10 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Self-Injection

Author: Michaela Wachal, Clinical Pharmacist  It’s perfectly normal to be nervous around needles. Many people are uncomfortable when their doctor starts talking about shots, needle sticks and syringes. It’s important that this fear does not stop you from getting the health care you need, especially if you are prescribed a self-injection medication. Self-injections are a…

Read More

The Truth About Service Dogs

Author: Amy Adams, Clinical Pharmacist  People bringing emotional support peacocks, ducks, kangaroos and other exotic animals on airplanes often lead to viral news headlines. While it’s fun to read about these wild stories, it’s important to remember the difference between emotional support animals and service dogs. Both are important lifelines for many people but there…

Read More

5 Fertility Fundamentals

Author: Abby Cate, Clinical Pharmacist  There’s a lot of information available about improving your reproductive health and increasing your chances of getting pregnant. It can be hard to know what’s best for your body and your family. It’s important to remember that your body is unique and each couple has their own fertility struggles and…

Read More

Community, Specialty and Infusion Pharmacy Services at HPS Des Moines

Author: Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions  Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) is excited about our new location in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. This pharmacy is unique because it combines the convenience of traditional retail stores with all the services HPS specialty pharmacy has to offer, including our new infusion pharmacy services. Now that HPS Des Moines is located…

Read More

2 Truths and a Lie about Vaccines

Author: Michaela Wachal, Clinical Pharmacist  Before your kids head back to school, make sure they’re up to date on all their vaccinations. You may have questions about vaccine safety and potential side effects. As a pharmacist and a mother, I want what’s best for my kids. Let me assure you, vaccinations are safe for your…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More