Healthy Road Trips

With the holiday season coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about travel and road trips. Maybe you or a loved one will be driving halfway across the country to get home from holiday visits. Maybe travel is on your list of goals for the new year. Either way it’s a good time […]

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, […]

5 Top Tips for Bone and Joint Health

Skeletons are showing up as our neighbors decorate for Halloween, but our own skeletons are important all year long. The decisions we make every day affect our bone health, so here are our five top tips for keeping your bones strong and your joints supple! Get your cardio Weight-bearing exercise, like walking, dancing, or playing […]

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, […]

Back to Work

Many of us think about Back to School at this time of year, but this year a lot of us are also going Back to Work — heading to a workplace after working remotely or perhaps taking some time off. During the pandemic, millions of Americans worked from home — but more than a million workers […]

Treating Sunburn

The best way to handle sunburn is not to get one. Protect yourself from the sun and avoid sunburn in the first place. A quick reminder: Put on broad spectrum sunscreen 30minutes before you go out into the sun and reapply about every two hours. Wear a hat and protective clothing and spend time in […]

Travel Medicine and Health Risks for Travelers

Traveling abroad can be exciting, educational, and lots of fun. The last thing you want is for your trip to be spoiled by a health emergency. You can’t always prevent medical emergencies, but understanding the health risks for travelers can help you plan and prepare to stay healthy and safe. What are some of the […]

7 Myths About the Flu

Some of the things that you hear about influenza virus simply aren’t true. Don’t put your health and your family’s health at risk because of misinformation. Here are some common myths about the flu, and what you need to know to protect against the flu. You only get the flu during flu season Most cases […]

Tips for Better Health Care

People sometimes assume that health care is only as good as the physician providing it. The better your health care provider, the better health care you receive, right? The MANA network has some of the best clinics and doctors in Northwest Arkansas. There are a few things, however, that patients can do to improve the […]

National Heart Health Month

Hearts are a big deal this month. Leading up to Valentine’s Day we will see countless representations of hearts: heart-shaped chocolates, heart-shaped cakes, sugar hearts with phrases of endearment printed on them, we will even see a little winged baby joyfully shooting arrows at hearts. But we shouldn’t just focus on the hearts involved with […]