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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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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