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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.

Digital Eyestrain

Sep 2, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

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 | Health Tips Blog

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 | Health Tips Blog

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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The Dangers of High Blood Pressure

Aug 5, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

Blood pressure is the measure of the force of your blood against your artery walls as your blood circulates through your body. Having adequate blood pressure is important because it delivers the needed oxygen and nutrients in your blood to all parts of your body.

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Are You Donating?

Jul 22, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

Over the course of a year, 4.5 million Americans will need a blood transfusion; unfortunately, only 37% of the U.S. population are eligible to donate, and each year less than 10% actually donate.

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Low Back Pain

Jul 15, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

Did you know that an estimated 84% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives? Low back pain can range from mild to severe and can be disabling for some.

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Prostate Cancer

Jul 1, 2020 | Health Tips Blog

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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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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