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 […]

Can You Reduce Cancer Risk?

There is no guaranteed way to prevent all types of cancer. However, more than a third of cancers are preventable, and there are things that you can do to reduce your risk for developing certain cancers. Don’t use tobacco Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide, and between 80-90% of lung cancer deaths […]

Small Changes You Can Make to Improve Your Health

Are you thinking about starting a trendy new diet or picking up a grueling fitness regimen? It’s good to make decisions to improve your health. Making radical changes in your life can be intimidating; it can be difficult to maintain a new lifestyle, and it’s discouraging if you can’t stick with it. You don’t have […]

Is It Healthy to Make New Year’s Resolutions?

Are you planning on making healthy New Year’s resolutions this year? Changes to diet and exercise are consistently among the most popular New Year’s resolutions in the United States. Some people vow to run every day, go to the gym three times a week, or join a health club. Others will try a new diet, […]

Handling Stress In the Moment

Small amounts of stress can help you accomplish difficult tasks. However, too much acute stress, or sustained chronic stress, can be harmful. Stress management techniques help reduce your overall level of stress. Tools to manage stress often include things like meditation, relaxation techniques, and talking to a medical professional; these are effective ways to reduce […]

Welcome Michelle Gardner, APRN!

Michelle Gardner, DNP, APRN, joins MANA Family Medicine in Pinnacle Hills on Monday, December, 9th, 2019. Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas is excited to welcome her to the MANA team! Michelle has been working as an advanced practice registered nurse and a licensed independent practitioner in Northwest Arkansas since 2016. She worked in the family […]

Can You Still Get the Flu If You Get a Flu Shot?

Getting a flu shot is the best thing that you can do to keep yourself from getting sick with influenza virus. However, getting a dose of flu vaccine does not mean that you are immune to the flu. Flu vaccination offers protection against flu virus — and it’s the most effective way to prevent the […]