When Should You Begin Colon Cancer Screenings?

The American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer screening beginning at age 45.  Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of death from cancer (when data on men and women are combined).  But regular testing is one of the most effective ways to prevent colorectal cancer. […]

Understanding Your Health Metrics

How healthy are you? Whether you rely on your doctor to measure them for you, use an app, or get your results at work, you might have quite a collection of measurements of your health. But what do these health metrics mean? Here are a few of the most commonly tracked health metrics. Weight More […]

Choose Your MRI Facility

When your doctor recommends MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), you might be referred to a hospital where he or she is affiliated. This MRI facility might not be the best choice for you — or even your doctor’s top choice. You don’t have to follow that recommendation. Many patients do not realize they can choose where […]

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 […]

Smoking & COVID-19: Another Reason Not to Smoke

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. The CDC estimates that 34.2 million U.S. adults currently smoke cigarettes. That’s over 32 million Americans who are at an increased risk for premature death — smoking kills. Smoking also increases your […]

Things You Might Not Know (And Some That You Most Definitely Do) About Lung Cancer

It’s common knowledge that cigarettes are bad for you; they are the leading cause of lung cancer and they lower your cardiovascular health, respiratory health, and your overall quality of life. However, people still smoke cigarettes and are still being diagnosed with lung cancer in large numbers. This means that it’s still necessary to share […]

The December issue of Citiscapes Magazine always shares the winners of the “Best of” votes, highlighting the best and brightest of Northwest Arkansas. MANA is listed among the Best of Northwest Arkansas 2019! MANA won “Best Medical Clinic” in Northwest Arkansas for the 13th consecutive year!  NWA Pediatrics was named “Best Pediatric Clinic” Fayetteville Diagnostic […]

Keeping Track of Your Imaging History

Certain types of medical imaging expose patients to ionizing radiation. Radiologists use the smallest amounts of radiation possible, and the benefits of medical imaging usually outweigh the risks of not getting the procedure. Still, radiation exposure during CT scans and other medical imaging procedures is a concern for some patients. Keeping track of your medical […]

7 Hot Tips for Digestive Health

Your digestive system breaks down the foods and beverages that you consume. This is how your body gets the nutrients it needs to function properly each day. Sometimes lifestyle choices, including what we eat or drink, causes problems for our digestive tract (gastrointestinal, or GI tract). Sometimes an underlying health issue prevents the GI tract […]

Can You Rely on Home Remedies for Breathing Problems?

It’s normal to feel breathless or winded from physical exertion. Physical activity and exercise will take your breath away. Even carrying heavy objects or climbing a few flights of stairs can leave you trying to catch your breath. It isn’t normal, however, to have difficulty breathing while you’re physically inactive. Talk to a doctor before […]

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