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.

10 Common Health Myths

From old wives’ tales to internet rumors, there’s no shortage of misinformation that can lead us astray when it comes to our well-being. In this

Signs of a Thyroid Disorder

Having a thyroid disorder can affect your energy, weight, sleep, mood and even fertility. Thyroid disorders are more common in women than in men and

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It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related death in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, smoking causes one in

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What Can Physical Therapy Do for You?

Even if you have never had chronic pain or been prescribed pain medication, physical therapy can help relieve discomfort from an injury, illness or surgery,

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Preventing Falls at Home

Millions of people 65 and over fall every year, and an estimated one in five incidents cause serious injury. And while more than one out

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How to Promote Healthy Aging

Our health and lifestyle change as we age and enter new phases of life. Making it a priority to proactively take care of your physical

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Breastfeeding Tips for New Mothers

Many new moms are anxious about breastfeeding but want to give their baby the best start. Breastfeeding is one of the best things mothers can

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Why Are Men More Prone to Hernias

People of all ages and genders are susceptible to developing hernias. Men experience inguinal hernias at a staggeringly higher rate than women. According to studies,

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6 Ways to Stay Hydrated This Summer

Staying hydrated is crucial throughout the year, especially during the hot summer months when dehydration becomes more prevalent. Our bodies are composed of approximately 60%

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Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

There is a misconception that if a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, nothing can be done. While there is no cure, there are medications

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Osteoporosis and a Bone-healthy Diet

It’s critical to take good care of your bones. They support your internal organs, aid in movement and balance, and transfer vital minerals like calcium

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Let’s Talk About Mental Illness

Mental illness and suicide often frequent the news, yet unfortunately, these conditions are still not talked about openly and honestly in many families and communities.

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10 Ways to Make Comfort Food Healthier

Many comfort food dishes evoke memories of loved ones and good times. While creamy, fried, or sugary treats can soothe frazzled emotions temporarily and are

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Get a Better Night’s Sleep

It’s recommended that adults get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. However, if you wake up from eight hours of sleep feeling tired,

Emotional-Eating

How to Curb Emotional Eating

When we feel stressed, many of us turn to food for comfort. It may remind us of happy memories, celebrations, or childhood. While food is

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7 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

Knowing your cholesterol numbers can save your life. Read on to learn how cholesterol affects your health, how to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and when

Silent Heart Attacks

What is a Silent Heart Attack?

One in five heart attacks is “silent,” meaning it goes unrecognized because it doesn’t have the well-known heart attack symptoms of chest pain, upper body

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How to Treat a Cut at Home

One of the most common injuries we see at our emergency department and Pardee Urgent Care are cuts or lacerations. While many times there are

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The Benefits of Palliative Care

Palliative care is medical care that helps manage the pain, side effects and stress related to a serious illness, regardless of a person’s life expectancy

Breast Health Has Multiple Dimensions

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to highlight the many dimensions of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care that are so important

Is Breast Pain a Cause for Concern?

As many as 50 percent of women will experience breast pain at some point in their lives and understandably, many are concerned when they develop

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