Meet Dr. Steven Kempson

Dr. Steven Kempson will join MANA on July 6th. Dr. Kempson will be seeing patients at FirstCare Family Doctors South and also at the new clinic, FirstCareFamily Doctors Elkins, which will be opening on the 13th of July. Dr. Kempson joins us from Texarkana, where he served as the Chairman of Family Medicine at Christus […]

FirstCare Family Doctors Elkins Clinic

MANA is pleased to announce a new clinic in Elkins, right near Sonic on Highway 16. The FirstCare Family Doctors Clinic in Elkins will be opening on July 13th, 2015. The new clinic will provide more convenient care for our patients who live to the east of Fayetteville, many of whom now drive into town […]

Improving Lung Health

It’s important to maintain healthy lungs. This isn’t just true for mountaineers and endurance runners. The condition of your lungs determines how well you’re able to breathe. Obviously, breathing well is important, but your lungs do more than just facilitate the breaths that you take. Every cell in your body needs oxygen, and your lungs […]

What it Means to Be “In Shape”

“I need to get in shape.” That’s an incredibly common phrase without a definite meaning. Getting in shape can translate to losing a few pounds, gaining some muscle, improving cardiovascular fitness, or whittling down a marathon time. It might seem like getting in shape is synonymous with getting healthier, but that’s not always the case. […]

Eat Your Vegetables Day

June 17th is Eat Your Vegetables Day! While this day only comes around once a year, eating vegetables should not be an annual occasion. In order to maintain good health and wellness, you must eat your vegetables every day. While everybody knows that it’s important to eat vegetables, not everybody eats as many vegetables as […]

Tips for Choosing a Primary Care Doctor

Primary care physicians help you make healthier life choices, keep track of your health history, identify serious health problems in early stages through regular screenings, and provide an invaluable resource to other doctors in the event of an emergency. But while you may have your mind set on getting a primary care provider, choosing one […]

What’s in Season?

One of the greatest things about summer is the healthy and delicious produce that’s in season. In fact, so many fruits and vegetables are in season that June is designated National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month. In June, you can enjoy your produce with full flavor and the proper pop or crispness that nature intended. […]

Why You Need a Primary Care Doctor

Do you have a primary care physician? If the answer is yes, go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back for making a good and responsible decision. If the answer is no, think about why you don’t have a primary care doctor, and consider the reasons why you need one. Some people don’t […]

Planning a Safe and Active Summer for Your Family

You want your family’s summer to be full of fun, but you want it to be healthy and safe as well. Sticking to air conditioned living rooms is certainly safe, but it’s not very active. On the other hand, running around in the summer sun for hours on end can pose some serious health risks. […]

Health Wearables for Fitness

Health wearables are bringing an unprecedented level of sophistication to fitness regimens everywhere. There was a time when all you could do was check your heart rate with two fingers after a run and estimate the number of calories you burned. However, with wearable technology you can get a full analysis of your workout, or […]