12 Surprising Facts for Heart Health Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with one death every 34 seconds.  High blood pressure is the top risk factor for heart disease.  High cholesterol and smoking are the next most common risk factors for heart disease. Obesity can cause high blood pressure and high cholesterol, not to mention […]

Inclement Weather Hours

Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, some MANA clinics may have alternate hours. Check here for the latest clinic hours. Alternate hours will be posted here, on social media, and on local TV stations.  Friday, February 3rd Clinics return to regular business hours. 

The Importance of Iron

Iron is an essential mineral that is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that transports oxygen to all parts of the body. Iron is also necessary for energy production, DNA synthesis, immune function, and cell growth and repair. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. […]

Phosphorous: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

We hear the phrase “vitamins and minerals” all the time and we can probably name some of them. Vitamin C and Vitamin D are familiar, and we know we need iron and calcium. But what about phosphorous? Phosphorous is good for us Phosphorous is used by our bodies to build strong bones and teeth. It’s […]

Dry January

Since 2012, people worldwide have declared Dry January: a month without alcohol. The observation was the brainchild of the British charity Alcohol Change UK, which proposes a month off from alcohol as a way to save money, find out whether you might be drinking too much, and test out a sober lifestyle.  The process is […]

Osteoporosis Affects Men, Too

Osteoporosis, a disease that causes weakening of the bones, is most common in women than in men. But it can also affect men. In fact, men in their 70s are as likely to have osteoporosis as women in their 50s. As the number of men living into their 70s and beyond increases, osteoporosis is becoming […]

MANA Voted the Best of Northwest Arkansas 2022!

Each year, The Best of Northwest Arkansas Reader’s Poll tabulates the votes of thousands of people in Northwest Arkansas. The results show the services that people in Northwest Arkansas love the most.  Each year, MANA clinics show up on this list of winners. Here are the honorees for 2022. WINNER – BEST MEDICAL CLINICS MANA […]

Resistance Exercise and Weight Loss

Losing just 5% to 10% of your body weight can improve your health if you are overweight. For a 150 pound person, that can be as little as 7.5 pounds. For a 200 pound person, it would be just 10 pounds. But losing weight can be difficult. While there is recent research that challenges some […]

Lace up for Lungs: COPD Awareness Month

The 2022 theme for COPD Awareness Month is “Lace up for Lungs.” The focus is on early diagnosis and exercise to improve breathing and quality of life. “Wear orange, lace up and move for our mission!” says the COPD Foundation this month.  What is COPD? COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease of the […]

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Risk

Parkinson’s disease is a lifelong, progressive condition that develops when the brain stops making dopamine, a natural chemical involved with controlling our body’s movements. It is classified as a movement disease, because it affects mobility with tremors, stiffness, and balance problems. It can also show other symptoms that are not associated with movement, such as […]