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Kimberly Hoff Pharm D, BCPS, BCACP, CDE

My name is Kimberly Hoff. Currently, I am a Walgreens clinical advisor for MTM and health testing along with prn positions for independent pharmacy in Kirkwood and hospital pharmacy in Troy. I

NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is often unknown. It manifests similarly to metabolic syndrome. It can result in non alcoholic fatty liver or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. These conditions are extremely common in diabetics (69%) and obesity (90%). Thus, the established risks are type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypercholestemia, and obesity. In addition, …

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HOW TO MASTER METABOLISM

HOW TO MASTER METABOLISM

What diet is most effective? How much exercise is recommended?  Is exercise or diet more effective?   Providing an answer to each of these questions requires the understanding of metabolism.  Metabolism is how efficiently the body utilizes ingested fuel.  It is composed of the resting metabolic rate, physical activity, and …

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EXERCISE HOW TO EXERCISE CORRECTLY?

EXERCISE HOW TO EXERCISE CORRECTLY?

Exercise is planned activity. Exercise comes in variable types, for example, aerobic, anaerobic, flexible, and balance programs. Regardless of the variations, exercise benefits are shared. Exercise reduces blood pressure and cholesterol, eases anxiety, enhances mood elevation, improves cardiovascular and pulmonary function, regulates blood glucose levels to prevent diabetes development, slows …

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MENSTRUAL RELATED DISORDERS

MENSTRUAL RELATED DISORDERS

Menstrual related disorders are widespread.  These disorders include primary dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.  Treatment is individualized following a general standard of care. Primary Dysmenorrhea Primary dysmenorrhea is difficult or painful menstruation.  Symptomatic the individual experiences cramping and lower abdominal pain.  The pathology includes …

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CONTRACEPTION

CONTRACEPTION

Pregnancies often are unintended. Currently, 45-62% of pregnancies are unintended. These pregnancies often result in increased preterm delivery, low birth weight, and abortion. Thus, contraceptive methods are available for pregnancy prevention. These methods include spermicide, condoms, withdrawal, sponge, combined hormonal contraceptives, intrauterine devices, implants, and sterilization. COMBINED HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES Combined …

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Bugs

Bugs

Bugs, bugs, bugs, everywhere there are bugs. Lice, scabies, ticks, and mosquitos all infect humans in unique ways. Lice or Pediculosis Capitis is responsible for millions of infections yearly in the United States. Lice are approximately 3 mm in length, wingless, unable to fly or jump, spread in times of …

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TICKS AND MOSQUITOS

TICKS AND MOSQUITOS

Vector borne diseases result in approximately one million deaths annually. Vector-borne diseases include flies, ticks, and mosquitos. These arthropods transmit viruses, bacteria, and spirochetes resulting in diseases such as West Nile Virus, Dengue, Colorado Tick Fever, Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis, Tularemia, Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever, Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness, and Lyme Disease. …

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Burns

Burns

Burns are optimally treated upon thorough assessment. Assessment entails evaluating cause, depth, area, complications, and associated medical conditions. With complete assessment, burn victims will be treated effectively. Causes of burns can be thermal, electrical, chemical, or radiation. Depth of burns can be first degree, second degree, third degree, or fourth …

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Tread or Float

For the last 14 years I have had the honor of witnessing people journey through some of the most difficult times of their lives to emerge as happier, healthier and whole people. As a mental health therapist I fulfill multiple roles on a daily basis; teacher, healer, helper, educator, coach, …

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OBESITY

OBESITY

Obesity is excessive accumulation of fat. It is determined based on body mass index. Thus BMI < 18.5 are underweight, 18.5-24.5 are normal, 25-29.9 are overweight, and > 30 is obese.? Current rates depict 1 in every 7 children are obese, tripling from 1980. Obesity prevalence is approximately 70% in …

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