7 Tips to Manage MS This Summer

Author: Amy Adams, Clinical Pharmacist  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the brain, spinal cord and other parts of the central nervous system. In many cases, people with MS will have difficulty with balance, vision and muscle control. One way to manage MS symptoms is to stay cool, which is not always easy…

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Exercising with Chronic Pain: Is it Worth it?

Author: Brian Jones, Clinical Pharmacist  Pain alerts you when something is wrong. In many cases, this helps keep you safe. For people who live with chronic pain, however, pain is often part of everyday life. Chronic pain is common among U.S. adults. A report from the American Academy of Pain Medicine says that chronic pain…

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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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What is Growth Hormone Deficiency?

Author: Brian Jones, Clinical Pharmacist  The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) helps raise awareness about conditions many people have never encountered. Increased awareness for these conditions often leads to medical advancements and improved patient resources. One rare condition that has benefited from awareness and improved treatment options is growth hormone deficiency (GHD). GHD is…

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Answers to Your Hepatitis C Questions

Author: Michaela Wachal About 2.7 million people have hepatitis C in the U.S. alone, according to HepC.com. While millions of Americans are living with this virus, many don’t understand how it affects their bodies or whether or not it can be cured. It’s normal to have a lot of questions. Hepatitis C, also called hep…

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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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7 Easy Ways to Improve Men’s Health

Author: Brian Jones Men are more likely than women to avoid taking care of their health. They’re also more likely to have unhealthy habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol excessively.* Men, you don’t have to make drastic changes to improve your overall wellbeing. It’s easy to make simple changes every day that can have…

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Asthma Basics: What You Need to Know

Author: Michaela Wachal May is Asthma Awareness Month. One in 13 people has asthma, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Asthma is one of the most common and most costly diseases across the U.S.* Here is what you need to know about asthma. Asthma Basics Asthma is a chronic condition that causes a…

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