Walking: Taking Strides Toward A Healthier You


It doesn’t take a gym membership or special equipment, and it can be accomplished on your own time. It’s no surprise that walking for exercise is the number one physical activity among adults. The possible health benefits of walking include: burning calories, which helps maintain a healthy weight strengthening muscles and bones increasing cardio fitness,MORE

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Follow These (Dance) Steps To Good Health


One of the secrets of going from a sedentary to an active lifestyle is finding something that feels more like fun and less like work. For a lot of people, that could mean getting off the couch and onto the dance floor. Dancing has tremendous health benefits, both physically and psychologically. Depending on the typeMORE

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Back-To-School Health Basics


Here’s a little health homework to accomplish before the new school year begins this month.  Let’s Get Physicals Along with their pencils and notebooks, students participating in sports need to add ‘get a physical’ to their list. Most, if not all, school and recreational teams require players to pass an annual physical screening before theyMORE

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Listen Up: Swimmer’s Ear Requires A Doctor’s Care


Apart from staying in air-conditioned buildings, keeping your cool during the hottest summer days may entail going for a dip in a pool or the ocean. It’s one of the many benefits of living at the coast, but it’s also one of the reasons we at Medac see a seasonal spike in outer ear infections,MORE

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Preventing Dehydration During the Summer Months


It’s summer in southeastern North Carolina, with the daily high temperatures to prove it. Along with advice about using sunscreen, you might be hearing reminders about getting plenty of fluids. But how do you define plenty? That’s a good question, for which there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Your needs depend on your environment, how muchMORE

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Beach Safety Tips for a Happy, Healthy Summer


It’s summer, and you know what that means: it’s time to hit the beach! Here in coastal North Carolina spending a day in the surf, sun, and sand is easy, thanks to our many nearby beaches. Whether you choose to spend your time at Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Topsail Beach, or on one of theMORE

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10 Healthy & Delicious Dishes for Your Next Backyard BBQ


Summer is the perfect time to fire up the grill and host a backyard barbeque for friends and family. While these events are wonderful—after all, nothing is better than food, fun, and sun—they are a few drawbacks. The main one? Many of the dishes traditionally served at these fêtes are high in calories and fat.MORE

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Tips for Pollen Season


It’s spring in Wilmington, and you know what that means: pollen season is here! While most people look forward to longer days and warmer weather, the arrival of pollen isn’t exactly celebrated—especially for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. In late April and May, the culprit painting the town yellow is tree pollen in particular.MORE

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National Alcohol Awareness Month: 3 Tips for Drinking Responsibly


Since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has sponsored April as National Alcohol Awareness Month. Their goal is to raise public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma, and encourage local communities to talk openly about alcohol-related issues. This month, Medac Health is doing our part by sharing tips for drinking responsibly. Whether you’reMORE

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National Poison Prevention Week: Poison Prevention Tips


It’s National Poison Prevention Week, and Medac Health is dedicated to helping prevent accidental poisonings and getting community involved in poison prevention. There are 57 poison control centers in our country and more than two million poisonings are reported each year. Unfortunately, the majority of these incidents occur in children younger than six years old.MORE

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