Equality Now 5K & Health Fair

MANA is partnering with the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the NAACP for the Equality Now 5K and Health Fair on April 8, 2023, at the Veterans Memorial Park. Staff, friends, and the community are invited to attend. NWA Equality Now 5K & Health Fair Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 9:00 am Veterans Memorial Park, Lake […]

The Portfolio Diet: Is It a Good Investment?

The Portfolio Diet is a new diet designed to help lower cholesterol. With the Portfolio Diet, you invest in your health by adding healthy eating patterns to your portfolio, rather than focusing on what kinds of food you should avoid. So should you invest in the Portfolio Diet? Is the Portfolio Diet healthy? On the […]

Hair Loss in Women

Male pattern baldness is familiar to many of us; men often develop a bald spot or a receding hairline. Female pattern baldness is less common, but it is the most common cause of hair loss in women.  Male pattern baldness refers to hair loss following a specific pattern. Usually, men lose hair at the hairline, […]

Is Sugar Bad for Your Heart?

Many of us are concerned about sugar intake. We know that high levels of sugar consumption are implicated in the development of obesity and that the empty calories may keep us from eating more nutritious foods. But you may be surprised to learn that a Harvard study shows that sugar is also a factor in poor […]

12 Surprising Facts for Heart Health Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with one death every 34 seconds.  High blood pressure is the top risk factor for heart disease.  High cholesterol and smoking are the next most common risk factors for heart disease. Obesity can cause high blood pressure and high cholesterol, not to mention […]

The Importance of Iron

Iron is an essential mineral that is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that transports oxygen to all parts of the body. Iron is also necessary for energy production, DNA synthesis, immune function, and cell growth and repair. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. […]

Dry January

Since 2012, people worldwide have declared Dry January: a month without alcohol. The observation was the brainchild of the British charity Alcohol Change UK, which proposes a month off from alcohol as a way to save money, find out whether you might be drinking too much, and test out a sober lifestyle.  The process is […]

Osteoporosis Affects Men, Too

Osteoporosis, a disease that causes weakening of the bones, is most common in women than in men. But it can also affect men. In fact, men in their 70s are as likely to have osteoporosis as women in their 50s. As the number of men living into their 70s and beyond increases, osteoporosis is becoming […]

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Risk

Parkinson’s disease is a lifelong, progressive condition that develops when the brain stops making dopamine, a natural chemical involved with controlling our body’s movements. It is classified as a movement disease, because it affects mobility with tremors, stiffness, and balance problems. It can also show other symptoms that are not associated with movement, such as […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a predictable change in mood that comes with the change of seasons, usually hitting people in the fall. Some 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with this condition, and many more probably experience it without a diagnosis.  Sings of SAD include feelings of depression, cravings for comfort foods which […]