Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Risk

Parkinson’s disease is a lifelong, progressive condition that develops when the brain stops making dopamine, a natural chemical involved with controlling our body’s movements. It is classified as a movement disease, because it affects mobility with tremors, stiffness, and balance problems. It can also show other symptoms that are not associated with movement, such as […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a predictable change in mood that comes with the change of seasons, usually hitting people in the fall. Some 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with this condition, and many more probably experience it without a diagnosis.  Sings of SAD include feelings of depression, cravings for comfort foods which […]

Welcome, Dr. Tandon!

Dr. Anamika Tandon joins Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic in the field of Internal Medicine. Dr. Tandon will provide primary care to men and women at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic.  Dr. Tandon has been in private practice and in hospitals and practiced internal medicine, in Arkansas and in Iowa. She has presented papers on topics relating to complex […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Annual Wellness Exam: 5 Reasons

If you aren’t sick, you don’t need to go to the doctor — right? Actually, that’s not true. A healthy person should still see a doctor once a year. Here are five reasons it’s important to have an annual wellness exam, even if you feel fine. Make sure you’re as healthy as you think There […]

FDC Welcomes Kimberly Powell, APRN!

Kimberly Powell, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse will join Internal Medicine at Fayetteville Diagnostic this week. Nurse Practitioner Powell has spent more than a decade in healthcare as a Registered Nurse, working in progressive cardiac care, medical-surgical care, urgent care, and primary care.  She completed her undergraduate studies in Nursing at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, […]