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.


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


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


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.


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


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,


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


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


How to Treat a Cut at Home

With families and friends gathering around the holidays, we often see an uptick in injuries at our emergency department and urgent care centers. While many


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

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 outdoor activities. Not only can their bites or stings leave you itchy and uncomfortable, but they

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