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 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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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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Understanding Immunodeficiency Disorders: The Basics

Author: Michaela Wachal, Clinical Pharmacist  Understanding immunodeficiency disorders can be a challenge. It’s overwhelming to go through an abundance of highly technical information to get a grasp on the fundamentals. At Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions (HPS), we want to make life simple for people living with complex health conditions. If you or a loved one has…

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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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Celebrate World Cancer Day on February 4, 2019

Author: Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions  Every year on February 4, countries and citizens throughout the world unite to fight against cancer. It is one day that is focused on raising awareness and encouraging individuals and governments to take action through policies, legislation, investment and innovation. Origins of World Cancer Day World Cancer Day was created by…

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Cervical Cancer Myths and Facts

As we wrap up January, learn more about Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Do you know the most common myths and facts about cervical cancer? Click here to learn more.  

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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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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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