Millions of Americans struggle with pre-diabetes and many don’t even know it. It’s a precursor to full blown diabetes, which has long plagued the Mid-South. But, thankfully, it can be reversed! The first step is knowing you have prediabetes, and that’s where Compwell’s Lynn Ward comes in. The whole health educator and wellness coach visited WREG’s Live at 9:00 to explain.
Many medications come with certain instructions, like whether it’s important to eat when taking the drug or if there are side effects to watch for. But did you know some drugs may have interactions with the foods you eat? Compwell’s Ashley Ellis weighed in on the subject for Everyday Health.
Migraine affects 39 million people in the United States, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Even though it’s a common condition, many people with migraine experience loneliness, which can make symptoms even worse. Tapping into a community of people with this condition can help you feel less alone, though. By joining a migraine support group and bolstering your current network, you can feel more understood. Compwell’s Ashley Ellis provided some insight on building that support network.
Many of us are eagerly awaiting our turn to get the COVID vaccine, and when it finally comes time to get vaccinated, it’s important to make sure the shot works to its full capacity without anything hindering its efficacy. Some experts have warned against getting a bad night of sleep or drinking alcohol before sitting down for your first dose. Now doctors are also warning that you should stop using ibuprofen and acetaminophen before getting your COVID vaccine. Ashley Ellis, Compwell’s director of clinical operations, weighed in.
As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ashley Ellis.
Ashley Ellis is a pharmacist, an educator and a business owner. She co-founded and works full-time as director of clinical operations for Compwell, a Memphis-based chronic care management company. In addition to her day job, Ashley is a mother of three and an advocate on the national level for eczema, an issue affecting 9.6 million of the nation’s children, including Ashley’s daughter.
Thirsty much? You’re always on the lookout for side effects like dizziness, headaches, constipation, and nausea when you start a new medication, but also consider that some meds may directly or indirectly lead to dehydration. Compwell’s Ashley Ellis weighs in.
For anyone who’s watched a drug commercial, it’s no surprise that many medications come with a long list of side effects, some of which may make you want to give up on taking them altogether. One common risk on these lists: weight gain. Compwell’s Ashley Ellis weighs in.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six in 10 Americans suffer from chronic conditions and illnesses, ranging from hypertension to diabetes. Unfortunately, the Mid-South is an epicenter for chronic patients.
In 2015, Brett Wright was president of Benevere Pharmacy, a company he founded. Within five years, he hoped to also establish a chronic care management platform. That platform is now a reality but through a different company — Compwell — which he also founded.