Back to School Tips if Your Child has a Chronic Illness

By: Teresa Kelley, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Manager It’s August already and that means one thing in my house—back to school. As parents check school supply lists, get backpacks out, and prepare for that big first day, parents of children with chronic illnesses have some extra homework to do. This could be because of potential absences or…

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Why I Work at Amber Pharmacy

By: Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Jo Ann Hyres When asked why I work at Amber Pharmacy, the first word that comes to mind is heart. But before I get into that, let me explain why I left the sunny state of Florida and moved to Nebraska to be a part of this…

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How to Protect Your Skin from Damaging UV Rays

By: Richard Ang, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the easiest ways to prevent skin cancer. Despite this, only 14 percent of American men and 30 percent of American women apply sunscreen before heading outdoors for more than an hour. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, like UV radiation from the…

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11 Medication Travel Tips from an Amber Pharmacy Nurse

By: Michele, RN, OCN, Amber Pharmacy Clinical Nurse Summer is in full swing and many of us are trying to squeeze in a quick getaway before fall arrives. We all deserve a break from the day to day but when your routine changes, it can make managing your medication regimen tough. It’s easy to miss doses,…

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Caregiver Award Named for First Recipient, Debra Hendriks

Behind every patient is a spouse, parent, sibling or friend that is doing everything to make a patient’s life easier. Caregivers offer unconditional love and are there day in and day out through some of the darkest hours. They are often the most important person in a patient’s life. However, caregivers are often overlooked because…

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Hepatitis C Facts

By: Paige Blatchford, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist July 28 marks World Hepatitis Day. This health observance is an important one. It’s one of only four disease-specific global awareness days endorsed by the World Health Organization. Amber Pharmacy is proud to care for patients with hepatitis and in honor of World Hepatitis Day, below are some facts about…

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3 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Healthcare Team

By: Kris Admire, Certified Case Manager, Patient Education & Resources Manager Hearing you have a complex health condition is overwhelming and can leave your head spinning. You may have a million questions or you may not want to talk about it at all. Add medical jargon, various treatment options and healthcare costs on top of that…

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Staying Cool with MS | 7 Tips to Beat the Heat

By: Maggie Lee, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist Summer is here and if you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may not be welcoming the warm weather. People with MS know firsthand how heat can worsen symptoms. If that isn’t already troubling, MS can make you sensitive to changes in temperature. This intolerance to heat happens because the…

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How to Conveniently Manage Your Meds with Mobile Apps

By: Kelli Wyant, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Supervisor Most of us live busy lives, which can make remembering to take medication difficult. If your treatment is complex and you have to take different pills at different times every day, it can be confusing, making the problem of forgetfulness even worse. Not taking medication as prescribed is called non-adherence.…

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