Eat to Avoid Osteoporosis

Don’t smoke, don’t drink too much, exercise regularly — this is good advice, but you’ve heard it all before! This time, it’s important advice for avoiding osteoporosis. Let’s recognize that you know you should do these things, and focus on how to eat to avoid osteoporosis. Why you don’t want osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a condition […]

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 […]

Stroke Recovery

Stroke is the fifth most common cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability, according to the CDC. It’s more common in people who smoke, drink a lot of alcohol, and suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity. It’s less likely for people who exercise regularly […]

Keep Your Baby Safe in Hot Weather

Parents’ fears about extreme weather often focus on tornados or blizzards. In fact, extreme heat is the most dangerous extreme weather event for most children. Babies are more vulnerable to heat than adults and older children. Keeping babies safe in hot weather takes some extra attention.  How hot weather affects babies Babies don’t sweat as […]

The Breast Center Partners with Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks

Friday, April 15, 2022 – The Breast Center, A MANA Clinic, is partnering with the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks to help provide free screening mammograms to women who need them throughout Northwest Arkansas.  The Breast Center has formalized a partnership with the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO) that allows them to […]

Barefoot Kids: Pros and Cons

As the weather warms up, your kids may want to kick off their shoes. In fact, if they’re not going to school, they might not put shoes on for most of the summer. They can play outside and relax inside barefoot and enjoy the freedom. Or should they not go barefoot, for health reasons? Benefits […]

Nurses Appreciation Day

National Nurses Appreciation Day gives us all an opportunity to thank the nurses who make medical care possible.  Different nursing certifications There are different kinds of nurses with different kinds of training, specializations, and qualifications. All of them are highly trained, dedicated professionals. At MANA, we have a number of different kinds of nurses: Licensed […]

4 Surprising Things that Affect Blood Pressure

What affects blood pressure? You may already know that regular exercise and eating right can help keep blood pressure low. You probably realize that smokers are likely to have high blood pressure. But you may not know about some other factors that can affect blood pressure. Here are four items that might surprise you. How […]

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 […]

Understanding Your A1C

360,000 people in Arkansas have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, and another 800,000 have prediabetes. How can you tell if you are in one of these groups? Your A1C score tells you. What’s A1C? A1c stands for hemoglobin A1c, or glycosylated hemoglobin. The A1c test is a simple blood test that measures your […]