Helping Kids Listen: 5 Essential Tips

It’s one of the most common complaints from parents: their kids don’t listen to them. If you have to repeat what you say multiple times before your child pays attention, your frustration can lead to anger. Helping kids listen can reduce stress and conflict. What do you mean by “listen”? When parents say their kids […]

Holiday Hours

  All clinics will be closed Thursday, November 25, Saturday, December 25, and Saturday, January 1.  Please look below for special hours during the holiday season.  MANA Urgent Care MANA Family Medicine   MANA Clinics  

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids!

The American Academy of Pediatrics is working to get kids 5 and up vaccinated against COVID-19.  Where can my child get the COVID-19 vaccine? Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics and most MANA Family Medicine locations are offering the lower dose vaccine for established patients age 5-11 and the vaccine for age 12-18 by appointment. Learn more Clinic […]


Biting is a common childhood behavior. It’s upsetting for adults and children alike, but the American Psychological Association says that nearly half of all children in child care have been bitten at some point.   What if your child is biting? Respond immediately If your child bites another child, pay attention first to the child […]

Safe Trick or Treat

While the Centers for Disease Control advised canceling Trick or Treat in 2020, this year their recommendation is to stay outdoors and avoid crowds. CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky advises parents to take kids trick or treating in small groups and to skip crowded indoor parties. If you’re fully vaccinated, you don’t need to wear […]

Understanding Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox used to be a common childhood disease; more than 95% of American adults have had it. In the early 1990s, four million people got this disease every year. Since the vaccine against chickenpox was introduced in 1995, fewer children are getting it.  Chicken pox is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. […]

Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics: Flu Vaccine Appointments

By Appointment Only  Flu clinics will be by appointment only and staffed by our pediatric nurses.  What to Expect Call (479) 442-7322 to request an appointment for your child at one of the flu clinic times listed below. Flu shots are available and covered by most insurance plans, Medicaid, ARKids B, and self-pay. Flu mist is […]

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Season

COVID-19 is not the only virus in town. We’re also seeing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) — in fact, this year many states are seeing more cases, earlier in the year than usual. Respiratory syncytial virus is a common virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. However, it can be serious, especially for babies under 6 […]

JDRF One Walk Arkansas

The JDRF One Walk is a fundraising event that celebrates the people living with Type 1 Diabetes…and raises money for research and advocacy for the community.  Register for the Arkansas JDRF One Walk. November 14th is the big day, but there are already 10 teams signed up! Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Since 1970, the nonprofit […]

No-Nuts Classrooms? Help with Kids’ Lunches

Getting ready for back to school? If your child carries lunch, you need to come up with five days a week worth of healthy lunches that will stay fresh in a locker, and which your kids will actually eat.  For a lot of kids, the obvious answer is peanut butter on whole wheat bread. It’s […]