Inflammatory

Understanding Lupus: 5 Lifestyle Tips After Your Diagnosis

Authors: Shelby Dick, Pharmacy Intern; Catherine Nguyen, Pharmacy Intern and Connie Kerkhove, Clinical Pharmacist Lupus is an autoimmune disorder. It can be a challenging condition for doctors to diagnose. Once diagnosed, however, many people are able to manage their condition well. Here are five lifestyle tips for after your lupus diagnosis. Understand the Different Types…

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Cycling Benefits for Arthritis Pain

Author: Matt Way, Clinical Pharmacist  Cycling is gaining momentum as a popular hobby and a fun way to stay active. For people with pain and joint stiffness from arthritis, cycling can be a great exercise option. You can enjoy numerous health benefits from cycling regularly.  Routine daily activities that rely upon proper balance, strength, and…

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6 Psoriasis Myths

Author: Justin Woods, Clinical Pharmacist August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Psoriasis affects roughly 7.5 million people in the U.S. Although it’s a relatively common condition, there are a lot of misunderstandings about psoriasis. To help raise psoriasis awareness and understanding, we’re busting six common myths about this chronic condition. Myth: Psoriasis is just dry skin.…

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4 Ways the Fourth of July Can Affect Asthma

Author: Paige Blatchford The Fourth of July is the perfect time to enjoy firework displays, swimming pools, barbecues and the great outdoors. However, these summer festivities can also aggravate your asthma symptoms. Don’t let asthma get in the way of Fourth of July fun this year. Here are four ways the Fourth of July can…

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Managing Ulcerative Colitis: Nutrition and Infusion Tips

Authors: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian and Michele Martindale, RN, OCN, Amber Pharmacy Clinical Nurse Learning to manage ulcerative colitis (UC) is important for your overall comfort and health. At Amber Pharmacy, one of the ways we help patients manage their UC is by providing resources for nutrition and tips for infusion therapy. UC is an…

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A Piece of the Inflammatory Puzzle: Meet Connie Kerkhove

Author: Amber Pharmacy When it comes to managing inflammatory conditions, piecing together the right care plan can feel like a difficult puzzle. Fortunately, the people who work in the Inflammatory Center of Excellence (COE) at Amber Pharmacy are excellent at solving puzzles. Amber Pharmacy Centers of Excellence Amber Pharmacy is organized into Centers of Excellence…

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5 Tips for Better Asthma Control

Author: Paige Blatchford  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) celebrates National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month every May. May is often the worst month for asthma and allergy sufferers. Here are five tips to help you control your asthma this May and all year long. Know Your Triggers A trigger is an item…

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9 Tips to Stay Healthy While Taking Medications that can Affect Your Immune System

Author: Michele Martindale  Sometimes the medications that heal patients also increase their chances of getting sick. Transplant recipients and people with HIV, rheumatoid arthritis or cancer are some of the patients at Amber Pharmacy who take medications that can weaken their immune system and increase their risk of infection. It’s important for both patients and…

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How to Break the Psoriasis-Stress Cycle

By: Kris Admire, Certified Case Manager, Patient Education & Resources Manager Roughly 7.5 million people in the U.S. are living with psoriasis. As August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, I’d like to share a few stress-reduction tips for people living with psoriasis. Having psoriasis itself can cause stress and stress can worsen psoriasis—making it a vicious…

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