Time for a Pap Test?

A Pap test or Pap smear is a simple test that checks the health of your cervix. It looks for cell changes that can signal future cervical cancers.  Straight Talk about Pap Smears You should begin having annual Pap smears at age 21.  Pap smears over 30 Pap smears should be part of your yearly […]

MANA Voted the Best of Northwest Arkansas 2022!

Each year, The Best of Northwest Arkansas Reader’s Poll tabulates the votes of thousands of people in Northwest Arkansas. The results show the services that people in Northwest Arkansas love the most.  Each year, MANA clinics show up on this list of winners. Here are the honorees for 2022. WINNER – BEST MEDICAL CLINICS MANA […]

Is Soy Good for You?

Soy beans turn up in a lot of processed foods, and also in soy-based foods and drinks like edamame, tofu, and soy milk. Soy is also found in soy sauce, miso, and other flavorings. It’s considered a low-fat, low cholesterol alternatives to animal foods. But is soy good for you? Soybeans provide protein and a […]

Ovarian Cancer Myths

Ovarian cancer is expected to affect almost 20,000 American women this year. It is the most deadly reproductive cancer and the fifth most common cause of death from cancer in women. Yet many women don’t know the basic information about this type of cancer. Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Take the quiz to see how much […]

Family Health History for Well Woman Visits

Women should schedule a well woman visit each year. At well woman visits, you’ll have a physical exam checking basics like your weight, blood pressure, and health history. You’ll have a pelvic exam and a clinical breast exam. You’ll also be asked about your family health history. Prepare for those family health history questions ahead […]

Did TikTok Tell You You’re Depressed?

About 7% of American adults suffer from depression, and 18% from anxiety, according to a research paper from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. If you watch a few #sad or #depressed videos on TikTok, though, the platform may serve up nearly 100% sad content for you. What you watch, share, like, and follow […]

MANA Gives Back to Loving Choices

On March 29, 2022, MANA physicians and staff donated $2,300 to Loving Choices as part of the MANA Giving Program. This month’s clinic sponsor, Renaissance Women’s Health, presented the check to Dana Schwiethale, Executive Director at Loving Choices.  Loving Choices is a pregnancy resource center that helps girls and women in crisis pregnancies. They provide free and […]

Menopause Awareness Month

October is Menopause Awareness Month. Since 2009, this month has been an opportunity to raise awareness of menopause and related health issues.  Here are some things you might not know about menopause. You don’t have to accept discomfort Some women know they’re in perimenopause or menopause only because they have irregular periods and then their […]

Coping with Perimenopause

Perimenopause is the transition from your childbearing years into menopause, which officially begins 12 months after your final menstrual period.  Perimenopause can be a different experience for every woman. It may begin as early as 10 years before menopause. During this time hormones decrease especially estrogen.  One effect of the decrease in estrogen is the […]

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. This is a great time to understand the resources available to you if you suspect you may be at risk for ovarian cancer. It is estimated that approximately 21,410 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2021. Although this type of cancer has a mortality rate of 2.3%, […]