Time for a Pap Test?

A Pap test or Pap smear is a simple test that checks the health of your cervix. It looks for cell changes that can signal future cervical cancers.  Straight Talk about Pap Smears You should begin having annual Pap smears at age 21.  Pap smears over 30 Pap smears should be part of your yearly […]

Bath Time Safety for Kids

More than 43,000 children each year receive medical care for accidents that happen in the bathtub or shower.  Follow these suggestions to keep your child safe.  Falls Falls are the most common injury among children in bathrooms. They are most likely to hurt their faces, and “lacerations” — cuts — are the most common type […]

Dry January

Since 2012, people worldwide have declared Dry January: a month without alcohol. The observation was the brainchild of the British charity Alcohol Change UK, which proposes a month off from alcohol as a way to save money, find out whether you might be drinking too much, and test out a sober lifestyle.  The process is […]

Happy New Year

Some MANA clinics are closing early for New Year’s Eve. All MANA clinics are closed on New Year’s Day.  We look forward to serving you in the New Year!

Healthy Road Trips

With the holiday season coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about travel and road trips. Maybe you or a loved one will be driving halfway across the country to get home from holiday visits. Maybe travel is on your list of goals for the new year. Either way it’s a good time […]

5 Ways to Start the New Year Healthy

You know the song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” with the partridge in the pear tree. But many of us no longer observe the 12 days of Christmas — we’re not even sure when they happen.  The official 12 days of Christmas stretch from Christmas Day to January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany. Traditionally, […]

Exercise Intensity

Experts agree: 150 minutes each week of cardiovascular exercise, plus a couple of sessions of strength training will meet your body’s need for physical activity.  Reaching that point improves your health in a wide range of ways, from increasing heart health and bone health to reducing cancer risks and improving mental health.  But how realistic […]

Osteoporosis Affects Men, Too

Osteoporosis, a disease that causes weakening of the bones, is most common in women than in men. But it can also affect men. In fact, men in their 70s are as likely to have osteoporosis as women in their 50s. As the number of men living into their 70s and beyond increases, osteoporosis is becoming […]

5 Health Benefits of Tai Chi

Is the upcoming New Year the time you take up healthy regular exercise? Or are you looking for a health practice to keep you stress-free and comfortable during the holidays? Tai Chi is an option to consider.  Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that can be done in groups or individually, sitting or […]

Understanding Strep Throat

Respiratory infections like RSV, COVID-19, and the flu are in the headlines right now. But there are other causes of some common symptoms of respiratory infections. Strep throat is one. Strep throat is a respiratory infection of the upper respiratory tract, but it is not caused by a virus. Unlike COVID-19, RSV, and the flu, […]