The Plate Method for Diabetics

If you have Type 2 diabetes, you need to be careful in your food choices. This can be easier said than done, though. You may need to make big changes in your eating habits, and some methods of meal planning for diabetes require looking up information and making calculations — something that can be hard […]

Swimming Safety

Heading out to the lake, or to a pool for somer swimming fun? Spend little time thinking about safety first. The most important way to make sure you have a safe swimming experience is to find out who can swim and who cannot. Strong swimmers still need to follow safety precautions, but people who can’t […]

Treating Sunburn

The best way to handle sunburn is not to get one. Protect yourself from the sun and avoid sunburn in the first place. A quick reminder: Put on broad spectrum sunscreen 30minutes before you go out into the sun and reapply about every two hours. Wear a hat and protective clothing and spend time in […]

Get to Know Your Prostate

For men’s health month, get to know your prostate! Prostates are a focus of Men’s Health Month because they are an organ that only men have. Your prostate is a gland situated between the penis and the bladder. It produces fluid that mixes with sperm to make seminal fluid. The prostate is normally the size […]

Get Your Greens

One of the healthiest groups of vegetables is the leafy greens: plants whose leaves we eat as a vegetable.  This is a very diverse group. Here are some you should try: Kale is filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s most nutritious raw, so enjoy it in smoothies and salads.  Collard greens have thick leaves […]

COVID-19 and Herd Immunity

A virus can only live and reproduce if it has a host to live in. If one person has a cold, the virus can live in that person. When the host gets over the cold, the virus will die and cannot continue to live or reproduce. Its only hope is that the person with the […]

Do You Need a Primary Care Physician?

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine warns that “primary care in the United States is slowly dying.” They’ve identified this as a big problem in American healthcare, and are recommending that people who don’t have a PCP should be assigned one by their health insurance companies. A primary care physician, […]

Sesame Is Now Classed as a Major Food Allergen

The FASTER Act, a new law on food allergens, is the first update to food allergy laws since 2004. In those days, eight major allergens had to be listed on food labels: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. These eight allergens were thought to cover 90% of all food allergies. FASTER […]

Step by Step to Eating More Vegetables

90% of Americans don’t get enough vegetables on a typical day. Yet most of us want to eat more veggies than we do. Here’s a 2-step plan that can make it happen. Grab a friend Think of your favorite vegetable. Go ahead and buy some at the grocery store. Who’s more likely to eat a vegetable, […]

Program for Post COVID Illness

MANA Physicians Offers Program to Care for People with Post COVID Illness MANA Medical Associates is offering a Post COVID Recovery Program for people who are experiencing symptoms weeks after their initial COVID illness.  The program is designed for people in Northwest Arkansas without a primary care doctor.  Months after a COVID-19 diagnosis, some people […]