Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month! Awareness saves lives, so now’s the time to learn about this disease. There are some risk factors that cannot be controlled, such as age, ethnicity, and heredity. But there are also factors that can be controlled. In fact, the American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that we could cut […]

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. More than 5.4 million Americans live with this disease, and when caregivers are included, some 15 million people are affected by the disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Dementia is a disease that affects memory, thinking and behavior in ways that interfere with daily life. While […]

National Healthy Skin Month

November is National Healthy Skin Month! You might not always think about it this way, but your skin is the largest organ of your body. The health of your skin can reflect your general health, but there are also skin-specific concerns that might turn up for any member of the family. As the weather gets […]

National Radiologic Technology Week

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the X-ray on Nov. 8, 1895.  Naturally, the week containing that important date is the time to celebrate Radiologic technologists, or RTs. MANA’s Imaging and MRI services are worth celebrating. We have the only 3T MRI in Northwest Arkansas, Low Radiation Dose CT, an accredited breast MRI facility, and the best […]

Flu Alert!

Do you hear people say, “Oh, it’s just the flu”? That makes flu sound harmless — but sometimes it isn’t. Flu is short for “influenza.” It’s a contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. Flu is seasonal, but each flu season may bring a different variety of the flu. We can’t know ahead of time […]

Healthy Alternatives for Halloween Treats

A terrific Halloween treat is sweet or salty, fun, and a little bit spooky. That doesn’t mean you have to choose between doughnuts and candy corn. Consider these fun ideas: For trick or treaters, think about small boxes of raisins, lunchbox-ready containers of mandarin orange slices, or packets of microwave popcorn. Individual packets of pumpkin […]

The Facts about Ebola

On September 30th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the first confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States in a person who traveled from West Africa. The recent news of Ebola entering the United States has understandably raised fears in many.  Ebola, although a serious virus, is not highly contagious. […]

Respiratory Care Week

Respiratory Care Week is a special week to honor Respiratory Care Therapists — RTs — and to think about respiratory health. RTs work with people who suffer from asthma and other respiratory conditions. They administer breathing treatments and educate patients on lung health, as well as working alongside other health professionals to improve their patients’ […]

Getting Your Family Ready for Flu Season

Flu Season typically starts in October and lasts through March. The flu vaccine takes two weeks to be effective from the time of administration, so now is the time to get your vaccine! Here are three simple actions to fight the flu: Take the time to get the flu vaccine. The CDC recommends a yearly […]

Health Literacy Month Ideas

October is Health Literacy Month. Health literacy is understanding health information and being able to take action on it. The better we understand health information, the better we can take action on it. Looking for health information is one of the things people do most often on the internet. But sometimes surfing the web leads […]