10 Ways to be a Wise Healthcare Consumer

February is National Wise Healthcare Consumer Month, a time to reconsider how we shop for benefits and services related to our own health. Purdue University pharmacy student and Amber Pharmacy intern, Michael Stepanovic, shares 10 tips on how to be a wise healthcare consumer.  

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American Heart Month | Keeping Your Cholesterol in Check

By: San Bernardino Pharmacy Manager Teresa Kelley February is American Heart Month, and having healthy cholesterol levels is an important part of having a healthy heart. So what is cholesterol and why is it important? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in all of the cells of your body and in certain foods. Your body…

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Lifestyle Changes to be Heart-Healthy

By: Registered Dietitian Megan Hall Are you trying to live a heart-healthy lifestyle? You might be wondering if you take medicine for your heart if you still need to practice healthy habits. The answer is yes. Your lifestyle does matter – a lot. The American Heart Association stresses the impact of lifestyle changes to reduce the…

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Amber Pharmacy Launches Patient Web Portal

Amber Pharmacy recently launched an online web portal for patients and caregivers, making it easier than ever to manage prescriptions online. The online patient portal launched in early 2018 and has become popular with patients who want to manage their prescriptions on-the-go. With an Amber Pharmacy portal account, patients can: Refill a prescription. Now you…

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What You Should Know About Tardive Dyskinesia

By: Jennifer Howder, Pharm.D., BCOP, Clinical Pharmacist Unless it has affected you or someone you love, you probably haven’t heard of tardive dyskinesia (TD). Even though TD is rare, it affects more people than you may realize. The disorder is estimated to affect at least 500,000 people in the United States. TD is a disorder…

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Blood Donation Facts & Figures

January is National Blood Donor Month. This health observance recognizes and celebrates the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. According to the American Red Cross, more than 14,000 donations are needed every day to keep the blood supply ready and available to meet the needs of about 2,600 hospitals, clinics and cancer centers across…

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Coping with a Chronic Diagnosis

Patient Education & Resources Manager Kris Admire, Certified Case Manager Chronic diseases affect a large number of people – about 40 million Americans are limited in their usual activities due to one or more chronic health conditions, according to the National Health Council. Being diagnosed with a chronic illness is a life-changing moment and can…

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5 Tips to Be Your Best Self in 2018

By: Amber Pharmacy Registered Dietitian Megan Hall You may have pictured it in your head numerous times – the best version of you. The best could mean the healthiest version, the happiest version, the smoke-free version or the less-stressed version. Whatever your best version means, the following five tips may help you reach your maximum…

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Amber Pharmacy and Omaha Community Come Together to Help Women in Need

Amber Pharmacy employees and other area businesses have come together to donate 218 personal care bags to women in need through the Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA) in Omaha. The WCA offers programs that address the many issues facing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault while working to reduce the number of future victims…

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Cold and Flu Season Tips from an Amber Pharmacy Nurse

By: Michele, RN, OCN, Amber Pharmacy Clinical Nurse Tis the season, and I’m not talking about the holiday season. Cold and flu season is the time of year to be extra vigilant against germs. The flu alone causes U.S. workers to miss up to 111 million workdays at an estimated $7 billion a year in sick…

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