Inflammatory

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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The Importance of Medication Management to Achieve Crohn’s Disease Remission

Author: Amy Adams, Clinical Pharmacist Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract. The right medication therapy helps many people achieve and maintain Crohn’s disease remission. Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) emphasizes the importance of medication management to achieve Crohn’s disease remission to our patients and to anyone living with Crohn’s disease.…

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When Psoriasis Becomes Psoriatic Arthritis: What You Need to Know

Author: Abby Cate, Pharmacy Manager at HPS Des Moines  Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) occurs in nearly 1 million people across the U.S. This progressive disease affects your body both inside and out, causing joint pain and skin rashes. It’s important to understand PsA, especially if you’ve been diagnosed with psoriasis. When psoriasis becomes psoriatic arthritis, here’s…

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Raising Awareness of Juvenile Arthritis

Author: Michaela Wachal, Clinical Pharmacist  Many people don’t realize arthritis affects people of all ages, not just adults. July is National Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. This month is a time to raise awareness and education about juvenile arthritis. Over 300,000 kids in the U.S. are living with juvenile arthritis, according to the Arthritis National Research…

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Summer Recipes to Help Avoid Crohn’s Flare-Ups

Author: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian  People with Crohn’s disease often have to pay close attention to the foods they eat. Dietary restrictions can be frustrating, but you can mix up your meals and enjoy your favorite summer flavors without triggering a Crohn’s flare-up. Here are some summer recipes that are easy to make and easy…

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Managing Summer Psoriasis

Author: Amy Adams  Living with psoriasis can be tricky during the summertime. Many popular summer activities can either help improve your psoriasis or make plaques worse. Some people with psoriasis feel extra pressure to keep their skin clear during the warm months when tank tops, shorts and other more revealing clothes are popular. Keep reading to…

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