Tag Archive: disease-state management

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 5:00 pm

Ease Into Exercise To Benefit Mind, Body, and Soul

It’s time to break out those new sneakers and start an exercise program for a healthier mind, body, and soul. The calendar and weather are finally in sync, so there are fewer reasons to delay getting outdoors to begin low impact physical activity such as walking. If you have any health concerns, or it has been a long while since you have engaged in regular exercise, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare provider before you initiate a new exercise program. It’s better to be aware of any precautions and follow recommendations so as to avoid injury and make...

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:30 pm

A Medication Reminder and More For Really, Really Busy People…Yes, That’s You!

Let’s face it, no one enjoys having to take medication. This is especially true when it is necessary to do so on a routine basis. In a word it can be simply… inconvenient.  Not only is it difficult to deal with the hassle of obtaining the medication, but also it is a hassle to remember to take medication. The hassle-factor is further compounded when you add on multiple medications. Layer this into a busy lifestyle and it’s no wonder most of us have difficulty staying on top of our medication schedules. As Pharmacists, we know all too well the challenges...

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015 11:30 am

Successful Transitions to Independence For Young Adults with Hemophilia

For young adults with hemophilia, making the transition from parent guided care with supervised prophylaxis treatment to independence is a crucially important time in the management of their disease. Without thorough planning and follow up, this transition period can lead to prophylaxis non-adherence, increased bleeding risk and joint damage progression. Finding your way with Hemophilia In order to make a successful transition to independence, it is necessary for young adult hemophiliacs to have a good understanding of : • their hemophilia and its uniqueness • their hemophilia treatment plan • the natural clinical consequence of their disease • the value of...

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:30 am

Does Your New Year’s Resolution Include a New Diet Aid Supplement?

Results you can feel excited about!(Photo credit: Kathleen Kvilhaug) Three weeks into the New Year and several pounds heavier than desired, the search for a new diet is on. While checking out the latest fad diets it may be tempting to consider a diet aid supplement to jump start a New Year’s weight-loss resolution.  With a dizzying array of diet aids to select from, the choice can be daunting. Marketing experts do their best to design ads and packaging that grab your attention and hold it long enough to produce a sale. That’s their job and they do it well....

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:00 am

Questions For The Pharmacist?

The state mandated offer to counsel, “Do you have any questions for the pharmacist?’, while not new, continues to remain an underutilized patient resource. Granted it may sound like a mere obligatory offer when you hear it repeated patient after patient at the pharmacy counter, but in reality it is so much more. Just ask any Pharmacist. Conversations uncover issues(Photo credit: Kathleen Kvilhaug) We love to talk with our patients! You are the reason we do what we do on a daily basis. And just in case you are wondering…there are no foolish questions. I believe most of my colleagues...

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