Holiday Hours

  All clinics will be closed Thursday, November 25, Saturday, December 25, and Saturday, January 1.  Please look below for special hours during the holiday season.  MANA Urgent Care MANA Family Medicine   MANA Clinics  

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 Launch Program to Care for People with Post COVID Illness April 13, 2021 — FAYETTEVILLE, AR – MANA Medical Associates is offering a Post COVID Recovery Program for people who are experiencing symptoms weeks after their initial COVID illness at several of their locations in Northwest Arkansas.   Months after a COVID-19 diagnosis, […]

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 […]

Healthy Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home by trying some healthy, family-friendly recipes for traditional Irish food. Irish Stew Traditionally, Irish stew was made with mutton or lamb and lots of root vegetables. Not ready to spend hours cutting up parsnips and turnips? We’ve updated the recipe with pre-cut stew beef and some frozen veggies to […]

Staying Safe in Winter Storms

Average temperatures in Arkansas are now about the same as the record high temps from the 1930s and 1950s. Fayetteville gets an average of 7″ of snowfall per year and Bentonville gets just a couple inches more. The good news is that serious winter storms are not common in our region. The bad news is […]

Holiday Plans and COVID-19

Updated December 10, 2020 It’s time to make holiday plans — but COVID-19 can make that difficult. Here is some expert advice to help.  Avoid travel The safest option is not to travel this year. Put off your holiday travels until next year, when the virus should be under better control. There may be cases […]