TeleVisits for Northwest Arkansas

TeleVisits are face-to-face appointments with your regular MANA doctors using the myMANA health portal on your desktop computer or the healow application on your mobile phone and tablet. Physicians at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic and MANA Family Medicine practices are using TeleVisits to serve patients with common health problems like digestive upsets, sore throat, allergies, and […]

Why You Should Know Your Family Health History

Family members share a lot in common with one another. They often have similar lifestyle habits, eat similar types of food, and enjoy the same types of activities. They can even share the same kinds of health problems. Knowing your family health history provides you with the information that you need to protect your health. […]

15 Things You Might Not Know About Sleep

Sleep is as important to your health as diet and exercise. Researchers are learning more about sleep every day, but it’s there’s still much to learn. Here are a few sleep facts to help you better understand one of the most valuable activities of your day. There’s a World Sleep Day. World Sleep Day takes […]

Understanding EVALI

There is no safe way to smoke or use tobacco products. People who use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other vaping products (vapes) are at an increased risk for health problems including addiction, lung diseases, and EVALI. What is EVALI? EVALI stands for e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

Sources of Calcium That Aren’t Dairy

Dairy is one of the best sources of calcium, but not everyone consumes dairy. Some people are lactose intolerant, vegan, or just don’t like the taste of milk. Some avoid dairy products for other reasons, too. However, calcium is essential to good bone health, and everyone needs calcium to strengthen bones or prevent bone loss. […]

Can You Develop Lactose Intolerance?

You drank milk and ate dairy as a child and never had any problems, but you’ve recently started experiencing stomach cramps, bloating, or other common symptoms of lactose intolerance after eating dairy. This isn’t uncommon; you are more likely to develop lactose intolerance as you get older. What is lactose intolerance? People with lactose intolerance […]

What Is Sleep Debt and How Do You Get Rid of It?

One out of three American adults sleeps fewer than seven hours each night, which is less than the minimum recommended amount of sleep. Even if you normally get enough sleep you may have the occasional late night or early wake-up time that interferes with your regular sleep. If you miss out on sleep here or […]

Heart Disease Risk Factors

Someone dies in the U.S. every 37 seconds from heart disease, according to the CDC. The term “heart disease” refers to many different diseases and health conditions that affect the heart, including cardiovascular disease, arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. Knowing heart disease risk factors can help you understand your own risk, lower your […]

Different Uses for Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, is a type of medical imaging that allows physicians to examine what’s going on inside your body in a way that is safe, comfortable, and non-invasive. MANA provides medical imaging services — including ultrasound — at American College of Radiology accredited facilities in Northwest Arkansas. Unlike other types of […]

What is Pulmonary Hypertension?

Hypertension refers to high blood pressure. Pulmonary hypertension refers specifically to high blood pressure in the blood vessels leading from the heart to your lungs. Various health conditions can cause pulmonary hypertension (PH). Pulmonary hypertension must be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. What is pulmonary hypertension? Normally, the blood pressure in the arteries […]