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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.

Simple Exercises to Make You Limber

Apr 24, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

No matter what your fitness level, stretching is a valuable activity to add to your daily workout routine. Although stretching is simple to do, it’s often the most ignored part of people’s fitness routines. Stretching can reduce your risk for injury and help you become…

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Drinking Water Quality and Safety

Apr 17, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

When you turn on the tap for a glass of water, do you ever wonder about the quality or safety of that water? With drinking water, it’s important to think about not just the water itself, but how that water gets to you. The reality…

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What You Can Do to Prevent Atherosclerosis

Apr 10, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Your good health has an enemy — atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is common. And its effects can be very serious. This condition can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and death.  But, you can take steps to protect yourself from this disease. What is atherosclerosis? The inside walls…

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Broiled Trout with Almonds

Apr 3, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

(Gluten-free) Although rainbow trout is native to a narrow band along the West Coast of the United States, cultivation in ponds dates back more than 100 years. Today, farmers across the country raise this sweet, slightly nutty-tasting fish. Most market-ready trout comes from Idaho, where farmers…

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Test Your Savvy on … Glaucoma

Mar 27, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Determine if the following statements are true or false. The correct answers appear below. Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease that affects about 3 million people in the U.S. Glaucoma tends to happen suddenly. There is a cure for glaucoma. Prevention is the best action…

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Osteoporosis: Evaluate Your Risk

Mar 20, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that causes thinning of bones. Over time, this weakens the bones and can make them more likely to break. It can affect any bone, but the hip, spine, and wrist are most often involved. It’s often called a…

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Combat These 3 Workout Excuses

Mar 13, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Are excuses holding you back from finding your fitness groove? It’s harder to get the recommended 150 minutes of exercise every week if you focus only on reasons to avoid working out. Outsmart your excuses with these tips. The Excuse: I Don’t Have Time. Overcome…

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All About Muscle Cramps

Mar 6, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Most people know the pain of a muscle cramp or “charley horse.”  Muscle cramps are involuntary muscle contractions. They are common. But even though they can be quite painful, they don’t usually cause damage. Any muscle can cramp, but the muscles of the calf, back…

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Choosing Fresh Fruits and Veggies

Feb 20, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is good for your health, and it may reduce your risk for many chronic illnesses. Here’s how to choose produce at the peak of its freshness so you’ll enjoy it even more. Fresh tip: For fresher and more…

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5 ‘Health’ Habits That Could Hurt You

Feb 13, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Your health is a priority, so you try to take good care of yourself. But some habits that you think are healthy may actually be harmful. Here’s how to avoid five common mistakes. 1. Reusing Unwashed Grocery Bags The problem: Reusable grocery bags reduce waste. But…

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Myths and Tips About Dressing for Winter

Jan 30, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Do you know enough about the cold to keep warm? Poor planning of a winter outing can lead to frostbite and hypothermia. The following are some misconceptions about the cold and suggestions for staying toasty this winter. Myth: Dressing warmly avoids colds, viruses, and flu….

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Five Fresh Forms of Indoor Fitness

Jan 2, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

When the temperature drops this winter, don’t let your motivation for exercise fall along with it. Cold weather doesn’t have to put a chill on your fitness routine, even if the treadmill or stair-stepper seems boring compared with jogging or riding your bike outside. It…

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Roasted Vegetables

Dec 26, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

(Gluten-free) Ingredients 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 pound white turnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 1 pound winter squash, such as Hubbard or butternut, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 1 whole head of garlic, skin removed, broken into…

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’Tis the Season for Safety

Dec 12, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

The holidays are full of joy and excitement, especially for children. But each year, more than 300,000 children may end up in the emergency department (ED) for injuries caused by holiday decorations, toys, or burns from a fire. This winter, follow these tips from the…

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