WHO Speaks out against Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are part of daily life for many of us, from those packets of Splenda in the coffee shop to diet sodas at the game to keto sweets for dessert. The World Health Organization wants to change that, though. Sugar Alternatives: 5 Options In a recommendation published earlier this month, WHO said that non-nutritive […]

The Hidden Crisis of Loneliness

By Randall Staley, MD Impacting Health, Happiness, and Society Loneliness is a problem for many Americans, affecting not only their physical health and mental well-being but also society as a whole. In our fast-paced and interconnected world, it’s easy to assume loneliness is a rare phenomenon. However, the reality is far from it. Loneliness has […]

Can AI Give You Nutrition Advice?

ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that generates human-sounding language automatically, is the fastest-growing electronic tool in history, with over 100 million users. It can write bad poetry, create good 5th grade essays, and answer search questions as long as you don’t mind getting false answers. Thousands of people find that it’s a useful tool, […]

Mental Health Month

Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas (MANA) is kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month with a message: mental health is an essential part of a person’s whole health. MANA physicians, providers, and nurses across 25 locations are wearing a green lapel pin this month to increase awareness of the importance of mental health as part of […]

Children’s Mental Health

It’s natural for parents to worry about their children’s well-being, including their mental health. Concerns about kids’ mental health have been increased by the pandemic. In fact, a new report from Pew Research reveals that worries about mental health are at the top of the list of parental concerns. There are good reasons for this. […]

MANA Nurses Featured in Our Health Magazine

Several nurses from MANA were featured in the May 2023 issue of Our Health Magazine, a publication of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Karla Johnson, LPN Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, a MANA Clinic Karla Johnson is a licensed practical nurse and Patient Care Manager at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, A MANA Clinic. Karla wanted to become a nurse […]

Kettlebell Workout Benefits

Kettlebells have gained a lot of attention recently, but they’ve been around in various forms and materials since ancient times, showing up in art and archaeological sites in Turkey, Japan, Greece, Rome, Scotland, and Russia, among other places. Kettlebells are versatile pieces of equipment that can be used for strength training, cardio workouts, and even […]

Have a Safe Easter!

Easter is a joyful holiday — but does it also have hidden dangers? Here are five things to watch out for! Easter eggs Coloring hard-boiled eggs for Easter baskets is a big part of the Easter fun. Hiding and seeking them is fun, too. But how long can they stay hidden before they’re too old […]

Primary Care Doctors: Does Gender Matter?

Finding a doctor to serve as your primary care physician, or PCP, is an important step on your health and wellness journey. But does it matter whether your doctor is a man or a woman? Personal preference Polls show that most people don’t care whether their doctor is the same gender as they are. A […]

World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day is an annual event that takes place on the Friday before the Spring Equinox every year. It was established in 2008 as a way to raise awareness about the importance of sleep, and to celebrate its vital role in our lives. The theme of this year’s World Sleep Day is “Sleep is […]