Take Charge of Your Health

The last few years has taken its toll on everyone’s health, physical and mental. Many of us have developed unhealthy habits, experienced health issues, and dealt with anxiety and added stress. However, it doesn’t have to be this way! MANA encourages you to take charge of your health by scheduling an annual wellness visit. There […]

Hiking with Children

Spring is in the air, and Northwest Arkansas is calling us all to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty. It’s a perfect opportunity to take your family hiking. Short family hikes There are plenty of easy family hikes in Northwest Arkansas. Here are some of our favorites: Tanyard Creek Loop in Bella Vista Crystal […]

Welcome, Dr. Whitney Alexander!

We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Whitney Alexander to the MANA family! She has joined Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics and will be seeing children at the Fayetteville and the Pinnacle Hills locations. Dr. Alexander is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics is a wonderful clinic with great doctors,” said […]

Keeping Kids Active

Kids need to be active for at least 60 minutes every day, for their physical and mental health. There are lots of great ways to make this part of your family routine, but sometimes that’s not the perfect option. How can you help keep kids active outside of family fun time? School activities Physical education […]

Video Game Addiction

Addiction to video games has been officially listed as a disease in the 11th edition of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.  While parents have long been concerned about excessive gaming among kids, this is the first time that video game addiction has been officially recognized. Is it Video Game Addiction? […]

Arkansas National Guard Arrives at MANA Clinics

On Monday, January 10, 2022, four members of the Arkansas National Guard arrived at MANA Medical Associates in Fayetteville to aid with COVID testing and screening. The National Guard members will be at several of MANA’s clinics including Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics in Fayetteville, Family Medicine South in Fayetteville, and at two Urgent Care locations in […]

Bedtime Snacks for Kids

A snack before bed can help kids sleep and round out the day’s nutrition — or it can keep them awake and lead to unhealthy eating habits. It all depends what that bedtime snack is.  Sleep on an empty stomach You may have heard that it’s best to go to sleep on an empty stomach. […]

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 […]

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 […]