5 Fast Arthritis Facts

Arthritis is a very common condition, but it’s often misunderstood. Here are a few arthritis facts to help you understand what arthritis is, and when you should talk to a doctor for joint pain. Arthritis is a general term Arthritis does not refer to a specific disease. There are more than 100 different types of […]

Can You Prevent Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer – cancer that occurs in the rectum or colon – is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. This is especially troubling because colorectal cancer is highly preventable; it’s one of the most preventable cancers. You can’t prevent colorectal cancer entirely, but screening can significantly decrease your risk for […]

Cleaning Products and Lung Damage

You may already know that indoor air quality is typically much lower than the quality of air outdoors. Various pollutants contribute to poor indoor air quality: mold, bacteria, pet dander, chemicals, and even gases. Low air quality creates a pulmonary health risk. Keeping your home clean by vacuuming, dusting, washing linens, and changing air filters […]

GI Health Checklist

Managing some aspects of your health are more obvious than others. If you want to keep your lungs healthy, you don’t smoke or vape. If you want to improve heart health you get your minimum of 30 minutes of exercise every day. But how do you improve GI health? Identify foods that cause digestive problems. […]

Are Diet Sodas Healthy?

Many people drink diet sodas to help with weight loss, to keep weight off, or simply because they think that diet sodas are healthy. Some prefer the taste of diet sodas, and the fact that they’re devoid of calories and sugar is just an added bonus. Are diet sodas healthy, guilt-free indulgences, or could it […]

The Patient Benefits of a Group Practice

Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas is a group of local independent physicians focused on providing the best medical care in Northwest Arkansas. MANA physicians and clinics have been providing quality health care in Northwest Arkansas for over 50 years. MANA doctors are independent physicians who generally work together in group practices of physicians and advanced […]

Where Do You Go for Health Information?

What do you do if you start feeling ill, or if you start having unusual symptoms? Do you search your symptoms online? Do you ask for opinions on social media? Technology makes it easy to find health information these days, but the information you can find online isn’t always reliable. Talk to your doctor when […]

National Peanut Butter Day

Peanut butter is a fun food — and nutritious to boot. It deserves its own national observance day. Two tablespoons of peanut butter provide 8 grams of protein and 1.9 grams of fiber. It has 10% of your daily requirement of Vitamin B-6 and 12% of Magnesium. Peanut butter is high in fat — 16 […]

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 […]

Is It Safe to Eat Raw Dough?

Maybe you’ve had plenty of experience eating raw dough — a taste of cookie dough, a smidgen of unbaked pie crust, or a fingerful of cake batter. You’ve been eating it your entire life, and you’ve never been sick from it. You let your children eat raw dough and they haven’t gotten sick either. This […]