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 […]

Did TikTok Tell You You’re Depressed?

About 7% of American adults suffer from depression, and 18% from anxiety, according to a research paper from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. If you watch a few #sad or #depressed videos on TikTok, though, the platform may serve up nearly 100% sad content for you. What you watch, share, like, and follow […]

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Each year, the last full week of April is a special time to honor medical laboratory professionals who dedicate their lives to helping others. Lab professionals provide as much as 70% of the information doctors use for diagnosis. This year, we would like to recognize MANA lab professionals for their hard work and sacrifice. “Thank […]

Arkansas National Guard Arrives at MANA Clinics

On Monday, January 10, 2022, four members of the Arkansas National Guard arrived at MANA Medical Associates in Fayetteville to aid with COVID testing and screening. The National Guard members will be at several of MANA’s clinics including Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics in Fayetteville, Family Medicine South in Fayetteville, and at two Urgent Care locations in […]

Get to Know Your Kidneys

15% of American adults are estimated to have kidney disease, but 90% of them don’t know it.  Kidneys filter your blood — about 200 quarts each, every day. Small blood vessels called the glomerulus allow water, waste, and small particles to pass into the tubule. Nutrition from the filtered blood is absorbed by the body […]

6 Myths about Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month. This is a good time to examine some of the myths that can interfere with healthy aging. Myth #1: There’s no such thing as healthy aging — getting older means getting less healthy. Our bodies change as we get older. Skin loses elasticity, bones become weaker, and the number of […]

Is the Keto Diet Healthy?

The keto diet is trendy– but is it healthy? What is a keto diet? A keto diet is a diet low in carbs and high in fat. The standard proportions for these macronutrients is 70% fat, 20% protein, and only 10% carbs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend getting 20 to 35% fat, […]

COVID-19 and Herd Immunity

A virus can only live and reproduce if it has a host to live in. If one person has a cold, the virus can live in that person. When the host gets over the cold, the virus will die and cannot continue to live or reproduce. Its only hope is that the person with the […]

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 […]

High-Impact and Low-Impact Exercise

Back in the heyday of aerobic dance, people often chose between high impact and low-impact exercise classes. Now, with the pandemic encouraging more of us to work out at home, you might need to make that decision for yourself again. What’s the difference between high and low impact exercise? High impact exercise involves running and […]