What Is Internal Medicine?

Do you need to see an Internal Medicine doctor? You may need exactly that and not realize it. The definition of Internal Medicine is a medical specialty centering on adult medicine only. Doctors specializing in this field complete undergraduate degrees and their M.D. degrees. Then they complete a three-year residency in Internal Medicine. At this […]

Popular CPAP and BiPAP Home Ventilators Recalled

Phillips Respironics has announced a voluntary recall of millions of their respiratory care devices. A Note from Dr. Michael Eckles Michael Eckles, MD, FCCP Sleep Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, A MANA Clinic As many of you are aware, Phillips Respironics has issued an international recall on multiple devices they manufacture for respiratory […]

Get to Know Your Gallbladder

The names of organs can be complicated and mysterious. You might never have heard of the Popliteal fossa or the Malpighian corpuscle, and you might be tempted to look on a map for the islets of Langerhans. The gallbladder, on the other hand, has a very straightforward name.  It’s a bladder, or a sack, that stores […]

Get to Know Your Prostate

For men’s health month, get to know your prostate! Prostates are a focus of Men’s Health Month because they are an organ that only men have. Your prostate is a gland situated between the penis and the bladder. It produces fluid that mixes with sperm to make seminal fluid. The prostate is normally the size […]

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

40 million Americans suffer from migraines. It is the most common and the most debilitating neurological disorder. But half of the people who have migraines don’t see a doctor for help. One reason is the stigma associated with migraines. June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. This is a great time to think about whether […]

Healthy BBQ Options

Barbecue is basic in Northwest Arkansas, especially in the summer. Can it also be healthy? While healthy BBQ may sound like a contradiction in terms, a few choices can make your next barbecue a healthy meal. Grilling The first health concern for barbecue is the process of grilling or smoking. Studies have shown that high […]

COVID-19 and Herd Immunity

A virus can only live and reproduce if it has a host to live in. If one person has a cold, the virus can live in that person. When the host gets over the cold, the virus will die and cannot continue to live or reproduce. Its only hope is that the person with the […]

Do You Need a Primary Care Physician?

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine warns that “primary care in the United States is slowly dying.” They’ve identified this as a big problem in American healthcare, and are recommending that people who don’t have a PCP should be assigned one by their health insurance companies. A primary care physician, […]

Understanding Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can be hard to diagnose and hard to understand. Somewhere between 6 and 12 million Americans suffer from this disorder, but it still remains mysterious. What is fibromyalgia, and when should you ask your doctor about it? Symptoms of fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia has a list of symptoms that can be […]

Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week

The Pandemic has anxiety and depression on the rise: It’s okay to get help. More than 60 million Americans suffer from anxiety and depression in an average year, including teens and children. But this past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on many areas of everyone’s lives, especially mental health. Now more […]