Health Tips

Why Do I Have To Inject My Medicine? Understanding Route of Administration

Author: Jennifer Klutka, Clinical Pharmacist   If you’re prescribed a self-injected medication, it can be intimidating and scary at first. Many people wonder why they have to inject their medication instead of taking it in a pill form. The way medicine gets into your body matters. The term “route of administration” describes how you take…

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My Specialty Pharmacy Experience Made Me a Better Caregiver. It Can Help You Too

Author: Tige Bower, Account Executive Are you ready? Are you prepared? You typically hear these questions regarding tornado drills or disaster preparedness. This isn’t about a natural disaster, however. It’s about an unexpected diagnosis that many of us face at some point during our lives. We’ve all known friends and family members who have battled…

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How to Be a Great Caregiver to a Patient with a Chronic Condition

Author: Kris Admire, Certified Case Manager At Amber Pharmacy, we take pride in going above and beyond to provide personalized support for our patients’ clinical, physical, financial, educational and emotional needs. However, patients are not the only ones who need this support. Caregivers are spouses, relatives, friends and neighbors who can devote hours of every…

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Kidney Health and Chronic Kidney Disease

Author: Rusty Helser, Clinical Pharmacist on the Amber Pharmacy Transplant Center of Excellence Kidneys are crucial to your body’s waste management system. You need to take care of your kidneys throughout your entire life. Learn about kidney health and how it relates to chronic kidney disease, medications and organ transplants. Healthy kidneys filter blood and…

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Measles Outbreaks: A Reminder of Why We Vaccinate

Author: Paige Blatchford, Clinical Pharmacist The recent increase in measles outbreaks is both concerning and frustrating for many parents, healthcare providers and community members across the U.S. Measles is a highly contagious infection that can lead to serious health complications. Although the disease had nearly been eliminated from the U.S., it’s still making people sick.…

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Comorbidities: Managing Multiple Chronic Diseases

Author: Matt Way, Clinical Pharmacist It’s common for people with one chronic condition to develop additional, coexisting conditions. When these additional disease states exist at the same time as the original or primary condition, regardless of how they started, we refer to them as comorbidities. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one in…

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7 Self-Checks to Test Your Health at Home

Author: Michele, Registered Nurse  Regular checkups are an important way to monitor your health. It’s a good idea for you to become familiar with your body so you can detect changes. Self-exams can help you become aware of potential health problems and work with your doctor to prevent them from worsening. Here are seven self-checks…

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What African-Americans Should Know About High Blood Pressure Risks

Author: Teresa Kelley, Clinical Operations Supervisor  February is both Black History Month and American Heart Month. Many African-Americans across the U.S. have a history of high blood pressure, heart disease and other related complications. This month, we look at the history of high blood pressure prevalence in African-Americans and how to respond to this risk…

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6 Tips to Help You Manage Your Tardive Dyskinesia Diagnosis

Author: Jen Howder, Clinical Pharmacist on the Rare Disease Center of Excellence  Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a rare neurological disorder that can cause jerky, repetitive movements, trouble speaking and other side effects. Although it’s considered rare, TD affects more than 500,000 people in the U.S. This condition is a potential side effect of certain medications…

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Probiotics: What Are They and Are They Actually Good for You?

Author: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian  Health magazines and fitness gurus are all talking about probiotics. This kind of bacteria is not a new trend. Before you go all-in on probiotics, you should know how it can affect your body, especially if you have a chronic health condition. Learn more about what probiotics are and whether…

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