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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.

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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What Causes Sinus Infections?

Feb 17, 2021 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on What Causes Sinus Infections?

About 31 million Americans are affected by a sinus infection each year. Microorganisms, like viruses, bacteria, or fungus, can take over one or more sinuses and trigger a sinus infection, also known as “sinusitis.”

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The Difference Between Raynaud’s and Frostbite

Jan 13, 2021 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on The Difference Between Raynaud’s and Frostbite

If the cold causes your fingers to blanche or become numb, there are a couple of conditions with which you should become well-acquainted. Those changes in your digits may be a problem with blood vessel spasms known as Raynaud’s Disease, or they may indicate a cold exposure injury leading to frostbite. So which is which?

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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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Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

Nov 4, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

The record-breaking 2020 fire season for the western United States has caused many to pause in awe of the destructive power of wildland fires. Authorities note that we may anticipate growing numbers of people becoming affected by wildfire smoke in years to come because of the prevalence of wildfires. For example, there is an increasing trend of longer fire seasons in California, which means wildfires burn longer and consequently produce smoke longer.

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Lung Cancer Causes You May Not Know

Oct 28, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Lung Cancer Causes You May Not Know

For most people, the first thought that comes to mind on the subject of lung cancer is its relationship with smoking. Although lung cancer can often be synonymous with smoking, it is important to recognize that at least 1 in 10 people who have lung cancer have never smoked. There are a number of risk factors for lung cancer, such as: exposure to tobacco smoke, exposure to certain types of gases (inhalants), chronic lung disease, and family history of lung cancer.

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