Archive for the ‘CarePro Healthy Living’ Category

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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4 VITAL Tips on How to Avoid the Flu this Season

Posted on: October 15th, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

It’s creepy, it’s crawly, and it’s coming for you: welcome, flu season. It’s estimated that between 5% and 20% of all Americans catch the flu each year, with 200,000 of those cases requiring hospitalization. All those aches, chills, and sneezes can be avoided, however, with these tips from CarePro Health Services: Get shot: The Center […]

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3 Key Products for Fall Prevention in Older Adults

Posted on: September 8th, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are easily the leading cause for both fatal and nonfatal injuries in older adults.  What causes these falls?  As we age, our muscles weaken, our reflexes get slower and we have pain where there wasn’t pain before. All of these common symptoms of aging lead […]

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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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