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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Understanding Anemia

Anemia is a common condition affecting as many as one third of women during their childbearing years, and up to one fourth of children as well. Three million Americans are diagnosed with anemia each year. Still, it is often misunderstood. In casual conversation, we often use the word “anemia” to describe someone who doesn’t get […]

Preventing Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and for 2021 the emphasis is on preventing diabetes. According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 34.2 million Americans have diabetes and 88 million American adults have prediabetes. That adds up to one third of American adults.  And most of them don’t know that they have diabetes or prediabetes.  […]

Increase Your Energy

Author Scott Adams suggested that personal energy should be the main metric we use to measure how well our lives are going. We all have lots of demands on our time and lots of different priorities. How can we juggle all those priorities and make sure we do the most important things first? “The way […]

World Lung Cancer Day

August 1 is World Lung Cancer Day. With World Lung Cancer Day fast approaching, it’s time to bring awareness to the most frequently diagnosed cancer. According to the World Health Organization, lung cancer contributes to 20% of all cancer related deaths and, in 2020, caused 1.80 million deaths. Smoking accounts for 80% of those deaths, but […]

TDAP, DTaP, and TD Vaccines

We’ve been hearing a lot about COVID-19 vaccines, and most of us are aware that kids need vaccines as they grow up. Many of us know that flu vaccines are a must. But there is another group of adult vaccines that are less well understood: TDAP, DTaP, and TD vaccines.  TDAP, DTaP, and TD vaccines […]

What Is Internal Medicine?

Do you need to see an Internal Medicine doctor? You may need exactly that and not realize it. The definition of Internal Medicine is a medical specialty centering on adult medicine only. Doctors specializing in this field complete undergraduate degrees and their M.D. degrees. Then they complete a three-year residency in Internal Medicine. At this […]