Exercise for Your Brain

A new study found that exercise that gets your heart pumping is also good for your brain.  The study followed healthy adults for six months as they walked, danced, or did low-intensity exercises like stretching and balance practice. Those who stuck with low-intensity exercises saw a normal decline in the strength of their memories, but […]

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 […]

Coping with Nightmare Disorder

Up to 85% of American adults have occasional nightmares, and they are nothing to worry about. When you have frequent nightmares that interfere with your well-being, however, you may be facing nightmare disorder.  This condition affects an estimated 8% of adults. Fortunately, it can be treated. What is nightmare disorder? Someone who has nightmares once […]

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 […]

Independence Holiday Hours

In observance of Independence Day, many MANA Clinics will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021. For unexpected medical needs, MANA Urgent Care on College will have limited hours on Sunday and both locations are open Monday. . Sunday, July 4, 2021 MANA Urgent Care, 1673 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville – Open 7 am to […]

Understanding Osteoporosis

Our bones are a living, changing part of our bodies. We continually lose old bone and make new. When we’re young, we make new bone faster than we lose old bone. We reach peak bone mass in our late 20s, and after that, we tend to lose more bone than we add. Over time, we […]

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 […]

Popular CPAP and BiPAP Home Ventilators Recalled

Phillips Respironics has announced a voluntary recall of millions of their respiratory care devices. A Note from Dr. Michael Eckles Michael Eckles, MD, FCCP Sleep Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, A MANA Clinic As many of you are aware, Phillips Respironics has issued an international recall on multiple devices they manufacture for respiratory […]

Get to Know Your Gallbladder

The names of organs can be complicated and mysterious. You might never have heard of the Popliteal fossa or the Malpighian corpuscle, and you might be tempted to look on a map for the islets of Langerhans. The gallbladder, on the other hand, has a very straightforward name.  It’s a bladder, or a sack, that stores […]

Get to Know Your Prostate

For men’s health month, get to know your prostate! Prostates are a focus of Men’s Health Month because they are an organ that only men have. Your prostate is a gland situated between the penis and the bladder. It produces fluid that mixes with sperm to make seminal fluid. The prostate is normally the size […]