Archive for the ‘Fifth Avenue Pharmacy’ Category

Exercising and Outdoor Chores: Stay Safe During Extreme Cold

Posted on: December 11th, 2017 by carepro

While we all want to stay healthy with regular outdoor exercise, and many of us do outdoor chores, it just makes sense to take extra care during extreme weather. What constitutes extreme cold and its effects can vary across different areas of the country. In regions relatively unaccustomed to winter weather, near freezing temperatures are […]

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Is My Cough Serious? Know the Signs of Bronchitis.

Posted on: December 11th, 2017 by carepro

Bronchitis is a condition in which the bronchial tubes become inflamed. People with bronchitis often have a cough that brings up mucus. Bronchitis also may cause wheezing, chest pain or discomfort, a low fever and shortness of breath. The two main types of bronchitis are acute (short term) and chronic (ongoing). The same viruses that […]

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D-Fend Your Health this Winter

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 by carepro

There’s something about being outside on a bright sunny day that just makes people feel good. We tend to feel more energized, we don’t get sick as much, and we might even smile a little bit more. Research is showing that a nice sunny day may do even more for our health, especially when it […]

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Get Your Medicine Cabinet Winter-Ready

Posted on: September 11th, 2017 by carepro

It’s that time of year again. Time to think about getting your annual flu shot, of course. It’s also time for another September task; preparing your family’s medicine cabinet for the winter months ahead. Visit your local CarePro Pharmacy to stock up on some over-the-counter (OTC) medications to help make you less miserable if you […]

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Are You Ready for Flu Season?

Posted on: September 11th, 2017 by carepro

The end of summer signals many things: school starting back up, the leaves beginning to change, and flu season gearing up. The annual flu season usually peaks between December and early March, but can begin as early as October and go as late as May. Visit your local CarePro Pharmacy to get your flu shot […]

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Fall Favorites: Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Crisp Air and Flu Shots for the Whole Family

Posted on: September 8th, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

What items make up your fall favorites list?  Pumpkin spice lattes, fall leaves, crisp air, hearty soups, flu shots – wait, no!  OK – flu shots might not be on your fall favorites list, but they should make an appearance on your fall to-do list.  While recent years have brought doubt and suspicion to flu […]

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Beat Seasonal Allergies to the Punch

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

Spring has finally arrived, and Eastern Iowa’s pollen counts are on the rise. In fact, you may be struggling with allergy symptoms already. What’s behind your sniffling, and how do you fight it? What causes seasonal allergy symptoms? Many allergy symptoms are caused by the release of histamine, a chemical that triggers inflammation when your […]

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Folic Acid- What, Why and How

Posted on: December 14th, 2014 by CarePro Blogger

Folic acid is famous for its benefits to babies in the womb- it helps prevent many birth defects, like spina bifida (incomplete formation of the spine). What you may not know is that folic acid is important for all people to take, regardless of sex or age. Folic acid is a B vitamin, and it […]

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On the Road Again: Managing Diabetes While Traveling

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by CarePro Blogger

Traveling with diabetes can be difficult, but a little planning will ease your mind and make the trip more enjoyable. Before you leave, see your doctor to make sure your numbers are under control. While you’re there, ask your doctor for the following items: A letter that explains what you need to do for your […]

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Take the Guesswork Out of Supplements

Posted on: July 15th, 2014 by carepro 2 Comments

Are you interested in vitamins and supplements, but not sure where to begin? After all, there are hundreds of brands and formulations to choose from. How do you know which supplements are the best for you and your family? Simple! Start by taking our FREE assessment online at carepro-vitamins-cedarrapids.com/assessment. Just answer a few short questions […]

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