Welcome, Holly Rogers!

Holly Rogers, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, has joined the MANA team at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, specializing in Pulmonary Medicine. Nurse Rogers has been serving as a nurse in Northwest Arkansas since 2005. She completed her BS in Nursing at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and took her Master of Nursing at UAMS in Little Rock.  She participated […]

Is Antiperspirant Dangerous?

There has been a lot of debate on the use of antiperspirants and their potential health risks. Some people believe that certain chemicals in antiperspirants, such as aluminum, can accumulate in the body and cause kidney damage or breast cancer over time. However, current research does not support the idea that antiperspirants can cause kidney […]

How Does a Bone Density Scan Feel?

As you get older, your primary care physician will suggest that you have a bone density test, also known as a DEXA scan. This test checks your bones for osteoporosis. Women over 65 should generally get a bone density test every two years. Men over 70 should talk with their doctors about whether they might […]

Mental Health Month

Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas (MANA) is kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month with a message: mental health is an essential part of a person’s whole health. MANA physicians, providers, and nurses across 25 locations are wearing a green lapel pin this month to increase awareness of the importance of mental health as part of […]

MANA Nurses Featured in Our Health Magazine

Several nurses from MANA were featured in the May 2023 issue of Our Health Magazine, a publication of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Karla Johnson, LPN Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, a MANA Clinic Karla Johnson is a licensed practical nurse and Patient Care Manager at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, A MANA Clinic. Karla wanted to become a nurse […]

Poor Sleep Habits Increase Risk of Asthma

Sleep problems tend to go with asthma; patients and doctors alike have known this for some time. New research, however, suggests that poor sleep habits can actually increase the risk of developing asthma.  A large-scale, long-term study examined sleep habits and genetic vulnerability to asthma. Researchers followed 455,405 individuals with high, medium, or low genetic […]

Clarifying Health Effects of Moderate Alcohol Consumption

One of the challenging facts about alcohol consumption is that observational studies find moderate drinkers live longer than heavy drinkers — and also live longer than people who abstain completely.  One possible conclusion was that moderate consumption of alcohol is good for us. Is that true? Another explanation Recent research has noted that studies of […]

Understanding Lupus

Lupus, also known as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects various organs and tissues in the body. An estimated 1.5 million Americans have SLE. Women are affected by this disease nine times as often as men. What is lupus? Lupus occurs when the immune system attacks healthy tissue, mistaking it for […]

Create an Asthma-friendly Environment

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease in which the airways become inflamed, making it hard to breathe. Asthma care can involve a variety of treatments and approaches to managing your condition. Sometimes it is possible to make changes in the environment that help make life easier for people with asthma. Make it a smoke-free zone […]

Understanding Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and is transmitted through contact with infected blood. Hepatitis C is a major public health concern, with an estimated 71 million people living with chronic HCV infection worldwide.  What is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus […]