Health Tips Blog

Medcor hosts “Wellness Wednesdays” with the assistance of the Medcor Health app and Health Tips blog. To subscribe, download the free Medcor Health app (be sure to say “yes” to receiving notifications). Every Wednesday, you will receive an evidence-based article about the latest research in health and wellness.

Setting Yourself Up For Weight-loss Success

May 9, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Better Me is dedicating December to dishing out weight-loss success patterns and tips. Get a head start and shift your focus from resolutions to reevaluations. Get off the hamster wheel of dieting and let this year be the year you run with your weight-loss goals. Success Tip #1: Visualize…

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May the Mental Health Be With You

May 2, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The World Health Organization refers to mental health as  “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able…

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Avoiding Spring Allergies

Apr 25, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Allergy season is already upon us in certain parts of the United States, and unseasonably warm weather is partially at fault. Weather patterns related to El Niño have caused plants to bloom earlier than normal, and the combination of blooming flowers, pollen in the air…

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Four Health Habits You Should Be Practicing

Apr 18, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

The CDC reports that poor nutrition, excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use and living a sedentary life can be responsible for much of the illness and death related to chronic disease. Each year, chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of 10 deaths in Americans. The…

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Sleep Health is a Component of Good Health!

Apr 4, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

The Bottom Line: Sleep should be thought of as just as important as diet and physical activity when considering your well-being. Research has found that insufficient sleep is linked to the development of a number of chronic diseases and conditions along with impacting your waistline….

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Does Eating Fruit Protect Against Diabetes?

Mar 7, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Fruit consumption, especially blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, protects against the development of diabetes. Fruit juices, on the other hand, raise the risk of developing diabetes. The Basics: Fruits are rich in many nutrients associated with beneficial health effects. These include fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals. Fruit…

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Vitamin C Supplements

Dec 20, 2017 | Health Tips Blog

Vitamin C is also called ascorbic acid and ascorbate. This vitamin has many benefits. Vitamin C is an antioxidant. This means that it fights cell damage in your body. Damaged cells raise your risk for cancer and heart disease. Vitamin C may help you resist these…

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Vitamin E Supplements

Dec 13, 2017 | Health Tips Blog

Vitamin E is found in fats and oils. Man-made versions also exist. The vitamin E compound that is most useful in the body is called alpha-tocopherol. This is also the most common form of vitamin E. It can occur naturally or be man-made. Ask your…

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Can You Have A Happy AND Healthy Thanksgiving? Yes!

Nov 22, 2017 | Health Tips Blog

Health Tip: There are guidelines you can follow to have a healthy Thanksgiving! The Basics: The American Association of Diabetes Educators has guidelines that everyone (not just those with diabetes) can follow for a healthy Thanksgiving. Fill half your plate with vegetables. Avoid heavy creams, sauces,…

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Deep Breathing

Nov 8, 2017 | Health Tips Blog

Deep breathing helps keep your lungs clear. If you’ve had surgery or not, it will help you get better faster. It may also prevent a lung infection. If you have lung problems, it will help you breathe easier. Follow the steps below. © 2000-2017 The…

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Preventing Falls: In the Hospital

Oct 25, 2017 | Health Tips Blog

At some point, you may need care in a hospital or other facility. People may ask how well you can move around. Answer this question honestly. If you have a high risk of falling, the staff will take extra steps to help keep you safe….

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Ladder Safety on the Job

Oct 4, 2017 | Health Tips Blog

Falls happen when you lose your balance. Standing on makeshift supports and using ladders incorrectly can cause you to fall. Using the wrong equipment for a task can also increase your chances of being hurt. Watch for hazards Makeshift supports. Makeshift supports are never quite…

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