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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The Transplant Teacher: Meet Clinical Pharmacist Rusty Helser

Author: Amber Pharmacy  Rusty Helser is a clinical pharmacist with the Transplant Center of Excellence (COE) at Amber Pharmacy. After attending Chadron State College, Rusty earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. A Passion for Patient Education Patient education comes naturally for Rusty, and it’s one of the reasons he…

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Managing Your Migraines This Fall

Author: Jennifer Howder, Clinical Pharmacist  Each person has unique migraine triggers. It can be hard to figure out what’s causing your migraine attacks, especially since triggers can change with the seasons. Learn more about potential fall migraine triggers, and try these helpful tips to get your migraines under control. Fall Weather and Migraines Barometric pressure,…

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Youth Sports and Chronic Illnesses

Author: Pam Helser, Clinical Pharmacist  As the new school year begins, many kids also head back to sports practice. Children often start participating in sports from a young age. If your child has a chronic health condition, however, you may have some concerns. A chronic illness, such as asthma, juvenile arthritis and other health conditions,…

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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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5 Steps to Manage Treatment for Chronic Conditions this Summer

Author: Jill Allard, Clinical Pharmacist  It’s easy for our schedules to fall out of order during the summer months. With baseball games, vacations, pool parties and more, there are many distractions. If you have a chronic health condition, however, don’t let your treatment interrupt summer fun. It’s important to stay on track with your medication…

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Flavorful Heart-Healthy Summer Recipes

Author: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian Eating your way to a healthier heart can seem like a challenge. While you may have to change your diet, managing your cholesterol doesn’t have to mean eating boring meals or eliminating your favorite foods. Fire up the grill and spice up your meals with these flavorful, heart-healthy summer recipes…

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Amber Pharmacy Welcomes New Clinical Director of Trade Relations

OMAHA, NEB. – Shelly Nickerson, Pharm.D. joins Amber Pharmacy’s trade relations team as the new clinical director. As the clinical director of trade relations, Dr. Nickerson will provide clinical expertise within the trade department. This position will facilitate business development opportunities for both Amber Pharmacy and Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions (HPS). Dr. Nickerson’s primary role is…

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Shedding Light on Light Sensitivity

Author: Connie Kerkhove, Clinical Pharmacist  The hot summer sun can feel like enemy number one for people with light sensitivity. Light sensitivity can change the way you perform day-to-day activities, especially in the summertime. People taking certain medications and people who have chronic health conditions may be more sensitive to light. Learn more about photosensitivity…

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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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