Editorial Team | Medcor

What is Swimmer’s Ear?

Feb 24, 2021 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on What is Swimmer’s Ear?

Swimmer’s ear affects more than just swimmers. Otitis externa, commonly known as “swimmer’s ear,” is a condition that results in about 2.4 million healthcare visits each year in the United States.

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Radiation and Medicine

Dec 9, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Radiation and Medicine

Radiation may sound like an ominous term. However, technology has advanced tremendously since scientists first began to understand radiation, and we can now harness this force of nature in marvelous ways.

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Heart Healthy Tips

Sep 29, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Heart Healthy Tips

Your heart is one of the most important muscles in your body, so why not take care of it? You may not be able to control some factors when it comes to heart health, such as the effects of aging and genetics, but there are things you can do to keep your heart healthy.

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Heat-Related Illnesses

Aug 19, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat stroke is a medical emergency and can lead to organ failure and death if not treated early. By recognizing signs and symptoms of heat illness early, you can intervene and reverse heat illness before it turns into heat stroke.

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Medication Interactions

May 13, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Medication Interactions

What You Should Know About Dietary Supplements Ashley Clay, MSPAS, PA-CMedcor Provider Dietary supplements such as herbs, vitamins, and minerals have become increasingly popular. Americans spend more than $28 billion annually on dietary supplements. Scientific evidence has suggested that some dietary supplements are beneficial and…

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Eye Protection

May 6, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Eye Protection

Eyesight is priceless. One of the easiest ways to keep your eyes healthy is to protect them! Without proper protection, people risk eye injuries at home, at work, and at play. Eye injuries can cause pain, permanent changes in vision, and even blindness. Test your knowledge about vision protection with this fact-or-fiction quiz.

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Real Food and Your Immune System

Apr 22, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Real Food and Your Immune System

While there’s little harm in an occasional deviation from a normally healthy diet (of which, so-called “comfort foods” do not qualify!), it’s good to remember that a healthy diet plays an integral role in a healthy immune system.

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Can You Name Common Causes of Concussions?

Mar 11, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Can You Name Common Causes of Concussions?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) lead to nearly three million ER visits, hospitalizations, and deaths per year. A mild TBI is commonly known as a concussion. Even though they are called “mild” because they are not typically life-threatening, the effects of a concussion can be serious, and recovery can be lengthy.

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Remember the Flu Ends with U!

Dec 4, 2019 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Remember the Flu Ends with U!

Why is it recommended that you get a flu vaccination every year? How is the flu vaccine made? And…is the flu “shot” the only vaccination option? Observe National Influenza Vaccination Week by finding out what you didn’t know about the flu vaccine. And if you haven’t yet—be sure to get your flu vaccination!

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Antibiotic Stewardship

Nov 20, 2019 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Antibiotic Stewardship

It is U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week. Antibiotics can be beneficial drugs—but they are not beneficial for every illness. What do you know about the consequences of inappropriate antibiotic usage? Learn more.

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