Health + Wellness

Read the latest posts from Pardee providers, covering a variety of health topics and perspectives on medical news in support of a healthier, happier community.

Head Injuries

What to Do If You Hit Your Head

In 2020, more than 64,000 people died from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While not every

What is a “Ministroke”?

The signs of a stroke are usually striking and obvious: slurred speech, drooping facial features, difficulty speaking and weakness on one side of the body.

Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes the bones to become thinner and weaker. Fragile bones are more likely to break if you fall or get

Early Signs of Parkinson's Disease

Early Warning Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

As a neurologist with a special interest in movement disorders, I’ve treated many patients with Parkinson’s disease over the years. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative

ADHD in Adults

Is It Everyday Distraction or ADHD?

Nearly everyone experiences ADHD symptoms in their lifetime. But how do you know if you have adult ADHD or if you’re dealing with everyday stress

Signs of head and neck cancer

Signs of Head and Neck Cancers

Head and neck cancers form in the moist mucus membranes inside the head and neck. These cancers can develop in the nose, sinuses, mouth (including

Benefits of Stretching

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Stretching

A well-rounded workout routine includes three parts: cardiovascular exercise (like dancing, running or walking), resistance training (such as weightlifting, bodyweight exercises or Pilates) and stretching.

Gut Health

Signs of an Unhealthy Gut

What’s in the gut? Did you know your body is home to trillions of bacteria, many of which live in your gut? But don’t get

Low Carb Diet

Can a Low-Carb Diet Be Heart Healthy?

Low-carb diets have been a popular weight-loss tool for years. They’ve also been shown to help with diabetes management. But are these high-fat, low-carb meal

Life After Heart Attack

Life After a Heart Attack

If you’ve had a heart attack, you may wonder if you can live a normal life again and worry about having another heart attack. You

Take the 28-Day Heart Health Challenge

Take the 28-Day Heart Health Challenge

Eating well, staying active, reducing stress, and scheduling regular screenings are keys to a heart-healthy lifestyle. Join us in this 28-day challenge to make small

Cancer Screenings

Cancer Screenings at Every Age

Do you know which cancer screenings you should have based on your stage in life? During an annual wellness visit, your primary care provider can

Take the 28-Day Heart Health Challenge

How to Have More Energy Every Day

How to have more energy every day Feeling tired all the time is a common concern I hear from my patients. Fortunately, there are many

Blog Cleanses and Detoxes

Are Cleanses and Detoxes Safe?

If your New Year’s goal is to lose weight, you may be considering a cleanse or detox to jumpstart your progress. But is this approach

Treating COVID-19 Symptoms at Home

At this point, it is common that many of us have known someone who has had to be hospitalized for COVID-19. However, it’s important to

Celebrating Advanced Practice Providers

In the last several years, there has been tremendous growth in the field of advanced practice providers. The advanced practice providers (APPs) that you might

10 Ways to Improve Your Breast Health

As we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, now is an ideal time to consider your breast health. While not all breast cancer cases

Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

If you’re a current or former smoker, getting an annual lung cancer screening could save your life. Lung cancer is an aggressive cancer and unfortunately,

The Mind-Body Benefits of Cycling

Western North Carolina is such a beautiful place to explore and as an avid cyclist I could not ask for a better place to call

Is It COVID-19, RSV, or Allergies?

With school back in session and fall just around the corner, it’s likely we will see an uptick in illnesses. However, the presence of respiratory

What Women Should Know About Gynecologic Cancer

While we have good screening exams and guidelines for early breast cancer detection, unfortunately, there aren’t recommended screenings for most types of gynecologic cancer (cancer