COVID-19 Outbreak: Dos and Don’ts

There are more than 92,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, and we are seeing more new cases every day. Vaccination is the best way to prevent the spread of disease; however, there is no vaccine that can prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This means that the best way to prevent spreading COVID-19 […]

MANA Fever or Respiratory Symptoms Clinic

MANA Family Medicine South has established a Fever or Respiratory Symptom Clinic at 2523 East Huntsville Road in Fayetteville, open Monday-Friday, 7 am to 5 pm. The clinic is located next door to MANA Family Medicine South, but is completely separate and cares exclusively for patients who have a fever or respiratory symptoms.  Call your […]

TeleVisits for Northwest Arkansas

TeleVisits are face-to-face appointments with your regular MANA doctors using the myMANA health portal on your desktop computer or the healow application on your mobile phone and tablet. Physicians at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic and MANA Family Medicine practices are using TeleVisits to serve patients with common health problems like digestive upsets, sore throat, allergies, and […]

Heading Outdoors? Keep Your Distance From Animals to Avoid Disease

Wildlife can look cute and cuddly, but many animals carry disease. Some animals may also scratch or bite, which can lead to injury or infection. Whether you’re out camping at a state park, hiking through a national forest, or strolling through the park by your house, make sure you’re aware of the risks that animals […]

Do You Know That You’re Healthy?

Are you healthy? Maybe you live a healthy lifestyle — you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, read nutrition facts labels, get thirty minutes of physical activity every day, and you have good sleep habits. While eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep can promote good health and reduce your risk for […]

The Difference Between Serving Size and Portion Size

Knowing how to read a nutrition facts label is an important skill. However, you can still miss information even if you routinely check things like calorie counts, added sugars, and total grams of fat. Understanding serving size can be a little tricky. Here’s some information explaining the difference between serving size and portion size. What’s […]

Stroke Symptoms

Call 911 immediately if you think someone might be having a stroke. Getting medical treatment as soon as possible is key in preventing death or permanent disability from stroke. Learn to recognize stroke symptoms and act fast. Stroke symptoms Stroke symptoms develop suddenly and they often affect just one side of the body: difficulty speaking […]

Why Don’t Adults Eat Vegetables?

The average adult knows that it’s important to eat vegetables, so why does the average adult not eat enough of them? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 9% of U.S. adults eat the recommended amount of vegetables. Whatever reasons you may have for not eating vegetables, there’s a better reason to […]

It’s Not Too Late If You Have Prediabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 84 million American adults have prediabetes — that’s more than one-third of U.S. adults. The real surprise is that 90% of people with prediabetes do not know they have it. The good news about prediabetes is that you still have time to make changes in your […]

Do You Still Need Your Flu Vaccine Late in Flu Season?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you get a flu shot as soon as the flu vaccine becomes available. Getting your flu shot as early as possible provides the best protection for you and for those around you. Ideally, you should get the flu vaccine before November before flu season is in […]