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.

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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Preventing Falls in the Home

Sep 27, 2017 | Health Tips Blog

An adult or child can fall for many reasons. If you are an older adult, you may fall because your reaction time slows down. Your muscles and joints may get stiff, weak, or less flexible because of illness, medicines, or a physical condition. These things…

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Central Line Infections

Sep 20, 2017 | Health Tips Blog

You need a central line as part of your treatment. It’s also called a central venous access device (CVAD) or central venous catheter (CVC). A small, soft tube called a catheter is put in a vein that leads to your heart. The central line is…

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Caring for Your Central Vein Access

Sep 6, 2017 | Health Tips Blog

It’s important to care for your central venous access device properly. If you don’t, it may become infected. Then it can’t be used. The tube (catheter) will have to be removed and a new one placed in another vein. Your nurse will show you how…

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Standard Precautions: Handwashing

Aug 30, 2017 | Health Tips Blog

Frequent and thorough handwashing is the best way to prevent infection. The sooner you wash your hands after exposure, the less likely you are to catch or spread infection. When to wash your hands Wash your hands regularly throughout the day, especially: When first arriving…

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Good Body Mechanics for Healthcare Workers

Aug 16, 2017 | Health Tips Blog

At work, you perform many tasks every day that could cause back injury. These include repetitive lifting, prolonged standing, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Protect your back by using good body mechanics to maintain the 3 natural curves of your spine. A balanced spine A…

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Back Safety for Healthcare Workers

Aug 9, 2017 | Health Tips Blog

Whether you’re moving a patient, lifting a box of supplies, or pushing a cart or wheelchair, your back is always working. Use the tips below to help you reduce your risk of back injury. Reaching Reaching for records, files, or supplies, especially in high places,…

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