Health Tips

Enjoying the Benefits of Dairy Products, Even if You’re Lactose Intolerant

Author: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian Sometimes dairy products get a bad reputation. The dairy food group includes a variety of different products, each with important nutrition benefits. From ice cream cones and yogurt parfaits to fancy cheeses and a refreshing glass of milk, dairy products can be a delicious part of a balanced diet. Learn…

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Finding Balance: 3 Psoriasis Management Tips that Can Also Cause Irritation

Author: Michaela Wachal, Clinical Pharmacist When it comes to managing psoriasis, it’s important to find a balance of what works for your body. Each diagnosis is unique. People with psoriasis should work with dermatologists, primary care physicians, pharmacists and their entire healthcare team to manage psoriasis. If you’ve been diagnosed with this chronic condition, find…

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Over-the-Counter Remedies for People with Chronic Pain

Author: Brian Jones, Clinical Pharmacist If you’re one of the millions of Americans who live with chronic pain, you know how challenging it can be to find relief. With Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) you’re not alone in managing your pain and your medication therapy. HPS wants to help you live easier, healthier and happier with…

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6 Gardening Tips for People with a Chronic Condition

Author: Amy Adams, Clinical Pharmacist Bright, colorful flowers can really light up a room and boost your mood, and nothing tastes quite like homegrown vegetables. Gardening is an excellent hobby with lifelong health and wellness benefits, especially for people living with chronic health conditions. Keep reading to find out more about the benefits and learn…

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Breastfeeding Nutrition from a Registered Dietitian

Author: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian If you’ve made the decision to breastfeed, you probably already know that breastmilk is beneficial for your baby’s development, providing key nutrients to help them grow healthy and strong. In order to produce nutritious breast milk for your baby, you need to eat healthy, nutritious meals. This includes eating a…

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The Dangers of Uncontrolled Anger when Managing Chronic Pain

Author: Brian Jones, HPS Clinical Pharmacist Everyone experiences negative emotions such as fear, sadness, guilt and anger. People with chronic pain are often too familiar with these negative emotions. When negative emotions get out of control, it can start to affect your health. If you have a chronic condition, it’s important to recognize your negative…

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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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