Archive for the ‘CarePro Healthy Living’ Category

One Out of Every Four Older Americans Are Hospitalized for a Fall—Don’t Be One Of Them

Posted on: October 19th, 2016 by CarePro Blogger

Did you know that every 11 seconds, an Older American is admitted to the hospital due to a fall? It’s the number-one cause of injury for those older than 65, and can lead to hip fractures, traumatic brain injuries and broken bones. Furthermore, it carries a hefty price tag—the CDC estimates that the average cost […]


8 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by CarePro Blogger

    Approximately one out of every eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during her life. While there is no way to completely eliminate your chances of getting cancer, there are some things women can do to decrease their risk: Breastfeed. We’ve all heard that “breast is best” for baby, but it has added […]


How Can You Protect Your Family from Ticks?

Posted on: August 5th, 2016 by Emily LeGrand

Q. Our family is going camping in the woods this summer and I’m concerned about ticks. What can we do to stay safe? A. You are smart to be extra vigilant about ticks in warmer months (April through September), when they are most active. These tips should help: Avoid direct contact with ticks Avoid wooded […]


Medication Safety: Proper Drug Disposal

Posted on: July 28th, 2016 by Emily LeGrand

If you have medications that you no longer need, be sure to follow the proper procedures when disposing of them. The following guidelines were developed to help reduce harm from accidental exposure or intentional misuse after medications are no longer needed: Follow any specific disposal instructions on the prescription drug labeling or patient information that […]


How to Help the Elderly Beat the Summer Heat

Posted on: May 23rd, 2016 by CarePro Blogger

Did you know that heat affects us differently as we age?  Since we are already well into May, you know that the hot Iowa summer is fast approaching, and your elderly parents will be out in the garden, caring for the lawn or attending the many outdoor summer gatherings.  In order to help you keep […]


10 Ways to Eat Good and Feel Good for World Health Day

Posted on: April 6th, 2016 by CarePro Blogger

10 Ways to Eat Good and Feel Good for World Health Day If your body’s an engine, what fuel are you choosing to keep it roaring? April 7 is World Health Day, see how many of the following tweaks you can make to your diet to treat your body right: Begin the day with savory, not […]


Strengthen Your Heart in Just 30 Minutes a Day

Posted on: February 26th, 2016 by Emily LeGrand

Chances are, you already know that physical activity is good for you. “Sure,” you may say, “when I get out and move around, I know it helps me to feel and look better.” But you might not realize how important physical activity is to your health on a regular basis. According to the U.S. Surgeon […]


4 Tips for More Safety in the Bathroom

Posted on: January 24th, 2016 by CarePro Blogger

New beginnings, New Year’s resolutions and bathroom safety – that’s what we celebrate in the month of January.  For National Bathroom Safety Month, and to help make your home safer in 2016, CarePro Health Services is giving you 4 quick and easy tips to start in your bathroom today! Keep your bathroom door unlocked If […]


How to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner with Diabetes

Posted on: November 9th, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

The holidays are coming up fast, which means an exciting time of loved ones getting together for food and fellowship. But, if you’re living with diabetes, events such as Thanksgiving dinner can be hazardous to your health! Most of us consume well over 2,000 calories during this annual meal, which is problematic for those who […]


4 Scary Causes and Effects of Smoking-Related Vascular Disease

Posted on: November 9th, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

It’s the largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States, with more than 480,000 Americans fatally succumbing to its effects each year. An estimated 42 million U.S. adults still do it, racking up a $170 billion yearly medical bill across the nation. It fosters bone decay, impotency, and more than 100 different […]