Is Chocolate Good for Your Health?

Coffee, tea, and chocolate — the top hot drinks that keep us cozy in winter. We dug into the research on coffee and tea and learned that both of these plant-based drinks have some health benefits, as long as you don’t load them up with sugar and fat. Is coffee good for you? Is tea […]

The COVID-19 Quarantine Timeline

If you are exposed to COVID-19, you must quarantine. Kathy Jones Moore asked us some important questions about this quarantine: Here’s the confusing part…when does the quarantine start? When the person you were exposed to started showing symptoms? When you yourself start showing symptoms? What if you don’t show symptoms, but are in a house […]

Getting Ready for Kids’ Sports

Local schools’ plans may be up in the air for 2021, but the American Academy of Pediatrics has some suggestions for kids’ sports this season.  Wear masks We’re still learning more about COVID-19 all the time. At one point, there was uncertainty about wearing face coverings while exercising. However, the AAP now recommends masks for […]

The Quest for Healthy Snacks

Research and sales data agree: we’re snacking a lot more during the pandemic. At the same time, we want to eat healthy and support our immune systems. One result is the search for healthy snacks.  You might think that it wouldn’t be much of a search. We all know that a sliced apple, celery with […]

Enjoy the Festival of Sleep

January 3 is a little known holiday, the Festival of Sleep. Today, as you recover from New Year’s Eve and plan your New Year Resolutions, consider celebrating the Festival of Sleep. Sleep in (a little) Adults need seven to nine hours of sleep, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. During the pandemic, a […]

Happy New Year!

We wish you a safe and 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! December 31, 2020 MANA Family Medicine Har-Ber – Closing at 12:00 pm MANA Family Medicine Springdale – […]

Is Tea Good for Your Health?

We’ve explored whether coffee is good for your health, but what about tea? The United States drinks more coffee than tea, but we drink a lot of tea. Americans drank 3.8 billion gallons in 2019, about 80% of it iced. Half of all American kitchens contain tea, and 87% of millennials call themselves tea drinkers. […]

How to Quarantine with Kids

Your small child is healthy and attending daycare — and then you get word that she has been exposed to COVID-19 and must quarantine. Now what? How do you quarantine with kids? First, let’s be realistic. You can’t send your infant or toddler to his room for 14 days and keep him out of touch […]

Women, Give Yourselves a Gift of Health

The holidays may have been a bit different this year, but you can still give yourself the gift of better health.  Here are some things you can do that will make a big difference in your well-being. Schedule your well woman visit Has it been a while since you last visited your primary health care […]

5 Things You Should Know about the Coronavirus Vaccine

The coronavirus vaccine has been approved, and it may be available to the general public within the next few months. The Arkansas plan will begin with vaccines for healthcare workers, first responders, and essential leaders in the government. Next will come people at higher risk, including the elderly, poultry plant workers, school employees, and workers […]