Managing Childhood Epilepsy Syndromes

Author: Melinda Hargrove, Houston Pharmacy Manager One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy during their lifetime, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. However, even though epilepsy is a relatively common diagnosis, it affects everyone differently. Seizures are unique. Someone experiencing a seizure may be visibly shaking or stiff and rigid. Epilepsy is a broad term to…

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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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Home Infusion Therapy Experience Led by Muataz, Dallas Pharmacy Manager

Author: Amber Pharmacy  Home infusion therapy requires specialized expertise, especially from the pharmacists who manage these therapies. Successful outcomes depend on the infusion pharmacist making sound clinical decisions, coordinating with a patient’s entire healthcare team and adjusting the infusion therapy to meet each patient’s unique needs. Patients and healthcare providers both rely on the infusion…

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4 Benefits to Home Infusion Therapy

Author: Muataz Noffel, Clinical Pharmacist  There are many different ways to take your medicine. Taking medicine orally means you’re swallowing a pill or formula. Getting your medicine through infusion therapy means it’s administered directly into your vein. Many different conditions can be treated with infusion therapy. Sometimes infusion therapy lasts a couple weeks. In some…

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How Health Literacy Affects Both Patients and Providers

Author: Kris Admire, Certified Case Manager  October is Health Literacy Month. Health literacy from a patient’s perspective describes a patient’s ability to read and understand information and directions relating to healthcare. From a healthcare provider’s perspective, health literacy is about communicating information clearly and effectively. Health literacy involves a variety of healthcare topics. Common questions…

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7 Tips to Manage a Chronic Condition in College

Author: Justin Woods, Clinical Pharmacist  Managing a chronic illness in college can be an adjustment. For many young adults, it’s their first time living away from home and taking more responsibility for managing their chronic condition. Here are seven tips to manage a chronic condition in college to make your transition easier. Manage Your Schedule…

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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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Health Insurance Basics for People with Chronic Conditions

Authors: Molly Gard, HR Director and Julie Zatizabal, SVP of Trade Relations  Autumn is a great time to reevaluate your current health benefits and make decisions about your policy for next year. Understanding health insurance can be a headache, especially if you have a chronic health condition. At Amber Pharmacy, we help our patients maximize…

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