Can Stress Cause an Upset Stomach?

Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach before giving a speech or right at the top of a roller coaster just before the plunge? Have you felt “gutted” after losing a big game, ending a relationship, or getting some bad news? Maybe you’re going through a stressful time in your life and you’ve started […]

Smoking & COVID-19: Another Reason Not to Smoke

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. The CDC estimates that 34.2 million U.S. adults currently smoke cigarettes. That’s over 32 million Americans who are at an increased risk for premature death — smoking kills. Smoking also increases your […]

How Do You Treat Migraine Headaches?

Migraine affects almost one-fourth of households in the United States, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Roughly 90% of people with migraine have a family history of migraine, but the exact cause of chronic migraine remains unknown. Recognizing the difference between a tension headache and a migraine headache can be difficult. Like migraine headaches, tension […]

COVID-19 Testing at MANA

There are two types of tests for Coronavirus Disease 19, viral tests and antibody tests. According to the CDC: A viral swab test tells you if you have the disease.  An antibody test tells you if you have previously been infected.  An antibody test may not show if a person has been infected because it […]

The Most Common Health Problems for Men

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the five leading causes of death for U.S. men are heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke. In many cases, these common health problems for men are highly preventable. Men can lower their risk for several common health issues through changes in […]

What is GERD?

Heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD are closely related, but they are all different things. Heartburn is a symptom that can be caused by acid reflux, and acid reflux can progress to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Know the symptoms of GERD, and when to talk to your doctor about acid reflux. What is GERD? Acid reflux, […]

The Benefits of Dietary Fiber

If you live in the U.S., there’s a good chance that you need to eat more fiber. The average American consumes between 10 and 15 grams of fiber per day, which is about half of the daily recommended amount of fiber for adults. What is dietary fiber? Plants contain a substance called fiber. Dietary fiber, […]

How to Maintain Your Sleep Schedule During a Health Crisis

You normally wake up around the same time each day. You read the news while eating breakfast, drop the kids off at school, and listen to your favorite podcast on your commute to work. After work, you exercise at the gym, come home and make a nutritious dinner, and then spend quality time with your […]

Should I Wear a Face Mask?

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. Wearing a cloth face mask is an easy way that you can help flatten the curve and protect the health of your community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend wearing […]

What Should You Do If You Have Been Exposed to COVID-19?

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. Even if you are practicing social distancing and taking measures to prevent COVID-19, you may find that you have come in contact with the coronavirus. Maybe a family member tests positive for […]