AMA Sets Urgent Care Standards

The American Medical Association has issued a special report on urgent care facilities, suggesting some new principles for their operation. According to the AMA, urgent care centers must: Help patients who do not have a primary care physician or usual source of care to identify one in the community. Transfer a patient’s medical records to […]

Coping with Nightmare Disorder

Up to 85% of American adults have occasional nightmares, and they are nothing to worry about. When you have frequent nightmares that interfere with your well-being, however, you may be facing nightmare disorder.  This condition affects an estimated 8% of adults. Fortunately, it can be treated. What is nightmare disorder? Someone who has nightmares once […]

Chicken Safety in the Kitchen

Chicken is one of America’s favorite protein foods. From traditional Southern fried chicken to chicken chasseur, chicken feeds most of us several times a week. But chicken is also susceptible to food-borne pathogens. Some of the bacteria that can turn up on your chicken: Escherichia coli (E. coli) Salmonella Staphylococcus aureus Listeria monocytogenes Campylobacter jejuni […]

COVID-19 Vaccines for 12 Years and Up

Children have not gotten the coronavirus as often as adults have, but kids can catch and spread COVID-19. Therefore, as camps and schools reopen, the CDC is recommending that everyone age 12 and up receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The American Academy of Pediatrics makes the same recommendation.  Vaccines have been tested with 12 year olds […]

Children’s Safety Center Charity Gala

The 14th annual Dream Big Charity Gala is coming up on July 16th. This year, it will be a virtual event on Facebook and YouTube. Register and participate in the silent auction beginning on July 13th, at the auction site. Last year, Dr. Koehler of Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics collected $5,000 for the event with his […]

TDAP, DTaP, and TD Vaccines

We’ve been hearing a lot about COVID-19 vaccines, and most of us are aware that kids need vaccines as they grow up. Many of us know that flu vaccines are a must. But there is another group of adult vaccines that are less well understood: TDAP, DTaP, and TD vaccines.  TDAP, DTaP, and TD vaccines […]

Air Travel with Children

The COVID-19 pandemic kept a lot of families from traveling over the past year, but we’re beginning to get out and about. Road trips have been a favored option, but air travel is now a possibility again. How can you make the best of air travel with children? Lap infants If your baby is under […]

Independence Holiday Hours

In observance of Independence Day, many MANA Clinics will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021. For unexpected medical needs, MANA Urgent Care on College will have limited hours on Sunday and both locations are open Monday. . Sunday, July 4, 2021 MANA Urgent Care, 1673 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville – Open 7 am to […]

Back to School Wellness Visits

It’s summer at last and you are probably enjoying special times with your kids. You’re hanging out in the shade of a big tree or playing at the water park, having picnics by the lake or reading in a hammock. You might be traveling or experiencing tourist attractions near your home, hiking or biking on […]

U-pick Safety

Picking your own berries is a beloved tradition for many Northwest Arkansas families. When summer comes around, the whole family heads out to fill pails with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries — and later in the season, you can pick your own peaches, pecans, pumpkins, and more.  The pandemic has made a lot of us more hygiene-minded, […]