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We’re here to help you take a proactive approach to your health. We hope that the information here will help you make healthy decisions for long-term health and high quality of living. Your body will thank you. 

pink roses for breast cancer awareness month from Premier Diagnostic Imaging in Cookeville, Tennessee
18
Sep

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Time in Tennessee

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer could be called a “family disease.” Not only does breast cancer run in families, but all family members feel the effect of a diagnosis and subsequent treatment. That’s why breast cancer prevention should be considered a family affair. Learn the breast cancer awareness facts, get your...
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The Espree MRI machine at Premier Diagnostic Imaging in Cookeville, TN is 125cm wide and offers 1 foot of headroom.
25
Aug

Beat MRI Claustrophobia – All You Need to Know

Fearful of tight spaces? Worried you won’t fit inside an MRI machine? We hear you. And we can help. Many people tolerate MRI exams just fine, but others might feel anxious about the thought of getting an MRI. Maybe you’ve heard stories from friends who couldn’t tolerate the tight confines of the MRI machine for...
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20
Jul

Everything You Need to Know About Breast Self-Exams

While mammograms do a very good job of detecting suspicious changes in breast tissue, the current guidelines do not support routine mammograms for younger women (under age 40) – even though young women can and do get breast cancer and other breast diseases. Even when women reach the screening age, most of them only get...
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19
Jun

Should I Get a Mammogram Now?

3 Reasons Why You Should If you’re like many women, you may wonder about mammogram age guidelines — when you should start having mammograms – or how often you need to get one. You might wonder if you can fit a mammogram into your busy lifestyle. Or you may wonder if it’s safe to get...
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27
May

Your Lungs and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

You know the basics about the novel coronavirus and the disease it can cause, COVID-19. It’s more infectious than other such viruses — and more dangerous. But do you know how the disease can affect your lungs? COVID-19 can cause severe lung damage and make breathing difficult, even after the disease passes. This is a...
Read More
Cookeville Healthy Food Delivery
23
Apr

Healthy Food Delivery in Cookeville

Food Delivery Near You – Healthy Choices You’ll Love Most of us have gotten an occasional takeout meal or have had food delivered from a favorite restaurant. Up until the outbreak of the coronavirus in late February of 2020, these were restaurant services we took for granted. Now, restaurant delivery has a new place in...
Read More
24
Mar

How to Start Working Out

Getting started is often the hardest part of starting an exercise plan. Find an activity you like (and are good at) – No rule says exercise has to be a drudge! If you do something you enjoy, it increases your chance that you’ll stick with it. And, chances are that if you’re good at something,...
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10
Feb

Beat Your Couch Potato! Get Fit with Gyms in Cookeville

Oh, the new year and those resolutions to get fit! If you’re having trouble casting off your couch potato, we’ve compiled our best tips to get you moving. Plus, we have a list of Cookeville gyms and fitness facilities, with programs and personal trainers to help you out. Top Tips on How to Get Moving...
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18
Sep

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Time in Tennessee

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer could be called a “family disease.” Not only does breast cancer run in families, but all family members feel the effect of a diagnosis and subsequent treatment. That’s why breast cancer prevention should be considered a family affair. Learn the breast cancer awareness facts, get your...
Read More
25
Aug

Beat MRI Claustrophobia – All You Need to Know

Fearful of tight spaces? Worried you won’t fit inside an MRI machine? We hear you. And we can help. Many people tolerate MRI exams just fine, but others might feel anxious about the thought of getting an MRI. Maybe you’ve heard stories from friends who couldn’t tolerate the tight confines of the MRI machine for...
Read More
20
Jul

Everything You Need to Know About Breast Self-Exams

While mammograms do a very good job of detecting suspicious changes in breast tissue, the current guidelines do not support routine mammograms for younger women (under age 40) – even though young women can and do get breast cancer and other breast diseases. Even when women reach the screening age, most of them only get...
Read More
19
Jun

Should I Get a Mammogram Now?

3 Reasons Why You Should If you’re like many women, you may wonder about mammogram age guidelines — when you should start having mammograms – or how often you need to get one. You might wonder if you can fit a mammogram into your busy lifestyle. Or you may wonder if it’s safe to get...
Read More
27
May

Your Lungs and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

You know the basics about the novel coronavirus and the disease it can cause, COVID-19. It’s more infectious than other such viruses — and more dangerous. But do you know how the disease can affect your lungs? COVID-19 can cause severe lung damage and make breathing difficult, even after the disease passes. This is a...
Read More
23
Apr

Healthy Food Delivery in Cookeville

Food Delivery Near You – Healthy Choices You’ll Love Most of us have gotten an occasional takeout meal or have had food delivered from a favorite restaurant. Up until the outbreak of the coronavirus in late February of 2020, these were restaurant services we took for granted. Now, restaurant delivery has a new place in...
Read More
24
Mar

How to Start Working Out

Getting started is often the hardest part of starting an exercise plan. Find an activity you like (and are good at) – No rule says exercise has to be a drudge! If you do something you enjoy, it increases your chance that you’ll stick with it. And, chances are that if you’re good at something,...
Read More
10
Feb

Beat Your Couch Potato! Get Fit with Gyms in Cookeville

Oh, the new year and those resolutions to get fit! If you’re having trouble casting off your couch potato, we’ve compiled our best tips to get you moving. Plus, we have a list of Cookeville gyms and fitness facilities, with programs and personal trainers to help you out. Top Tips on How to Get Moving...
Read More

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