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.

Tortilla Pizzas

Jul 18, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Did you know that your kids are more likely to gain weight during the summer than while they’re in school? Help your kids maintain a healthy weight this summer by keeping them active and trying some new low-calorie, kid-friendly recipes. This one provides 1 cup…

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Avoid Injury Around Barbecue Grills

Jul 11, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

The act of flipping a row of sizzling burgers on a barbecue grill is one of summer’s simple pleasures. But there is danger lurking in those glowing embers, and the potential damage is far worse than a few charred cheeseburgers. Because barbecue grills are operated…

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For Adults: To Nap or Not to Nap?

Jun 27, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Setting aside enough time for sleep probably isn’t on your daily to-do list. Like many people, you may struggle for shut-eye. In fact, 3 out of 10 adults in the U.S. get an average of 6 or fewer hours of sleep a night. Daytime napping…

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Broccoli and Walnut Salad

Jun 20, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Nuts provide a host of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol levels, reducing risk for heart disease and stroke, better weight control, and lower insulin needs for people with diabetes. This nutty salad is chock full of vegetables and complementary flavors. Ingredients 3 cups roughly chopped…

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Help Your Back Work for You

Jun 13, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Your back is important to almost every move you make, but you probably won’t realize that until you hurt it. Then you may wish you could return to the days when you took your back for granted and didn’t have any pain. Even though you…

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Staying Fit the Old-fashioned Way

Jun 6, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Stroll down the aisles of any department store these days, and your eye will be drawn to an appealing collection of labor-saving gadgets. These can include everything from snow blowers and electric hedge trimmers to remote controls for the TV and DVD player. It’s enough…

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Setting Yourself Up For Weight-loss Success 3

May 23, 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:…

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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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