Health Insurance Marketplace: Last chance to enroll February 15

MANA physicians and providers are in network with plans available through the Health Insurance Marketplace including: Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield AmBetter QualChoice The deadline to enroll is February 15, 2015. For more information on these plans and to find out if you and your family are eligible, visit Arkansas Health Connector or call 855-283-3483 […]

MRI, X-Ray, and Ultrasound: It’s All about the Energy

There’s only so much your doctor can tell from the outside, so your health care providers may rely on imaging to see more about what’s going on inside your body. There are different kinds of imaging, but they’re all about sending energy into your body to get a better look at what’s happening inside. This […]

Dr. Steven Harms to lecture at Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease

Steven E. Harms, MD, FACR will be lecturing on breast MRI at the 20th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease to be held at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, FL on February 12-15, 2015. Dr. Harms is one of 20 invited speakers who are recognized as international experts in the field of breast cancer diagnosis […]

5 Everyday Habits for Breast Health

You may have annual mammograms and do monthly self-exams, but are you taking the daily steps that really make a difference? It’s easy to think about breast health mostly in terms of cancer treatments and mammograms, both very important things. But research has shown that your daily habits can make a difference in breast health […]

Virus or Bacteria — What’s the Difference?

A germ is a germ is a germ, right? Germs are dirty, they make you sick, and that’s the end of that. Well, that’s not quite true. While viruses and bacteria can both cause infections or illness, they are quite different. If there’s one difference between bacteria and viruses that people know about, it’s that […]

National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month. It may seem as though some National Months are randomly chosen, but there is a very good reason that January is National Blood Donor month. Fewer blood drives are scheduled around the holidays when organizations’ calendars are already full. Travel and bad weather keep even regular donors from making […]

Stay Healthy While Working from Home

Increasingly, people are working remotely. Whether you telecommute, have a home business, or work for a company that offers the option of remote work, you are much more likely to work from home now than since the time before the Industrial Revolution. In fact, depending on your definition, as much as 30% of the U.S. […]

Don’t Give Up on Your Resolutions!

Saturday, January 17th was Ditch Your Resolutions Day. Not because ditching your New Year’s Resolutions is a good thing to do, but because statistically speaking 17 days is about as long as most people stick to their resolutions. If your resolution was worth making, though — if you resolved to quit smoking, to eat more […]

Heart Health for Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your heart healthy. One of the easiest and most important steps women can take is to eat a heart-healthy diet. Talk with your health care provider about your specific needs. In general, however, a healthy […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Some 12 million Americans suffer to some extent from SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, a condition that makes many people feel blue when skies are gray. Actually, some people with SAD experience it in the summer, though winter is the most common time. Either way, it’s a change in mood that predictably comes with the […]