Children and the COVID-19 Delta Variant

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is now responsible for about 70% of all the cases of COVID-19. It is more contagious than the original virus, and it is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated people. The solution for adults and kids over 12 is easy: get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines protect against the delta variant. Almost everyone […]

Safe School Supplies

Safe school supplies are something to think about every year at back to school. It’s always important to make sure that art supplies, writing utensils, and other classroom gear is non-toxic. Non-toxic School Supplies The COVID-19 difference This year, you might want to take an extra step: make sure that your children have their own […]

Mask Up for School

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their recommendations for schools. “The AAP believes that, at this point in the pandemic, given what we know about low rates of in-school transmission when proper prevention measures are used, together with the availability of effective vaccines for those age 12 years and up, that the benefits of […]

Children’s Safety Center Charity Gala

The 14th annual Dream Big Charity Gala is coming up on July 16th. This year, it will be a virtual event on Facebook and YouTube. Register and participate in the silent auction beginning on July 13th, at the auction site. Last year, Dr. Koehler of Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics collected $5,000 for the event with his […]

Air Travel with Children

The COVID-19 pandemic kept a lot of families from traveling over the past year, but we’re beginning to get out and about. Road trips have been a favored option, but air travel is now a possibility again. How can you make the best of air travel with children? Lap infants If your baby is under […]

Independence Holiday Hours

In observance of Independence Day, many MANA Clinics will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021. For unexpected medical needs, MANA Urgent Care on College will have limited hours on Sunday and both locations are open Monday. . Sunday, July 4, 2021 MANA Urgent Care, 1673 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville – Open 7 am to […]

Back to School Wellness Visits

It’s summer at last and you are probably enjoying special times with your kids. You’re hanging out in the shade of a big tree or playing at the water park, having picnics by the lake or reading in a hammock. You might be traveling or experiencing tourist attractions near your home, hiking or biking on […]

Fitting Fast Food into Your Kids’ Healthy Life

Fast food is a fact of modern life. Rushing from one activity to another, picking the quickest and cheapest meal option, or responding to stress — parents are choosing fast food for kids more often than ever. How can you fit fast food into your life without making unhealthy choices for your kids? Is fast […]

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 […]

2021 Back to School Checklist

Your back to school checklist is probably already getting long. Some of these items may be on your list now: Get your school calendar (Fayetteville and Bentonville, for example, have theirs online) Make any scheduling decisions. See the CDC’s tools for making some of these choices. Sign up for extracurricular activities. Arrange after-school childcare. Sort […]