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, […]

Safety Tips for Non-toy Gifts

December is designated as Toy Safety Month to help us be aware of toy safety as we do our holiday shopping. However, in the 21st century, children receive a lot of gifts that are not toys.  In one survey, 59% of parents said that kids 10 and up no longer need toys. More than half […]

Get Your Flu Vaccine

Flu activity in Arkansas is in the “very high” category, according to the CDC. At 11 out of 13 points, flu is very active across the state. Since October 2, more than 7,000 cases have been reported in the state, but the Health Department points out that many more cases may exist. Not all cases […]

RSV Surge

About two million children get respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) each year in the United States. For most of these children, RSV is just another respiratory illness, like the cold or the flu. For some, however, it is serious. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children. Is It a Cold or […]

MANA Voted the Best of Northwest Arkansas 2022!

Each year, The Best of Northwest Arkansas Reader’s Poll tabulates the votes of thousands of people in Northwest Arkansas. The results show the services that people in Northwest Arkansas love the most.  Each year, MANA clinics show up on this list of winners. Here are the honorees for 2022. WINNER – BEST MEDICAL CLINICS MANA […]

Healthy Habits: Don’t Wait for New Year’s

It is 30 days till New Year’s Day. One month. Are you thinking right now about your New Year’s Resolutions? If so, this might be the year to take action early.  New Year’s Resolutions don’t work… Over half of us don’t keep our New Year’s Resolutions even till the end of January. Just about 9% […]

Resistance Exercise and Weight Loss

Losing just 5% to 10% of your body weight can improve your health if you are overweight. For a 150 pound person, that can be as little as 7.5 pounds. For a 200 pound person, it would be just 10 pounds. But losing weight can be difficult. While there is recent research that challenges some […]

MANA Gives to Sheep Dog Impact Assistance

The Staff Giving Program’s nomination for November is Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, sponsored by MANA Family Medicine Prairie Grove. With the contributions of staff members through the MANA Staff Giving Program, we donated $2,300 to Sheep Dog Impact Assistance. SDIA was founded in 2010 in Rogers, Arkansas, to help assist veterans, law enforcement, fire and rescue, and EMS […]

Plastic in Chewing Gum?

Government figures show that 160.03 million Americans used chewing gum or bubble gum in 2020. That’s slightly less than half of all Americans, and the average gum chewer consumed 300 pieces of gum in one year.  So it might be a surprise that chewing gum contains plastic. The ingredient know as “gum base” in the […]

How Is ADHD Diagnosed?

All kids struggle with paying attention, listening, and following directions from time to time, but for kids with ADHD, the struggles are harder and happen more often. ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and is a medical condition that affects brain development and activity. Because ADHD can affect a child at school, at home, […]