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 […]

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 […]

Vaping Doesn’t Help Smokers Quit

Vaping is a health hazard that causes chronic cough and bronchitis. It can also cause severe lung injury that requires hospital admission to treat.  But some observers claim that e-cigarettes are beneficial because they help smokers quit nicotine cigarettes. A new study reports that vaping doesn’t help smokers quit. Fewer than 10% of vapers succeeded […]

Ongoing Respiratory Problems after COVID-19

COVID-19 has resulted in 802,198 confirmed cases and 9,937 deaths in Arkansas as of this writing. Some cases are asymptomatic (no symptoms) or mild, and some are life threatening. One thing that is becoming clear as we gain more experience with this disease is that COVID-19 can cause multiple respiratory problems.  Pneumonia COVID-19 pneumonia is an […]

The Festival of Sleep

January 3rd is the annual Festival of Sleep, a day to sleep in to make up for all those late nights and early mornings over the holidays. When did this holiday begin, and who came up with it? We do not know. However, Google’s Ngram viewer shows that the words “Festival of Sleep” first showed […]