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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.

Opioids, Work, and Overdoses

May 27, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

Opioid misuse impacts the workforce in a variety of ways: increasing the risk of workplace injuries and/or errors, escalating workers’ compensation costs, increasing absenteeism and complaints to HR, and decreasing employee morale.

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Medication Interactions

May 13, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

What You Should Know About Dietary Supplements Ashley Clay, MSPAS, PA-CMedcor Provider Dietary supplements such as herbs, vitamins, and minerals have become increasingly popular. Americans spend more than $28 billion annually on dietary supplements. Scientific evidence has suggested that some dietary supplements are beneficial and…

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Eye Protection

May 6, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

Eyesight is priceless. One of the easiest ways to keep your eyes healthy is to protect them! Without proper protection, people risk eye injuries at home, at work, and at play. Eye injuries can cause pain, permanent changes in vision, and even blindness. Test your knowledge about vision protection with this fact-or-fiction quiz.

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Real Food and Your Immune System

Apr 22, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

While there’s little harm in an occasional deviation from a normally healthy diet (of which, so-called “comfort foods” do not qualify!), it’s good to remember that a healthy diet plays an integral role in a healthy immune system.

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The Rise of Vaping

Mar 25, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

As vaping is becoming more mainstream among American youth, concern surrounding unknown long-term health consequences of vaping is in the forefront. This is particularly true with recent outbreaks of vaping-related illnesses, that have affected both youth and adults.

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Food Fare and Safety

Mar 18, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

Heather Taylor Vice President of Worksite Wellness Food is a great way to connect people in a fun way. However, caring about food safety is as important as what is being served on the menu. The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6…

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Can You Name Common Causes of Concussions?

Mar 11, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) lead to nearly three million ER visits, hospitalizations, and deaths per year. A mild TBI is commonly known as a concussion. Even though they are called “mild” because they are not typically life-threatening, the effects of a concussion can be serious, and recovery can be lengthy.

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Do You Know What Causes Kidney Stones?

Mar 4, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

Kidney stones lead to more than 3,600 ER visits each day, and estimates say that one in 11 people will have at least one kidney stone in their lifetime. This disruptive and painful condition is also the cause of numerous return trips to the ER as well as hospitalizations. So, what are kidney stones? And can you avoid developing them?

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(De)hydration Station

Feb 26, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

Did you know adequate hydration provides cushioning for your joints? It also maintains your body temperature. Staying hydrated reduces cavities and tooth decay. It helps flush toxins and waste out of your body. Drinking water may alleviate some headache symptoms and can aid in weight loss.

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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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