In and Out Express Care Blog

Running to Lower Your Blood Pressure

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Running can improve your blood pressure. Dr. N. Michael Baddar, Medical Director for In and Out Express Care, once told me "the lower your blood pressure, the longer you will live." This was the first time I had heard this and I was intrigued. Being physically inactive is linked to high blood pressure. Persistent high pressure can damage blood vessels, heart, brain, kidneys and your ey ..

What to Do About Ear Infections

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Thursday, September 13, 2018
Ear infections are a common problem seen in urgent care clinics. But how do you know if it warrants medical attention or if it can be treated at home? Two Types of Ear Infections There are two common types of ear infections. The first is often called swimmer’s ear. It is caused by water becoming trapped in the ear canal. It can occur after swimming in a pool or even soaking in a bat ..

NSAID Use and Rhabdomyolysis in Endurance Athletes

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, September 05, 2018
When I competed in the Chattanooga Ironman in 2014, I did so in opposition to my doctor. I was recovering from an IT band release operation that got infected with MRSA. In addition to this, I reinjured my knee while running speed intervals on the track. An MRI revealed that I had a bone bruise in 3 places. It hurt, a lot. In order to do IM Choo, I did zero road running the last 2 months of tra ..