Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness This Summer

People tend to eat more meals outdoors during the warm summer months. Preparing, storing, and cooking food can be challenging without the conveniences of a kitchen, however. It also increases the risk for foodborne illnesses. Roughly 48 million Americans get sick from eating contaminated food each year. Most foodborne illnesses are short-lived, but they can […]

10 Things Every Man Should Know for Men’s Health

Men of all ages should think about their health. Risk increases with age for some health problems, but the decisions that you make throughout your life contribute to your health now and in the future. Here are a few things about men’s health that every man should know. Prostate cancer only affects men There’s often […]

Can You Ditch Your Sleep Schedule in the Summer?

Summertime disrupts routines and sleep schedules for many families. Children no longer have to wake up early and get ready for school each day. The sun lingers in the sky much later into the evening, and it can be difficult to stick to that 8:30 bedtime when it’s still bright outside. College students may find […]

10 Fast Facts for World No Tobacco Day

The World Health Organization has sponsored World No Tobacco Day since 1987. While the number of people who smoke cigarettes and use tobacco is decreasing, cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. There are still 34 million American adults who still choose to smoke. Here are ten […]

Can You Cure Arthritis?

The Arthritis Foundation estimates that more than 50 million American adults, and 300,000 children, have arthritis. The word “arthritis” refers to more than 100 different joint diseases and conditions, and it’s a leading cause of disability in the United States. There’s no cure for most types of arthritis. You can manage the symptoms of arthritis, […]

Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic Welcomes Shelby Cochran, APRN

Shelby Cochran went to Wichita Falls, Texas, for her Master of Science in Nursing after obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Now she has returned to Fayetteville and joins the staff of Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic in Gastroenterology. Shelby lives with her husband and their two dogs. She likes […]

Can Your Blood Pressure Be Too Low?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases your risk for health problems including stroke, cardiovascular disease, and myocardial infarction (heart attack). Many people monitor their blood pressure to make sure that it’s not too high, but is it possible for your blood pressure to be too low? What is hypotension? Low blood pressure is often viewed […]

Recognizing Asthma Signs and Symptoms in Adults

You can develop asthma as an adult or a child. Adults don’t always recognize their asthma signs and symptoms, however. One of the reasons that it’s difficult to identify asthma in adults is because people tend to think of asthma as a childhood disease. Asthma at any age can be dangerous. Make sure you realize […]