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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 […]


How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions with S.M.A.R.T.s

Posted on: December 22nd, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

Try saying this with a straight face: “I’m going to keep every one of my New Year’s Resolutions.” Your giggles are warranted. When 1 in 3 resolution makers ditch their promise by the end of January, the idea of sticking to all your goals from start to finish seems a little laughable. When the going […]


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 […]


Should You Buy a Lift Chair?

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

What is a lift chair? A lift chair is a special recliner that is built to help people move easily from a sitting to a standing position. It can be used to lean back or to raise your feet with a footrest, just like a regular recliner. A lift chair is operated with the push […]


How Can Multivitamins Help Me?

Posted on: March 4th, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

Why would you want to take a multivitamin? Even if you follow a fairly healthy diet, chances are you aren’t getting all of the nutrients you need to look and feel your best. With busy schedules, convenience foods readily available and the daily demands of our bodies, optimal nutrition is pretty hard to achieve with […]


3 Daily Tips for Heart Health

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

To wrap up National Heart month, we’d like to share this short list of tips to care for your heart every day: 1. Get aerobic exercise. Walk, run, bike or swim- it’s all good for your heart. Aerobic exercise benefits you by maximizing the amount of oxygen in your blood and increasing blood flow to you […]


Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate

Posted on: February 2nd, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

Dark chocolate is a rich, decadent treat that has heart-healthy benefits (if eaten in moderation). Here are a few perks of eating dark chocolate: Antioxidants:  These little friends help your body fend off “free radicals” (harmful elements formed by normal body processes and your environment). They help prevent damage to your cells and promote overall […]


Healthy Fats Can Boost Your Health

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

Fat = bad, right? WRONG! There are many kinds of fats, and not all of them are bad. Omega-3 fatty acids, for example, are not only healthy to eat, but they are also vital to healthy cell function. “Essential fatty acids” like omega-3s are found in all the cell membranes in your body, and they […]


Relief from Painful UTIs

Posted on: January 19th, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

Sam, a CarePro Pharmacy patient, shares how taking supplements changed not only her health, but also her life: “For the past 6 years, I have had at least 2 urinary tract infections (UTIs) every month. I couldn’t stop them with anything I tried, even doctors’ suggestions. But, since I came to see pharmacist Lucinda Harms (CarePro Advance […]


Boost Your Immune System with Probiotics

Posted on: January 11th, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

Did you know that as much as 80% of your immune system is based in your digestive tract? Give your immune system a boost by taking probiotics daily. They can help reduce the number, severity and duration of colds, flu and other respiratory ailments you’ll have to deal with this winter. Probiotics help by increasing the amount […]