Program for Post COVID Illness

MANA Physicians Launch Program to Care for People with Post COVID Illness April 13, 2021 — FAYETTEVILLE, AR – MANA Medical Associates is offering a Post COVID Recovery Program for people who are experiencing symptoms weeks after their initial COVID illness at several of their locations in Northwest Arkansas.   Months after a COVID-19 diagnosis, […]

Is Coffee Creamer Bad for You?

While coffee is not bad for you, the things you put into that cup of Joe might be. People put lots of different things into coffee, and consume even more stuff on the side, so we’ll start with just one question: is coffee creamer bad for you? Milk or cream  If you hear “creamer” and […]

Understanding Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a hereditary auto-immune disease that causes the body to identify gluten, a protein found in some grains, as an invader. The body mounts an immune response when people with the disease eat gluten. This causes damage to the small intestine. This damage can result over time in a failure to take in […]

Exercise and Your Immune System

Regular exercise has more benefits for your health and wellbeing than just about anything else you can do. Add one more to the list: a stronger immune system.  Moderate exercise and COVID-19 A recent study confirmed what researchers have been observing for years: regular, moderate exercise strengthens the immune system. This study was looking specifically […]

Understanding Bruxism

Bruxism is a fancy word for gnashing, grinding, or clenching teeth. That’s not very complex, but diagnosing and treating the disorder can be complicated.  In honor of National Sleep Awareness Week, we’re explaining this common but confusing problem. Read on for the details. You might not be aware that you grind your teeth while you’re […]

3 Things You Didn’t Know about Exercise and Heart Health

When it comes to heart health, exercise is one of the biggest favors you can do for yourself. You probably have regular exercise on your list of goals, or at least of things you want to do someday. But there are always new discoveries in health. Here are three important pieces of information about exercise […]

National Wear Red Day

It’s National Wear Red Day! February is American Heart Health Month, and the first Friday of February is Wear Red Day, for women’s heart health in particular. All day, people seeing a bold wave of red clothing all across the country are reminded of the importance of heart health. Why is heart health so important […]

How to Add Fiber to Your Diet

Working toward a healthy diet is always a good choice. A decision to add fiber is one of the simplest and most powerful changes you can make. More fiber means more vegetables, fruit, and whole grains — all choices correlated with lower risk of chronic diseases, cancer, and many more health problems.  Eating plenty of […]

How to Make Every Bite Count

USDA and HHS released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 on December 29, 2020. Two of the big changes were the new guidelines for infants and new limits for sugar. The video above introduces another change in focus. Pointing out that most of us don’t actually follow the guidelines for health eating, the USDA asks […]

Enjoy the Festival of Sleep

January 3 is a little known holiday, the Festival of Sleep. Today, as you recover from New Year’s Eve and plan your New Year Resolutions, consider celebrating the Festival of Sleep. Sleep in (a little) Adults need seven to nine hours of sleep, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. During the pandemic, a […]