Happy Thanksgiving!

MANA Clinics are closed on Thursday, November 26 for our staff members to enjoy the holiday with their families. Urgent Care and Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics’ Acute Care Clinics are open on Friday, November 27. Please see the special hours for each location below.  Thanksgiving hours at MANA clinics: Wednesday, November 25 MANA Family Medicine Thompson […]

Food Safety for Thanksgiving 2020

Food safety is always important, but the holidays add some special factors to the mix. And this year may be more complicated than usual. For one thing, there are people boldly cooking turkeys who aren’t completely sure how to cook hot dogs. Fewer than one-third of millennials are confident in the kitchen, and this year […]

New Sugar Guidance

Guidelines on sugar consumption for American adults have for some years put the upper limit of sugar consumption at 10% of calories. So, if you eat 2,000 calories a day, you should cap sugar at 200 calories’ worth, or about 12 spoonsful a day. Until the news sugar guidance kicks in. New guidelines from the […]

Holiday Plans and COVID-19

It’s time to make holiday plans — but COVID-19 can make that difficult. Here is some expert advice to help. Limit 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 in which this doesn’t […]

What Causes Diabetes?

More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, and as many as 95% of Americans with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. They didn’t develop diabetes overnight; it takes years for type 2 diabetes to develop, and many lifestyle choices factor into the risk for developing the disease. There is no cure for diabetes, which means that […]

Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

This year, more than ever, you need a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone older than 6 months of age get a flu vaccine every flu season. However, the COVID-19 pandemic makes it even more important to vaccinate against influenza for the 2020 flu season. Here’s why you should […]

Ways to Prevent Respiratory Illness

The world is still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. For months you’ve heard that wearing a mask, washing your hands, and avoiding close contact with others (maintaining six feet of distance) can help slow the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19. There are other diseases and illnesses that can affect our respiratory tract, and we tend […]

Flu Shot Locations

During the pandemic, it is more important than ever to get your flu shot to stay healthy. MANA physicians and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend you get a flu vaccine as early as possible this year. According to the CDC, the flu vaccine has been shown to: prevent flu illnesses prevent doctor visits […]

COVID-19, Flu, and Seasonal Allergies

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. COVID-19, the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2, has been present in the United States for several months now, but we’re about to experience new challenges with the disease. The U.S. is entering cold […]

Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

There is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes, and the exact causes of the disease are not known. Also known as juvenile diabetes, type 1 diabetes affects children and adults, and it can be diagnosed at any age. There is no cure for the disease, but long-term management helps people with type 1 diabetes […]