Health Tips

Medicine Cabinet Organization: What to Keep and What to Get Rid Of

Author: Michele, Registered Nurse and Teresa Kelley, Clinical Operations Supervisor Medicine cabinets are often a black hole of expired medications, forgotten prescriptions and unused products. Medicine cabinet organization can help you keep track of your prescriptions and keep your family safe from medication-related accidents. Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) helps you get organized with this list…

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The Caregiver Experience: How Two Caregivers Adjusted to Their New Roles

Author: Kris Admire, Certified Case Manager When your loved one is diagnosed with a serious health condition and you take on the role of caregiver, it can be overwhelming. Processing the diagnosis and sifting through an unlimited supply of information is exhausting. Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) makes life easier, healthier and happier for our patients…

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The Role of Nutrition Support in Preventing and Managing Anemia

Author: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian An anemia diagnosis is presented with many different symptoms and causes. One thing that remains consistent, however, is the role of nutrition support in preventing and managing anemia. Certain medications and chronic health conditions can increase your risk of developing anemia. As a registered dietitian at Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions (HPS),…

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Answers to Your Common Home Infusion Questions

Author: Brian Jones, Clinical Pharmacist  Many people don’t think about home infusion therapy until it becomes personal. When you or a loved one is prescribed a medication therapy to be administered via infusion, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. The clinical pharmacists at Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solution (HPS) are familiar with the infusion therapy…

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Preventive Health Screenings to Prevent Chronic Conditions

Author: Michele, Registered Nurse  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that chronic conditions, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, account for 7 out of 10 deaths in America. In many cases, these conditions are preventable. Preventive screenings can help you identify risk factors and prevent chronic conditions. Here’s what you need to know…

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Help Prevent Birth Defects with These 8 Tips

Author: Michaela Wachal, Clinical Pharmacist  January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. It’s important to remember that not all birth defects can be prevented. However, there are many choices you can make during your pregnancy to help keep your baby healthy. Learn more about how the choices you make regarding medications, weight management, drug and…

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8 Ways to Make Healthy Pregnancy Habits Stick After Your Baby Comes

Author: Amy Adams, Clinical Pharmacist  Many couples make healthy lifestyle changes to improve their fertility. When you were trying to get pregnant, you may have begun new healthy habits. However, once the baby comes your whole world changes. It can be challenging to continue the healthy habits you developed when you were trying to get…

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8 Simple New Year’s Resolutions for People with a Chronic Condition

Author: Brian Jones, Clinical Pharmacist  Every year people use the New Year’s holiday to set intentions and make life goals. The reality is that most of us forget about your New Year’s resolutions in a matter of weeks. Change happens gradually. When people make simple, realistic resolutions, they are more likely to keep them. Hy-Vee…

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Diet Trend Red Flags and What to Try Instead

Author: Megan Hall, Licensed-Registered Dietitian  Fad diets come and go with the seasons, but unfortunately, so do the results. Many fad diets are unhealthy and some are just dangerous. The five bite diet, baby food diet, tapeworm diet and others promise fast results and total body transformation. However, the reality is these diets are not…

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