Hunter Safety

Hunter safety should be top of mind during hunting season. It might not be, if your mind is on the thrill of the chase, the beauty of nature, or the tasty food you plan to rustle up with your catches.  But hunter safety depends on preparation. Read through the information below and make sure you […]

Cervical Cancer Prevention

The American Cancer Society predicts that 2021 will bring approximately 14,480 new cases of invasive cervical cancer, and that approximately 4,290 women will die from cervical cancer this year. Cervical cancer used to be the most common cause of cancer death among women in the United States, but things have changed. When cervical cancer is caught […]

New Varieties of COVID-19

There are at least four new variants of COVID-19. What does that mean? Mutations Living things change through mutations in their DNA. Just what is a mutation? For a lot of us, the word brings up memories of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who changed from little turtles into sentient, talking, pizza-loving teenage bipedal superheroes through […]

New Sugar Guidance

Guidelines on sugar consumption for American adults have for some years put the upper limit of sugar consumption at 10% of calories. So, if you eat 2,000 calories a day, you should cap sugar at 200 calories’ worth, or about 12 spoonsful a day. Until the new sugar guidance came along. New guidelines from the […]

A Healthy Thanksgiving for Kids

Plenty of adults are branching out into healthier dishes for Thanksgiving. Quinoa-stuffed squash and radicchio salad make great foils for turkey on a grown up table. But what about the kids? How can you present healthy options that younger kids will eat? Thanksgiving’s natural healthy foods Roast turkey is a lean, healthy source of protein. […]

Physical Literacy for Your Kids

Literacy is key for children — but it’s not just about reading any more. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for physical literacy, too.  That means understanding, valuing, and taking responsibility for physical activity throughout life.  It starts with kids. Just about one quarter of American children actually get the amount of physical […]

Tough Talks with Your Kids

Parents know there will be some tough conversations with kids in the future. But that future might be closer than you think. The youngest death from vaping so far was a 15 year old. 15 to 17 year olds are more likely to use e-cigarettes than adults. 7,315 American girls between 10 and 14 years […]

Parents’ Top Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the new coronavirus, COVID-19, we know parents have a lot of questions about how to keep their children and family healthy and safe. We asked Stacy Furlow, MD, an experienced pediatrician at Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics, to answer your questions. 

9 Reasons to Visit MANA Urgent Care

Urgent care clinics offer fast and convenient medical care, and at much a lower cost than an emergency room visit. MANA Urgent Care does not charge urgent care fees; your copay and fees are the same that you pay at your primary care provider. Sometimes people aren’t sure whether to head to the emergency room, […]

New Guidelines on Autism from AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidance on autism for the first time since 2007. The biggest changes are a call for early treatment and recommendations that doctors include check ups for developmental delays at every well-child visit for all children. What is autism? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a category of neurodevelopmental […]

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