Suicide Prevention: Know the Warning Signs

Individuals, families, and communities are affected by suicide every day — 44,000 Americans die by suicide each year. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It is the second leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 10 and 34. Suicide is also preventable. Preventing suicide starts with […]

The Building Blocks for Healthy Aging

Healthy aging is about taking care of your mind, body, mood, and your relationships as you get older. Life expectancy has grown steadily in the United States over the past half century. In 1968, the average life expectancy at birth was around 70 years. In 2018, the average life expectancy for Americans was about 78 […]

Is Your Child a Picky Eater?

An article in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, recently acknowledged that the definition of “picky eater” can make it difficult to address the problem. As many as half of American kids could fall into that category depending on how you define a picky eater. Something so normal can’t really be seen […]

Manage Healthy Cholesterol Levels

Some things are clearly either good or bad. Smoking is bad for you — it’s the leading cause of preventable death. Eating vegetables is good for you — it helps you manage a healthy weight and lowers your risk for different types of cancer and chronic diseases. But what about cholesterol — is cholesterol bad? […]

Schedule Your Flu Shot at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic

Patients at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic can schedule a flu shot online. To get started, please select your physician below and then choose a date and time for your flu shot. The appointment will be with a nurse.  Click on your physician or provider to view available flu shot appointment times with a nurse: Chris Hardin, […]

At What Age Should Kids Lift Weights?

Kids don’t always get enough exercise; this is especially true during the pandemic. The American Heart Association recently reported that more than half of American kids don’t get enough exercise for basic cardiorespiratory fitness. This study was completed before the pandemic, and many of us are more sedentary now that we’re staying home from work […]

When Can I Be Around Others After COVID-19?

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. You tested positive for COVID-19, or you were exposed to coronavirus and developed symptoms of COVID-19. You responsibly decided to stay at home and isolate so that you did not expose anyone […]

Why You Need a Flu Shot During COVID-19

The flu might be overshadowed this year by SARS-CoV-2, but the influenza virus is still a major health concern. Like COVID-19, the flu is a contagious and potentially fatal respiratory illness caused by a viral infection. However, unlike COVID-19, we currently have effective vaccines to prevent the flu. A flu shot is especially important during […]

What Is a CT Scan?

Computed (or computerized) tomography (CT) is a type of medical imaging used to diagnose medical conditions, monitor disease, and guide treatment. While there is some radiation exposure for patients during a CT scan, computed tomography is fast, accurate, painless, and safe. Here is some information to help you understand what computed tomography is and how […]

Flu Shot Locations

During the pandemic, it is more important than ever to get your flu shot to stay healthy. MANA physicians and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend you get a flu vaccine as early as possible this year. According to the CDC, the flu vaccine has been shown to: prevent flu illnesses prevent doctor visits […]