called “10 Keys to Healthy Aging,” developed by the University of Pittsburgh.  10 Keys to Healthy Aging Lower systolic blood pressure. Track your blood pressure, and work to get […]

Suicide Prevention Awareness Day: 988

Too many people today face suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress without the support and care they need: In 2020 alone, the U.S. had one death by suicide about every 11 minutes. For people aged 10 – 34 years, suicide is a leading cause of death. From April 2020 to 2021, more than 100,000 people […]

Lifestyle Changes for Health…and Reality

Your doctor has probably suggested some lifestyle changes for you. If you have gout, you should avoid red meat, sodas, and alcohol. If you have diabetes, you should count carbs and exercise regularly. If you’re generally healthy, you should quit smoking, get your cardio and eat your vegetables. Chances are you agree when your doctor […]