9 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the number of adults in the United States diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled in the last 20 years. Type 2 diabetes — which used to be known as adult onset diabetes — is most often diagnosed in people over the age of 45, but […]

FirstCare Family Doctors Will Change Name To MANA Family Medicine in 2020

After 20 years of being part of MANA, FirstCare Family Doctors will be rebranding to MANA Family Medicine in January 2020. The physicians, ownership, and services will remain the same at the seven family medicine clinics in Northwest Arkansas, but the blue sun logo will change to the MANA family of faces logo on all […]

What If You’re Active for One Hour a Day?

Physical activity is essential for good health. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans issued by the Department of Health and Human Services recommends a minimum of 150 minutes to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week for adults. That averages out to roughly 22 minutes to 43 minutes of physical activity a day. Maybe […]

Football and Brain Damage

Football is, by far, the most popular sport in the United States. You’ve got the National Football League (NFL), which generates tens of billions of dollars in revenue each year. Then you have college football, each school with its own fanatical following. Below that there’s the Friday night lights of high-school football, followed up by […]

All about Headaches

Americans make some 14 million visits to doctors for headaches each year. Most headaches aren’t a sign of a serious disease. Most can be controlled by lifestyle changes, and some by medications. Occasionally a headache may be associated with a serious condition, but usually good health habits and avoiding the things that trigger your headaches […]