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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Managing Your Chronic Condition at Work: Know Your Legal Rights

Author: Joe Acierno, M.D., J.D.   The following content is not legal advice. This post is intended to provide general information. Finding a work-life balance can be challenging. When you add a chronic health condition into the mix, it can feel overwhelming. For many people, managing a chronic condition in the workplace is about juggling…

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Understanding Retail Pharmacy vs. Specialty Pharmacy

Author: Martha Peters, Regional Account Executive  As an account executive for Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions (HPS), one of my favorite parts of establishing and building relationships with healthcare professionals and patients is education. I often explain who we are at HPS, what we do and why the specialty and infusion pharmacy services we provide are so…

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Recognizing and Overcoming HIV Stigma of Healthcare Providers

Author: Kent Marburger, Pharmacy Intern; Paige Blatchford, Clinical Pharmacist  There are nearly 1.2 million people living with HIV in the U.S.  While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports an overall decline in HIV infections and diagnoses, there are still nearly 39,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Certain populations are more at risk for contracting…

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Surviving Winter with a Chronic Condition that Makes You Sensitive to Cold

Author: Amy Adams, Clinical Pharmacist   Certain chronic conditions and medical treatments make people more sensitive to cold weather. As the temperature drops, it’s important to know how to adjust so you can stay warm through the fall and winter months. Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) offers expert tips on how to survive winter with a…

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Simple Ways to Improve Male Fertility

Author: Brian Jones, Clinical Pharmacist  Roughly one-third of infertility cases are caused by male infertility. If you and your partner are struggling to get pregnant, your doctor or a fertility specialist will help you determine the cause. If you’re just starting to plan your family or you’ve been trying to conceive for a while, here…

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