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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.

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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Heart Healthy Tips

Sep 29, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Heart Healthy Tips

Your heart is one of the most important muscles in your body, so why not take care of it? You may not be able to control some factors when it comes to heart health, such as the effects of aging and genetics, but there are things you can do to keep your heart healthy.

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Digital Eyestrain

Sep 2, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Digital Eyestrain

Although binge watching your favorite television show while shopping on your smartphone after working all day in front of a computer monitor is unlikely to cause permanent eye damage, too much screen time can cause eyestrain.

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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Aug 26, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome, also known as insulin resistance syndrome and syndrome X, is a condition in which a person has three or more risk factors for developing heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems, like heart attacks and strokes.

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Heat-Related Illnesses

Aug 19, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat stroke is a medical emergency and can lead to organ failure and death if not treated early. By recognizing signs and symptoms of heat illness early, you can intervene and reverse heat illness before it turns into heat stroke.

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Prostate Cancer

Jul 1, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men—1 man in 9 will be diagnosed during their lifetime with the average age at diagnosis being 66 years of age.

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