HPV Vaccine

79 million Americans are infected with Human Papillomavirus (HPV). It is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. There are more than 100 different kinds of HPV,  and at least 14 of them can cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. HPV can be transmitted by someone who doesn’t have any […]

Lead Poisoning in Children

Does lead poisoning sound like something people used to worry about in the old days, not a modern concern that modern parents need to consider? Unfortunately, we still need to protect our kids from lead.  Since lead was banned in most products in the U.S., fatal and severe lead poisoning have become very rare in […]

Is Salt Bad for Kids?

Most American children, like American adults, eat more than the recommended amount of salt. Is that something to worry about? Is salt bad for kids? The American Heart Association reports that high levels of sodium in kids’ food can lead to high blood pressure in adulthood. It can also result in a taste for salty […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

MANA Clinics are closed on Thursday, November 26 for our staff members to enjoy the holiday with their families. Urgent Care and Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics’ Acute Care Clinics are open on Friday, November 27. Please see the special hours for each location below.  Thanksgiving hours at MANA clinics: Wednesday, November 25 MANA Family Medicine Thompson […]

Have You Heard of GERD?

GERD, or Gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a chronic condition in which acid from the stomach comes up into the esophagus. You may be familiar with this experience under the name “acid reflux” or “heartburn,” since an estimated 44% of American adults have at least one episode every month. GERD, however, is a chronic disease with […]

Food Safety for Thanksgiving 2020

Food safety is always important, but the holidays add some special factors to the mix. And this year may be more complicated than usual. For one thing, there are people boldly cooking turkeys who aren’t completely sure how to cook hot dogs. Fewer than one-third of millennials are confident in the kitchen, and this year […]

What Keeps You From Getting a Mammogram?

Most women should have an annual mammogram starting at age 40. Almost one third of American women age 40 and over have not had a mammogram in the past two years.  Why not? They think it will hurt Mammography is probably not going to be a relaxing experience, and most women do experience some discomfort. […]

New Sugar Guidance

Guidelines on sugar consumption for American adults have for some years put the upper limit of sugar consumption at 10% of calories. So, if you eat 2,000 calories a day, you should cap sugar at 200 calories’ worth, or about 12 spoonsful a day. Until the news sugar guidance kicks in. New guidelines from the […]

Constipation Relief

Constipation affects 20% of Americans, and can even be associated with anxiety and depression.  Constipation is a condition in which food travels through the digestive system slowly, creating dry stools that are hard to pass.  Holidays and travel can bring on constipation, so here are some recommendations for relief, or even avoiding the problem altogether. […]

MANA Charity of the Month: Yvonne Richardson Community Center

In October, Millennium Chiropractic Sports Medicine and Rehab sponsored a donation on behalf of the MANA Staff Giving Program for $2,000 to the Yvonne Richardson Community Center (YRCC) in Fayetteville, Arkansas.   Established in 1996, the YRCC was named in memoriam of former Arkansas Razorbacks Basketball Coach Nolan Richardson’s daughter, Yvonne. Yvonne left the physical earth […]