Insomnia is a widespread problem nowadays and suggestions for getting more and better sleep abound. One new idea is sleep-inducing foods, like Sweet Dreams cereal, that are supposed to increase melatonin production. Can bedtime snacks help you sleep? The makers of Sweet Dreams cereal describe it as “part of a healthy sleep routine.” A healthy […]
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New FDA Rules on Mammograms
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated regulations on mammograms this month. The new rules are part of the Mammography Quality Standards Act. Some of the new rules upgrade standards for certification for clinics, calling for things like referrals to healthcare providers for self-referred patients and tight standards for avoiding lost reports. The change that […]
Between 10 and 25% of Americans have bunions, and up to one-third of adults in the U.S. will experience them during their lifetimes. The medical term is hallux valgus, but by any name, they can be painful and make it hard to walk. What are bunions? A bunion is a bony, painful lump that forms […]
Primary Care Doctors: Does Gender Matter?
Finding a doctor to serve as your primary care physician, or PCP, is an important step on your health and wellness journey. But does it matter whether your doctor is a man or a woman? Personal preference Polls show that most people don’t care whether their doctor is the same gender as they are. A […]
World Sleep Day
World Sleep Day is an annual event that takes place on the Friday before the Spring Equinox every year. It was established in 2008 as a way to raise awareness about the importance of sleep, and to celebrate its vital role in our lives. The theme of this year’s World Sleep Day is “Sleep is […]
Microwave Safety for Kids
Kids can have a hot snack after school or even get their own dinners if they know how to use a microwave. For many kids, it’s an easier way of cooking that doesn’t involve open flames or hot surfaces. But a recent study from the University of Chicago Medicine found that a third of all […]
MANA Doctors Featured in Our Health
Several MANA doctors are featured in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Our Health magazine in the March 2023 “Top Doctors” issue. Dr. Kelly Pierce, a breast radiologist at The Breast Center, a MANA Clinic, is featured on the cover. On page 12, you will find the article that includes several MANA doctors. Angela Curry, MD, Gynecology, […]
Is Your Well Water Safe?
About 15% of Americans get their drinking water from private wells. Is this water safe? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends testing well water at least once a year. Private wells are not regulated by government agencies. The owners of the wells are responsible for the safety of their water. Sometimes the water might be […]
The Portfolio Diet: Is It a Good Investment?
The Portfolio Diet is a new diet designed to help lower cholesterol. With the Portfolio Diet, you invest in your health by adding healthy eating patterns to your portfolio, rather than focusing on what kinds of food you should avoid. So should you invest in the Portfolio Diet? Is the Portfolio Diet healthy? On the […]
Foot Odor and Health
Smelly feet can be embarrassing or unpleasant, but what about foot odor and health? Are stinky feet a sign of illness or a dangerous condition? Smelly feet are common; the condition even has its own medical name: bromodosis. So if you have this condition, should you feel worried? First, the good news: stinky feet are […]