Who Is High Risk for COVID-19?

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. COVID-19 can affect anyone, but some people are at a higher risk for complications from the disease than others. It’s important to understand your risk for COVID-19 because people at an increased […]

What is GERD?

Heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD are closely related, but they are all different things. Heartburn is a symptom that can be caused by acid reflux, and acid reflux can progress to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Know the symptoms of GERD, and when to talk to your doctor about acid reflux. What is GERD? Acid reflux, […]

Welcome Nick Hopkins, APRN!

We’re excited to welcome Nick Hopkins, APRN, to the MANA team. Nick joins the mental health professionals at Northwest Arkansas Psychiatry on June 1st, 2020. Nick is an advanced practice registered nurse specializing in psychiatric care and mental health. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Arkansas. Nick then went […]

The Benefits of Dietary Fiber

If you live in the U.S., there’s a good chance that you need to eat more fiber. The average American consumes between 10 and 15 grams of fiber per day, which is about half of the daily recommended amount of fiber for adults. What is dietary fiber? Plants contain a substance called fiber. Dietary fiber, […]

Physical Literacy for Your Kids

Literacy is key for children — but it’s not just about reading any more. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for physical literacy, too.  That means understanding, valuing, and taking responsibility for physical activity throughout life.  It starts with kids. Just about one quarter of American children actually get the amount of physical […]

What Is Proper Hand Washing?

We learn as children to wash our hands every time we go to the bathroom or before we eat, but how often do you skip hand washing? If you do wash your hands every time, do you wash your hands well? A five-second rinse with just water followed by a pat dry on your blue […]

MANA Urgent Care College Open Memorial Day

Sinus infections, sore throats, and stomach bugs still happen on the holidays.  The MANA Urgent Care on College Avenue will be open on May 25, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. And both MANA Urgent Care locations will be open on Saturday and Sunday for your family’s urgent care needs. “We also see lots […]

Tough Talks with Your Kids

Parents know there will be some tough conversations with kids in the future. But that future might be closer than you think. The youngest death from vaping so far was a 15 year old. 15 to 17 year olds are more likely to use e-cigarettes than adults. 7,315 American girls between 10 and 14 years […]

Are You Experiencing Stress?

Everyone experiences stress – but do you know when you’re experiencing stress? Stress is a very normal response to changes in our environment. Stress can be positive (e.g., winning a race, getting a promotion) and even useful in small amounts, but too much negative stress—or feeling stressed for too long—can be bad for your health […]

Welcome Dr. Theodore Hronas!

Theodore Hronas, MD, joins the radiology experts at MANA Imaging on May 18, 2020. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Hronas to the MANA team! Dr. Hronas completed his undergraduate at the University of Tulsa in 1990 before going on to earn his medical degree at UAMS in Little Rock. While studying at UAMS, Dr. […]