When Should You Talk to a Doctor for Memory Problems?

Maybe you can’t remember the name of that one store that used to be downtown, or you misplace your keys more often than you used to. Forgetfulness isn’t uncommon, and recalling information or retrieving memories may get increasingly difficult as you get older. Dramatic memory loss is not a normal part of aging, however. How […]

10 Things Every Man Should Know for Men’s Health

Men of all ages should think about their health. Risk increases with age for some health problems, but the decisions that you make throughout your life contribute to your health now and in the future. Here are a few things about men’s health that every man should know. Prostate cancer only affects men There’s often […]

Can Your Blood Pressure Be Too Low?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases your risk for health problems including stroke, cardiovascular disease, and myocardial infarction (heart attack). Many people monitor their blood pressure to make sure that it’s not too high, but is it possible for your blood pressure to be too low? What is hypotension? Low blood pressure is often viewed […]

How Much Is Too Much Alcohol?

Excessive alcohol use can lead to various health problems, financial burdens, life problems, and even death. But how much alcohol is too much? The Centers for Disease Control report that 88,000 Americans die each year from excessive alcohol use, losing an average of 30 years of their lives. Many more of us face lesser consequences. […]

The Different Stages of Hypertension

High blood pressure is a common, yet serious, health problem in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one-third of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, and only half of those who have hypertension are managing it properly. Many don’t even realize that they have high blood pressure. Having high […]

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 […]

National HIV Testing Day

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Testing is the only way of knowing whether or not you have HIV. Take the opportunity to learn more about the importance of HIV testing, get tested, and help encourage testing. What is HIV? Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system. HIV destroys CD4 cells – […]

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 […]

Can You Prevent Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can result in serious complications including nerve damage, heart and kidney disease, stroke, blindness, and even death. 1 in 4 of the more than 30 million U.S. adults with diabetes don’t know that they have it. The good news is that there are ways to decrease your risk for […]