Healthy Eating on a Budget

Do you feel like eating healthy is too expensive? You’re not alone! Many of us think of ramen or Hamburger Helper when we want to save money. How can you serve nutritious meals when you’re pinching pennies? First of all, shop the perimeter of the store. Processed foods may seem cheap, but the dollars to […]

Southwest Bentonville Clinic Opening This Fall

MANA Family Medicine Coming to Southwest Bentonville Bentonville, AR – MANA Family Medicine plans to open a 9th location at 701 S.W. Regional Airport Drive in Bentonville on November 1, 2021. Dr. Gregory Henson has joined MANA Medical Associates and will be the primary doctor at the new southwest Bentonville clinic. The new MANA Family […]

Kids’ Mask Worries

We’re heading into another school year in masks, and some parents are worrying that those masks might not be good for their children. How realistic are those concerns? Health consequences of masks Does mask wearing affect children’s physical health? In a word, no. Here are some of the things parents may worry about: Do masks […]

6 Myths about Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month. This is a good time to examine some of the myths that can interfere with healthy aging. Myth #1: There’s no such thing as healthy aging — getting older means getting less healthy. Our bodies change as we get older. Skin loses elasticity, bones become weaker, and the number of […]

COVID-19 Vaccine 3rd Dose

There is a lot of talk about getting a 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. People are wondering if the vaccine they received in March will protect them from the Delta variant that is spreading in Northwest Arkansas and around the world. According to the CDC, the COVID-19 vaccines are working very well at helping protect […]

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It’s a tough topic to think about, but rates of suicide in the U.S. have increased 33% since 1999. One person dies of suicide every 11 minutes, and the number of people who seriously think about, plan, or attempt suicide is even higher. For every one death by suicide, […]

Is the Keto Diet Healthy?

The keto diet is trendy– but is it healthy? What is a keto diet? A keto diet is a diet low in carbs and high in fat. The standard proportions for these macronutrients is 70% fat, 20% protein, and only 10% carbs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend getting 20 to 35% fat, […]

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Season

COVID-19 is not the only virus in town. We’re also seeing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) — in fact, this year many states are seeing more cases, earlier in the year than usual. Respiratory syncytial virus is a common virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. However, it can be serious, especially for babies under 6 […]

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. This is a great time to understand the resources available to you if you suspect you may be at risk for ovarian cancer. It is estimated that approximately 21,410 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2021. Although this type of cancer has a mortality rate of 2.3%, […]

JDRF One Walk Arkansas

The JDRF One Walk is a fundraising event that celebrates the people living with Type 1 Diabetes…and raises money for research and advocacy for the community.  Register for the Arkansas JDRF One Walk. November 14th is the big day, but there are already 10 teams signed up! Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Since 1970, the nonprofit […]