Infectious Disease

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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Protect Your Baby from RSV this Winter

Author: Lori Wells, Clinical Pharmacist  Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that can cause an infection in the upper respiratory tract, which includes the mouth, nose and throat, and the lungs. In healthy older children and adults, RSV usually only causes mild disease with symptoms similar to a cold. In infants and those…

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Hepatitis C Facts

By: Paige Blatchford, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist July 28 marks World Hepatitis Day. This health observance is an important one. It’s one of only four disease-specific global awareness days endorsed by the World Health Organization. Amber Pharmacy is proud to care for patients with hepatitis and in honor of World Hepatitis Day, below are some facts about…

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