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 […]
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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 […]
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: What’s New?
Alzheimer’s Disease affects more than six million Americans, as well as their families and caretakers. Experts at the CDC predict that this number will grow to 14 million by 2060. At this point, there are some treatments that can help with some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, but there is no cure. However, researchers are […]
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Lung cancer causes more deaths in America than any other cancer. Every day, about 433 Americans die of lung cancer. That’s enough people to fill a 747 jet. And yet lung cancer is one of the more preventable cancers. This is why awareness of the risk factors is so important. What causes lung cancer? Smoking. […]
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 […]
Is Soy Good for You?
Soy beans turn up in a lot of processed foods, and also in soy-based foods and drinks like edamame, tofu, and soy milk. Soy is also found in soy sauce, miso, and other flavorings. It’s considered a low-fat, low cholesterol alternatives to animal foods. But is soy good for you? Soybeans provide protein and a […]
5 Top Tips for Bone and Joint Health
Skeletons are showing up as our neighbors decorate for Halloween, but our own skeletons are important all year long. The decisions we make every day affect our bone health, so here are our five top tips for keeping your bones strong and your joints supple! Get your cardio Weight-bearing exercise, like walking, dancing, or playing […]
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. […]
Welcome, Elizabeth Burns, APRN
MANA is delighted to welcome Elizabeth Burns, APRN, to Rheumatology at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic. Nurse Elizabeth Burns completed her BS in Nursing at Arkansas Tech and went on to take a Master of Nursing Science at UAMS in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with Arkansas State Board licensure […]
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 […]