National Cholesterol Education Month

Cholesterol is a substance made in your body by your liver. It helps your body make cell membranes, hormones, and even some vitamins. Your liver makes all the cholesterol you need.  This naturally produced cholesterol is not the only source of cholesterol in your body, however. You also get cholesterol from the food you eat.  […]

FDC Drive-Thru Flu Shots

Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic is offering two drive-thru flu clinics for existing patients on Saturday, September 17th, and Saturday, September 24th. Patients can call (479) 582-7350 to register!  Dates:        Saturday, September 17th                     Saturday, September 24th Location:  Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic         […]

Exercise and Colon Cancer

Exercise is good for you — no surprise there! But there is mounting evidence that exercise can reduce the risk of colon cancer in particular and even help people who have already been diagnosed with this type of cancer. How does exercise affect colon cancer? Regular exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of […]

What Is a Pulmonary Function Test?

A Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), also called a breathing test, is a way of testing how well your lungs work. This testing is a part of diagnosing health conditions involving the lungs.  Health conditions like asthma, COPD, and certain lung infections, such as COVID, may affect your lung function. There are handheld spirometry devices that […]

Life’s Essential 8

For years, the American Heart Association has listed seven essential factors for heart health. This year, they’ve added an eighth: sleep.  There have been other updates, so it’s a good time to review the eight essential elements of good heart health. #1. Eat right Choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, plant-based proteins, and […]

Good News for Lung Cancer Patients

Today is World Lung Cancer Awareness Day, and it is good to be able to report that lung cancer patients are now living longer than ever before. Although there are different survival rates for different kinds of lung cancer, the average rate reported by the American Cancer Society has increased to 26% from 23% just […]

The Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC has endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation of a new vaccine for COVID-19, the Novavax vaccine. Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine is intended for adults 18 years and older. The Novovax vaccine requires two doses, like the Pfizer vaccine. The two doses are given three to eight weeks apart. Novovax is not […]

Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) may not be something you think about often, but it can have some serious consequences. The most important consequence of delayed-onset muscle soreness is a decision to give up exercise.  What is DOMS? If you work out hard one day you might have a little tightness the same day — and […]

Buying Vitamins

Your doctor has told you to take vitamins, or maybe you just have realized that you’re not always making the best nutritional choices. Whatever your reason, you find yourself in the aisle of your local grocery or the sales page at your favorite online shop, trying to choose the best vitamins. Buying vitamins can be […]

Welcome, Dr. Todd Logsdon!

Diagnostic Radiologist Dr. Todd Logsdon is joining MANA Imaging! Dr. Logsdon completed his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He took a Master of Science in Biopharmaceutical Sciences at UAMS in Little Rock and continued his education there with an MD. Logsdon did an internship in […]