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 […]

Is Chocolate Good for Your Health?

Coffee, tea, and chocolate — the top hot drinks that keep us cozy in winter. We dug into the research on coffee and tea and learned that both of these plant-based drinks have some health benefits, as long as you don’t load them up with sugar and fat. Is coffee good for you? Is tea […]

The COVID-19 Quarantine Timeline

If you are exposed to COVID-19, you must quarantine. Kathy Jones Moore asked us some important questions about this quarantine: Here’s the confusing part…when does the quarantine start? When the person you were exposed to started showing symptoms? When you yourself start showing symptoms? What if you don’t show symptoms, but are in a house […]

The Quest for Healthy Snacks

Research and sales data agree: we’re snacking a lot more during the pandemic. At the same time, we want to eat healthy and support our immune systems. One result is the search for healthy snacks.  You might think that it wouldn’t be much of a search. We all know that a sliced apple, celery with […]

Happy New Year!

We wish you a safe and happy new year! Some MANA clinics are closing early for New Year’s Eve. All MANA clinics are closed on New Year’s Day.  We look forward to serving you in the New Year! December 31, 2020 MANA Family Medicine Har-Ber – Closing at 12:00 pm MANA Family Medicine Springdale – […]

The Power of Healthy Habits

Some of us are thinking about goals for the new year. Some are thinking over the goals we set for this year and evaluating them. Some of us feel like we put our lives on pause when the pandemic began, and goals don’t even seem relevant to our lives right now. It might be the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]