AirPods, Hearing Loss, and Ear Infections

The American Osteopathic Association estimates that 20% of today’s teens will face hearing loss attributable to AirPods. Younger kids who use AirPods are likely to end up with painful ear infections as well.  It’s not just AirPods — and it’s not just kids. Frequent use of earbuds, regardless of brand, closes off the ear canal. […]

Welcome, Dr. Bradley!

Dr. Matt Bradley joins Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics in July 2023. Dr. Bradley earned his BA with Magna Cum Laude Departmental Honors in Biochemistry at the U of A Fayetteville and his MD at UAMS in Little Rock. He completed a pediatric residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  A native of Fayetteville, Dr. Bradley received the Learning […]

WHO Speaks out against Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are part of daily life for many of us, from those packets of Splenda in the coffee shop to diet sodas at the game to keto sweets for dessert. The World Health Organization wants to change that, though. Sugar Alternatives: 5 Options In a recommendation published earlier this month, WHO said that non-nutritive […]

Finishing Up National Bike Month

National Bike Month is ending, but the biking adventure doesn’t need to! National Bike Month, celebrated annually in May, is a time to promote and celebrate the benefits of bicycling. This month-long event encourages people of all ages to hop on their bikes, embrace a healthy and eco-friendly mode of transportation, and enjoy the many […]

Googling Your Prescriptions: Pros and Cons

Should you use search engines before you take medications prescribed for you by your doctor? There are arguments on both sides! 5 reasons not to Google those prescriptions The information you find may not be reliable. Anyone can post information on the web. Some studies have found that as many as half of the top […]

The Hidden Crisis of Loneliness

By Randall Staley, MD Impacting Health, Happiness, and Society Loneliness is a problem for many Americans, affecting not only their physical health and mental well-being but also society as a whole. In our fast-paced and interconnected world, it’s easy to assume loneliness is a rare phenomenon. However, the reality is far from it. Loneliness has […]

Welcome, Holly Rogers!

Holly Rogers, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, has joined the MANA team at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, specializing in Pulmonary Medicine. Nurse Rogers has been serving as a nurse in Northwest Arkansas since 2005. She completed her BS in Nursing at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and took her Master of Nursing at UAMS in Little Rock.  She participated […]

Northwest Arkansas Psychiatry Accepting New Patients

Northwest Arkansas Psychiatry is a mental health clinic, part of the MANA system. The clinic offers a range of services including medication management, therapy, and now TMS for depression, anxiety, and PTSD. What’s TMS? TMS, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, is a non-invasive treatment that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. The […]

Can AI Give You Nutrition Advice?

ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that generates human-sounding language automatically, is the fastest-growing electronic tool in history, with over 100 million users. It can write bad poetry, create good 5th grade essays, and answer search questions as long as you don’t mind getting false answers. Thousands of people find that it’s a useful tool, […]

Teen Action Support Center

The Teen Action and Support Center was nominated as the recipient of the MANA Staff Giving donation for the month of May. Thanks to staff contributions, MANA was able to donate $2,300 to the Arkansas Chapter.  TASC was started in 2004 when a group of community members saw the need for teen support services in […]