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.

Hiking and Camping Safety

8 Hiking and Camping Safety Tips

Going hiking or camping can be refreshing, help you disconnect from technology and quiet your mind. As you head outdoors this summer, follow these hiking

How to Prevent Heat Illness

How to Prevent Heat Illness

Our bodies do a good job regulating our internal temperature through sweating. However, if you spend a lot of time outdoors during hot, humid weather,

Insect Bites and Stings

Don’t Let Bugs Spoil Summer Fun

Mosquitos, bees, ticks, and other insects can spoil summer fun. Not only can their bites or stings leave you itchy and uncomfortable, but they can

Avoid Summer Food Poisoning

Avoid Summer Food Poisoning

Did you know food poisoning is more common in the summer? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in six Americans

Summer Respiratory Issues

Combat Summer Breathing Issues

It’s important to be aware of allergy- and asthma-related issues that can occur during warmer months. Asthma flare-ups can occur during the summer as children

Healthier Summer Meals

7 Tips for Healthier Summer Meals

Maybe you have plans to travel, attend get-togethers with loved ones, go camping, or hang out at the lake. Whatever your summer plans, it’s possible

Men's Health at Every Age

Men’s Health at Every Age

Many men ignore their health until it becomes a problem. Unfortunately, waiting to see a doctor until you have a health issue can be potentially

Kids Summer Safety

15 Summer Safety Tips for Parents

One of the best parts of childhood is playing outside in the summer. Wherever summer fun finds your children, here are some tips to keep

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