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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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Author: Paige Blatchford, Clinical Pharmacist The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. With spring in full swing, it’s peak season for people with allergies and asthma, and the ideal time to spread awareness and educate patients and loved ones. Allergy Overview Allergies affect…

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The Effects of Gestational Diabetes for You and Your Baby

Author: Abby Cate, Clinical Pharmacist If you have high blood sugar levels during your pregnancy, your doctor may diagnose you with gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed in women who did not have diabetes before getting pregnant but have high glucose levels during their pregnancy. Why Some Women Get Gestational Diabetes Throughout your pregnancy, you…

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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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Understanding Secondary Immunodeficiency Disorders

Author: Abby Cate, Clinical Pharmacist Your immune system is your body’s natural defense against germs, bacteria and viruses that can make you sick. It’s normal for your immune system to go through highs and lows. Your everyday sleep habits, stress levels and other lifestyle choices affect your body’s natural defense system. Sometimes when your immune…

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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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