The Building Blocks for Healthy Aging

Healthy aging is about taking care of your mind, body, mood, and your relationships as you get older. Life expectancy has grown steadily in the United States over the past half century. In 1968, the average life expectancy at birth was around 70 years. In 2018, the average life expectancy for Americans was about 78 […]

Manage Healthy Cholesterol Levels

Some things are clearly either good or bad. Smoking is bad for you — it’s the leading cause of preventable death. Eating vegetables is good for you — it helps you manage a healthy weight and lowers your risk for different types of cancer and chronic diseases. But what about cholesterol — is cholesterol bad? […]

When Can I Be Around Others After COVID-19?

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. You tested positive for COVID-19, or you were exposed to coronavirus and developed symptoms of COVID-19. You responsibly decided to stay at home and isolate so that you did not expose anyone […]

Why You Need a Flu Shot During COVID-19

The flu might be overshadowed this year by SARS-CoV-2, but the influenza virus is still a major health concern. Like COVID-19, the flu is a contagious and potentially fatal respiratory illness caused by a viral infection. However, unlike COVID-19, we currently have effective vaccines to prevent the flu. A flu shot is especially important during […]

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 […]

Accidental Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid drug misuse is a national health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70 percent of the 67,367 drug overdose deaths in 2018 involved opioids. Each day, 128 people die from an opioid overdose in the U.S. What are opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs including both legal pain relieving […]

Self-Care During COVID-19

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. It’s normal to experience stress and anxiety throughout life, but the coronavirus pandemic amplifies these feelings. Adjusting to the new normal and dealing with uncertainty on a daily basis can be exhausting. […]

Keeping Track of Your Kid’s Vaccination Schedule

Vaccinating your children is one of the most important things you can do for their health and for the health of the community. But which vaccinations should your kids get, and when? The vaccination schedule may seem complicated and hard to remember, but help is available. Here’s how to keep track. Vaccination schedule You probably […]

New COVID-19 Testing Priorities in Northwest Arkansas

As of July 2, 2020, due to an increased testing demand and a national shortage in the COVID-19 testing reagent and supplies, the Northwest Arkansas health care community needs to prioritize COVID-19 viral testing for people who meet certain criteria.  MANA Clinics will offer COVID-19 viral testing according to the new criteria outlined below:  Symptomatic […]

What Is Broad Spectrum Sunscreen?

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. One in five Americans develops skin cancer by the age of 70. About 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This means that wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen can help reduce […]