Your Annual Wellness Visit

85% of Americans take their pets in for their shots on schedule, but fewer than half get a regular annual wellness visit. This is true even though most insurance companies cover the cost of an annual physical exam. Annual wellness exams establish baselines Your annual checkup will include a range of tests. Your temperature, weight, blood […]

Getting Safely Back to the Gym

A lot of us have been creative about getting healthful exercise while staying at home — but a lot of us have also found that challenging. In a recent survey, 70% of Americans say their at-home efforts are less effective than what they were doing before the pandemic. Getting safely back to the gym is […]

Is the Mediterranean Diet for You?

36% of Americans are ready to eat healthier as we move out of the pandemic, according to Harris polls. One option is the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods of a number of different cultures on the Mediterranean Sea. The American Heart Association, the US News and World Report annual […]

Welcome, Dr. Jonathan Kruger

Dr. Jonathan Kruger will join Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic’s Rheumatology team on April 26, 2021. Dr. Kruger will work with Dr. Song Zang to provide quality, compassionate rheumatology care to people in Northwest Arkansas. Dr. Kruger is fluent in English and Spanish at conversational levels. Dr. Kruger is Board Certified by the American Board of Rheumatology […]

Understanding Cirrhosis

About 1 in 400 Americans is diagnosed with Cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver develops scars as it tries to repair itself from long-term damage. This condition cannot be cured, but it can be treated. The earlier the condition is identified, the better the chances of successful treatment. Meet your […]

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

This is the 45th year that National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week has been celebrated during the last full week of April. At MANA, we appreciate the risks lab professionals take — and the way they reduce risks for their fellow healthcare professionals and the community at large. Across the United States, more than 300,000 medical […]

Program for Post COVID Illness

MANA Physicians Offers Program to Care for People with Post COVID Illness MANA Medical Associates is offering a Post COVID Recovery Program for people who are experiencing symptoms weeks after their initial COVID illness.  The program is designed for people in Northwest Arkansas without a primary care doctor.  Months after a COVID-19 diagnosis, some people […]

Is Coffee Creamer Bad for You?

While coffee is not bad for you, the things you put into that cup of Joe might be. People put lots of different things into coffee, and consume even more stuff on the side, so we’ll start with just one question: is coffee creamer bad for you? Milk or cream  If you hear “creamer” and […]

Understanding Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a hereditary auto-immune disease that causes the body to identify gluten, a protein found in some grains, as an invader. The body mounts an immune response when people with the disease eat gluten. This causes damage to the small intestine. This damage can result over time in a failure to take in […]

Exercise and Your Immune System

Regular exercise has more benefits for your health and wellbeing than just about anything else you can do. Add one more to the list: a stronger immune system.  Moderate exercise and COVID-19 A recent study confirmed what researchers have been observing for years: regular, moderate exercise strengthens the immune system. This study was looking specifically […]