Is Antiperspirant Dangerous?

There has been a lot of debate on the use of antiperspirants and their potential health risks. Some people believe that certain chemicals in antiperspirants, such as aluminum, can accumulate in the body and cause kidney damage or breast cancer over time. However, current research does not support the idea that antiperspirants can cause kidney […]

Clarifying Health Effects of Moderate Alcohol Consumption

One of the challenging facts about alcohol consumption is that observational studies find moderate drinkers live longer than heavy drinkers — and also live longer than people who abstain completely.  One possible conclusion was that moderate consumption of alcohol is good for us. Is that true? Another explanation Recent research has noted that studies of […]

Understanding Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and is transmitted through contact with infected blood. Hepatitis C is a major public health concern, with an estimated 71 million people living with chronic HCV infection worldwide.  What is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus […]

Equality Now 5K & Health Fair

MANA is partnering with the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the NAACP for the Equality Now 5K and Health Fair on April 8, 2023, at the Veterans Memorial Park. Staff, friends, and the community are invited to attend. NWA Equality Now 5K & Health Fair Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 9:00 am Veterans Memorial Park, Lake […]

The Portfolio Diet: Is It a Good Investment?

The Portfolio Diet is a new diet designed to help lower cholesterol. With the Portfolio Diet, you invest in your health by adding healthy eating patterns to your portfolio, rather than focusing on what kinds of food you should avoid. So should you invest in the Portfolio Diet? Is the Portfolio Diet healthy? On the […]

Hair Loss in Women

Male pattern baldness is familiar to many of us; men often develop a bald spot or a receding hairline. Female pattern baldness is less common, but it is the most common cause of hair loss in women.  Male pattern baldness refers to hair loss following a specific pattern. Usually, men lose hair at the hairline, […]

Is Sugar Bad for Your Heart?

Many of us are concerned about sugar intake. We know that high levels of sugar consumption are implicated in the development of obesity and that the empty calories may keep us from eating more nutritious foods. But you may be surprised to learn that a Harvard study shows that sugar is also a factor in poor […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]