National Immunization Awareness Month

Finally, it’s time to get back to school! This moment has been long anticipated by children, teachers, and parents alike. With this exciting time approaching, it is vital to assess your family’s immunization records. Talk to your physician and start the school year with confidence! The First Vaccine Invented The first vaccine was created in […]

Children and the COVID-19 Delta Variant

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is now responsible for about 70% of all the cases of COVID-19. It is more contagious than the original virus, and it is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated people. The solution for adults and kids over 12 is easy: get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines protect against the delta variant. Almost everyone […]

World Lung Cancer Day

August 1 is World Lung Cancer Day. With World Lung Cancer Day fast approaching, it’s time to bring awareness to the most frequently diagnosed cancer. According to the World Health Organization, lung cancer contributes to 20% of all cancer related deaths and, in 2020, caused 1.80 million deaths. Smoking accounts for 80% of those deaths, but […]

Understanding Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the uterus. It’s a very common condition, and is not usually associated with cancer.  Fibroids may be so small they can’t be seen with the human eye, or as large as a watermelon. Usually, once they have developed, they will continue to grow. After menopause, however, they […]

MANA Gives Back to Peace at Home

On July 22, 2021, MANA physicians and staff donated $2,300 to the Peace at Home Family Shelter as part of the MANA Giving Program. In addition to the funds, this month’s clinic sponsor, MANA Family Medicine Prairie Grove, donated items the shelter needed. Peace at Home Family Shelter is a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, […]

Safe School Supplies

Safe school supplies are something to think about every year at back to school. It’s always important to make sure that art supplies, writing utensils, and other classroom gear is non-toxic. Non-toxic School Supplies The COVID-19 difference This year, you might want to take an extra step: make sure that your children have their own […]

Mask Up for School

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their recommendations for schools. “The AAP believes that, at this point in the pandemic, given what we know about low rates of in-school transmission when proper prevention measures are used, together with the availability of effective vaccines for those age 12 years and up, that the benefits of […]

5 Ways the Pandemic Has Increased Wellbeing Awareness

The pandemic obviously has not been good for our health. More than 600,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States alone. Some of us have responded to the stress and restrictions of the pandemic with anxiety and questionable health choices, drinking more and gaining weight. Some of us have also skipped regular medical check […]

Screening Mammograms for 40+

New research shows that pre-menopausal women and post-menopausal women alike can benefit from annual screening mammograms. Women who had annual mammograms had diagnoses at earlier stages, regardless of age, compared with women who had mammograms every two or three years.  The Breast Center, along with American College of Radiology (ACR) and the National Comprehensive Cancer […]

MANA to Require COVID-19 Vaccine for Staff

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – On July 13, 2021, MANA physicians voted to require all staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated by September 30, 2021.  As of July 13, 2021, 100% of MANA physicians are fully vaccinated and 83% of employees are fully vaccinated.  Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas (MANA) is an independent, […]