MANA Patient Tools

Our website is designed to be a convenient resource for patients, or potential patients, within the MANA network. Whether you are looking for a new family physician in Northwest Arkansas, or you’re just looking to pay your bills online, our website makes it easy to find the information you need. You can find all kinds […]

Multiple Sclerosis

Most experts consider multiple sclerosis (MS) to be an autoimmune disease. With autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system recognizes naturally occurring proteins, known as antigens, as foreign bodies — not part of the person’s own body. The immune system responds by attacking these proteins, which causes harm to the body. According to the National Multiple […]

Summer Sports Safety

There are always risks involved in playing sports. A sprained ankle or a broken wrist can happen at any time, regardless of the season. However, summer brings more dangers than other seasons, especially when it comes to outdoor sports. Here are some things to think about, and ways to stay safe, while playing sports this […]

Adult Vaccinations

Kids and college students are used to getting vaccinations, and they can’t start back to school without them. Adult vaccinations, though, may not be on your calendar. Here are the vaccines that should be on your radar, at the very least: Flu vaccine will help slow the spread of flu through our communities. Since there […]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Sometimes referred to simply as OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that affects roughly 2.2 million American adults. OCD is sometimes trivialized by people saying, “I’m OCD about…” or, “I’m so OCD!”, but there’s a big difference between people who simply like an orderly desk or a tidy room and someone who […]

Superfoods

What’s a superfood? Broadly speaking, it’s a food with high nutrient density. For example, 100 grams of chia seeds provide 34% of the protein you need in a day, 63% of the calcium, and 43% of the iron. Compare that with salmon, 100 grams of which gives you 42% of the protein you need in […]

Make A Wish

MANA, together with the Make-A-Wish Foundation , has something fun coming up for the month of July!  Members of the MANA team who choose to make a donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation will get to wear whatever they wish on Wednesdays! MANA friends who make a donation will receive a Make-A-Wish paper star to post on […]

ADHD or Spirited Child?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 11% (or 6.4 million) children in the United States were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2011. The number of children diagnosed with ADHD continues to rise. Some people attribute this to an increased awareness, while others blame over diagnosis. This debate has […]

National Blueberry Month

July is National Blueberry Month, and it’s no coincidence that blueberries are abundant and in season this month. Blueberries are nutritious and incredibly tasty, so you should be sure to add plenty to your diet this month. The USDA recommends that both men and women get 2 cups worth of fruit every day, and blueberries […]

Something Biting You?

If you love the outdoors, it’s hard to stay inside when the sun is shining. Summer offers plenty of sunshine, but it also brings clouds of jumping, biting, stinging, swarming bugs. Insects can be irritating and leave bites that bother you for weeks, but bugs can be more than just a nuisance. Mosquitoes, ticks, and […]