National Radiologic Technology Week

Radiologic Technology, or Rad Tech as it is fondly known, is a vital part of health care. National Radiologic Technology Week is a time to celebrate radiologic technologists across the nation. Radiology technologists perform the imaging procedures to help your doctor see inside your body.  The first X-ray was taken by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, a […]

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids!

The American Academy of Pediatrics is working to get kids 5 and up vaccinated against COVID-19.  Where can my child get the COVID-19 vaccine? Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics and most MANA Family Medicine locations are offering the lower dose vaccine for established patients age 5-11 and the vaccine for age 12-18 by appointment. Learn more Clinic […]

APRN Appreciation Week

November is finally here and there are so many things to be grateful for! In fact, there is a week dedicated to a special group of people who work all hours, are driven by empathy, and are the backbone of medical care. November 7th through the 13th marks Advanced Practice Registered Nurse week. What is […]

Preventing Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and for 2021 the emphasis is on preventing diabetes. According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 34.2 million Americans have diabetes and 88 million American adults have prediabetes. That adds up to one third of American adults.  And most of them don’t know that they have diabetes or prediabetes.  […]

MANA Lung Cancer Screening

MANA Imaging is the only American College of Radiology Accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center in the state of Arkansas. You may be eligible for a free lung cancer screening from MANA Imaging. People who are at a high risk for lung cancer can request a free lung cancer screening. Characteristics of high risk individuals: Over […]

COPD Awareness Month

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, makes breathing difficult for 16 million Americans. COPD is a progressive, chronic lung condition that can include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is the #3 cause of death in the United States. What is COPD? Smoking is the most common cause of COPD. About 75% of people diagnosed with […]

7 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Some 5.8 million Americans suffer from this form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder, but 80% of respondents to a recent survey believed that dementia is a normal part of aging. That makes it easy to overlook the early signs. How can you tell if a […]

Biting

Biting is a common childhood behavior. It’s upsetting for adults and children alike, but the American Psychological Association says that nearly half of all children in child care have been bitten at some point.   What if your child is biting? Respond immediately If your child bites another child, pay attention first to the child […]

Chiropractic Health Month: Keep Moving!

For Chiropractic Health Month 2021, the watchword is Keep Moving! Get moving  A poll conducted by the American Chiropractic Association in 2020 found that musculoskeletal issues have increased among people who were staying at home more because of the pandemic. 90% of respondents had seen this among their patients.  A review of wearables like Fitbit […]

COVID-19 Booster Shots

Updated November 16,2021 If you’re fully vaccinated, should you plan to get a COVID-19 booster shot? In Arkansas, booster shots are now available for anyone age 18+. The FDA recommends booster shots for people who have received the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Jannsen COVID-19 vaccine. Eligible individuals may choose which booster shot they take, […]