Health Tips Blog

Medcor hosts “Wellness Wednesdays” with the assistance of the Medcor Health app and Health Tips blog. Join in by downloading the free Medcor Health app (be sure to say “yes” to receiving notifications). Every Wednesday, you will receive an evidence-based article related to four guiding health principles that can help us be healthy and happy.

Travel and Traveler’s Diarrhea

Feb 12, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

Part of the fun and excitement of traveling to foreign destinations is getting to eat the local cuisine, which can be much different than your normal diet. Be aware, though, that some food and drinks on your international travels may be contaminated and therefore could cause a variety of illnesses, including traveler’s diarrhea.

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Food and Cancer: What Does the Science Say?

Jan 15, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

There are mixed reviews from the scientific community regarding the association between foods and certain types of cancers; however, the consensus remains: eating a diet that is balanced, containing a variety of fruits and vegetables, combined with daily physical activity, is strongly encouraged and may protect against some diseases—even cancer.

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What Do You Know About Gout?

Jan 8, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

Gout is an inflammatory arthritis characterized by flare ups of painful swelling in the joints that lasts days or even weeks. The incidence of this painful disease has been increasing over the years, and a number of factors may explain why.

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Stay Active this Season

Jan 1, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

Cold weather and fewer daylight hours can tempt you into spending lots of time indoors, sitting around. However, staying active during the winter months is not an impossible challenge! Here are some indoor and outdoor ideas to get you up and moving.

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Remember the Flu Ends with U!

Dec 4, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

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 | Health Tips Blog

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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Nov 13, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Research from the CDC indicates that too few people, especially adults, are taught how to recognize their asthma symptoms and do not have an asthma action plan that can save their life.

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Food Poisoning Facts

Nov 6, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Food poisoning affects nearly 50 million people annually. While most cases resolve without the intervention of a healthcare provider, food poisoning can be serious – the CDC estimates that each year 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 people die from food poisoning.

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How that Treat Can Trick You

Oct 30, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Halloween kicks off the holiday season that’s inevitably filled with lots of sweet treats. But before you load up on sugar, here’s a word of caution from your heart. Added sugar in your diet may increase your risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Read more.

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What is Appendicitis?

Oct 23, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Did you know appendicitis is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain leading to emergency surgery in adults? It’s also the most common reason for emergency abdominal surgery in children. People can have appendicitis at any age, but it is more common in teenagers and adults in their 20s.

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Sleep. Why aren’t you getting enough?

Oct 16, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

More than 1 in 10 Americans say they sleep less than 6 hours each night, uncomfortably below the minimum recommended amount of sleep. What’s causing this widespread lack of sleep? And what are the consequences? They may be more extensive than you think. Learn more.

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