Stroke Recovery

Stroke is the fifth most common cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability, according to the CDC. It’s more common in people who smoke, drink a lot of alcohol, and suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity. It’s less likely for people who exercise regularly […]

4 Surprising Things that Affect Blood Pressure

What affects blood pressure? You may already know that regular exercise and eating right can help keep blood pressure low. You probably realize that smokers are likely to have high blood pressure. But you may not know about some other factors that can affect blood pressure. Here are four items that might surprise you. How […]

Did TikTok Tell You You’re Depressed?

About 7% of American adults suffer from depression, and 18% from anxiety, according to a research paper from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. If you watch a few #sad or #depressed videos on TikTok, though, the platform may serve up nearly 100% sad content for you. What you watch, share, like, and follow […]

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Each year, the last full week of April is a special time to honor medical laboratory professionals who dedicate their lives to helping others. Lab professionals provide as much as 70% of the information doctors use for diagnosis. This year, we would like to recognize MANA lab professionals for their hard work and sacrifice. “Thank […]

Can You Eat Too Much Protein?

Paleo, keto, Atkins, or Dukan — high protein diets are trendy and appealing with their promise of weight loss without hunger. Plenty of people jump at the chance to enjoy practically unlimited bacon burgers (without the bun). Protein is one of the essential nutrients your body needs to build and repair tissue, too, so you […]

Take Charge of Your Health

The last few years has taken its toll on everyone’s health, physical and mental. Many of us have developed unhealthy habits, experienced health issues, and dealt with anxiety and added stress. However, it doesn’t have to be this way! MANA encourages you to take charge of your health by scheduling an annual wellness visit. There […]

Welcome, Desiree Nelson, APRN

MANA physicians are proud to welcome Desiree Nelson, APRN, to the Pulmonary Medicine team at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, A MANA Clinic.  Nurse Practitioner Nelson is not new to MANA. She has worked in health care in Fayetteville for 16 years. During that time she was a Pulmonary RN at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic for several years […]

What Is Gout?

When you hear the word “gout” you might think of Charles Dickens or other old literature. Gout is what causes old gentlemen in vintage cartoons to need to put a bandaged foot up on a hassock. But gout is also a common form of inflammatory arthritis that affects more than 200,000 Americans each year. Caused […]

When Should You Begin Colon Cancer Screenings?

The American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer screening beginning at age 45.  Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of death from cancer (when data on men and women are combined).  But regular testing is one of the most effective ways to prevent colorectal cancer. […]

Sleep Awareness Week

Think over the conversations you’ve had in the past week. Chances are good that at least one of those conversations was about not getting enough sleep. And if, as you think back, it almost feels like some of the time those claims sounded like bragging, it’s probably not your imagination.  Teens may see staying up […]