Physical Literacy for Your Kids

Literacy is key for children — but it’s not just about reading any more. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for physical literacy, too.  That means understanding, valuing, and taking responsibility for physical activity throughout life.  It starts with kids. Just about one quarter of American children actually get the amount of physical […]

Tough Talks with Your Kids

Parents know there will be some tough conversations with kids in the future. But that future might be closer than you think. The youngest death from vaping so far was a 15 year old. 15 to 17 year olds are more likely to use e-cigarettes than adults. 7,315 American girls between 10 and 14 years […]

Keep Kids Moving while Staying at Home

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. COVID-19 is keeping us at home, but kids still need to get moving every day. In fact, the added stress of living through the pandemic makes it more important to include physical […]

Temporary Clinic Hours

Updated May 18, 2020 MANA clinics are open and here for you. You can rest assured that MANA physicians and staff are taking every precaution to keep our patients safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are following the recommendations of the American Medical Association (AMA), the Center of Disease Control (CDC), and the Occupational […]

Talking with Kids about Coronavirus

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. Chances are good that you are feeling some anxiety right now, and therefore chances are very good that your kids are also experiencing some anxiety. Some of the signs you might be […]

Kids and Coronavirus

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. COVID-19 is a new disease, so we’re learning new things about it every day. One of the areas of uncertainty has to do with children and the coronavirus. Are the symptoms different? […]

CDC Recommends Cloth Face Masks in Public

The CDC is now recommending wearing cloth face masks in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We are asking you to please wear your mask to the clinic if you have an appointment. Mask Wearing 101: Learn more about the types of masks and how to wear one effectively! Learn how to make […]

Parents’ Top Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the new coronavirus, COVID-19, we know parents have a lot of questions about how to keep their children and family healthy and safe. We asked Stacy Furlow, MD, an experienced pediatrician at Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics, to answer your questions. 

NWA Pediatrics No Longer Seeing Walk-Ins

Beginning Monday, March 16, for the safety and well-being of our patients and families, we will no longer be seeing walk-in patients. Please call the clinic for an appointment to be seen:   Fayetteville: (479) 442-7322 Pinnacle Hills: (479) 464-5597   This is a temporary measure to decrease the spread of Coronavirus in our community. We understand this is not […]

Car Seats 101

Arkansas requires car seats for children. Arkansas Code 27-34-104 specifies that children less than 6 years of age and weighing less than 60 pounds are required to use a car seat when riding in a car.  Rear-facing car seats You’ll start your baby in a rear-facing car seat, and you should keep your child in a […]