Thank a Pharmacist this October

By: Chief Pharmacy Officer Micaila Ruiz October is American Pharmacists Month and it’s the perfect time to thank pharmacists for all they do. You may not realize it, but pharmacists do so much more than count pills for patients. Pharmacists focus most of their time and energy on ensuring patients receive safe and effective drug therapy.…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Self-Awareness Is Key

By: Jill Raybourn, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist Sadly, breast cancer has touched almost all of our lives in some way. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, with one in eight women in the U.S. being diagnosed in her lifetime, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Now that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month,…

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5 Foods for Heart Health

By: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian Heart disease causes about one in every four deaths in the United States, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. Medical conditions and lifestyle choices may put you at a higher risk for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, obesity, poor diet,…

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Amber Pharmacy President Mike Agostino Wins Distinguished Service Award

OMAHA, NEB. (Sept. 19, 2017) – Mike Agostino, president of Amber Pharmacy and Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions, has been awarded the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). Agostino was given the award at the NASP Annual Meeting and Educational Conference. The Distinguished Service Award is given annually to an individual who…

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5 Pharmacy Myths Busted

By: Jennifer Howder, Pharm.D., BCOP, Clinical Pharmacist Patients rarely get the opportunity to see what goes on behind pharmacy doors, which is why there are misconceptions about pharmacies and pharmacy staff. Our team wanted to debunk some common myths by sharing the facts. Myth: Pharmacists just count pills all day. Fact: Pharmacists do so much more!…

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Medications for Patients Impacted by Recent Hurricanes

Amber Pharmacy has been closely monitoring Hurricane Irma to see how our patient population will be impacted. To ensure patients have the medications they need, we have been contacting our Florida patients to order refills before the storm hits. If you are an Amber Pharmacy patient who is evacuated and you don’t have any medication…

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Three Best Practices to Avoid Foodborne Illnesses

By: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian September is National Food Safety Awareness Month. Food safety is always important, even when cooking at home. More than 20 percent of foodborne illness outbreaks result from food that was consumed in the home. Microbes that can potentially cause foodborne illnesses get into food through poor hygiene, time-temperature abuse and…

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Protecting Your Family from Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

By: Paige Blatchford, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) season is upon us. Though RSV is a common winter virus for most children, it can be life threatening for some. On average, RSV leads to 57,527 hospitalizations among children younger than five each year. For most children, RSV is not a major concern. The…

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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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