A Message From Alex December 2022

A Message From Alex December 2022

Growing up at the pharmacy, my favorite time of the year was December. I loved seeing the store transform with Christmas decorations, holiday music playing overhead, hot apple cider for our customers at the pharmacy counter, and of course, tons of holiday candy! Talking with my grandparents Bob and Jean (4th gen. owners) last week,…

Best Gift Puzzles

Best Gift Puzzles

Heading into the holidays this year, we thought it would be a great idea to share some of our favorite gift puzzles & puzzle brands. These puzzles aren’t limited to being used as gifts for the holidays–they make great gifts year-round! Without further ado, let’s get to the puzzles and brands. Springbok Puzzles Founded in…

Medical Equipment Rentals: Holiday Edition

Medical Equipment Rentals: Holiday Edition

Surgeries and other medical procedures aren’t scheduled around good weather or good travel times. This means medical equipment rentals are needed year-round. While the medical equipment rental process doesn’t change as the seasons change, the availability or necessary types of equipment might. Let’s take a look at some popular types of medical equipment rentals and…

What is Telehealth?

What is Telehealth?

Believe it or not, COVID-19 eventually led to some good things. Standing tall among those good things was the wider adoption of telehealth practices. But what is telehealth? Telehealth in a Nutshell Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, is the practice of healthcare services without an in-person visit. The ‘tele’ part of telehealth comes from the…

My Head Hurts: Headache or Migraine?

My Head Hurts: Headache or Migraine?

Headaches are one of the most common symptoms we experience – but how do I know if it’s just a headache or if I am having a migraine? What are the differences between the two and how can I treat them?  Three Common Types of Headaches Tension Headaches. The most common; pain starts from the…

A Message From Alex November 2022

A Message From Alex November 2022

October was a busy month around Oswalds: We celebrated 4th generation owner Bob Anderson’s 91st Birthday on the 19th, hosted a Halloween event at the Plaza on the 29th, and participated in a Naperville Park District Halloween event on the 30th all while the pharmacy staff was keeping extra busy with ‘flu shot season’ –…

Lift Chairs for Sleep: Golden DeLuna Series

Lift Chairs for Sleep: Golden DeLuna Series

It can be tough to find a lift chair that is great for both sitting and sleeping in. Many power lift recliners are designed for one purpose or the other, not both. Golden Technologies’ latest line, the DeLuna series, however, was designed to change this. The DeLuna Series was inspired by the moon according to…

Eco-Friendly Gifts

Eco-Friendly Gifts

Looking for the perfect gift for the environmentalist in your life? Or are you just interested in buying gifts you can feel good about? Either way, the products in this article are for you! Our gift buyers have made a conscious effort to find some of the best natural, vegan, and eco-friendly gift items on…

The Big 3: Influenza (Flu) vs. The Common Cold vs. COVID-19

The Big 3: Influenza (Flu) vs. The Common Cold vs. COVID-19

Signs, Symptoms, & Treatment Signs & Symptoms Cold Flu Treatment Onset of symptoms Gradual Abrupt Fever Rare Usual Acetaminophen/Tylenol Aches Slight Usual Ibuprofen, Tylenol Chills Uncommon Fairly common Fluids, layering clothes, Tylenol Fatigue/weakness Sometimes Usual Sneezing Common Sometimes Antihistamine Chest discomfort/cough Mild to moderate Common Wet cough → Mucinex Dry Cough → Dextromethorphan Stuffy nose…

A Message From Alex October 2022

A Message From Alex October 2022

With the autumnal equinox taking place on September 22nd, the weather decided to play its part! Just the day before on the 21st we had a high of 85 degrees. By Thursday it dropped to 65 (a low of 46). My wife Jenna and I had a fire and cooked chili and roasted marshmallows over…

Sensory Toys for Babies & Toddlers

Sensory Toys for Babies & Toddlers

Making sure your baby or toddler stays engaged and curious about the world around them is an important part of their development. One of the best ways to encourage this is by finding sensory toys made for this! Melissa & Doug has a reputation for making sustainable & high-quality toys for children of all ages.…

Travel Medical Equipment: Aids to Daily Living

Travel Medical Equipment: Aids to Daily Living

It can be tough to find medical equipment designed for travel. Everything from wheelchairs to mobility scooters is primarily designed without travel capabilities in mind. But what about aids living? Aids to daily living are small items designed to help with difficulties people develop due to medical conditions. They may seem like a category of…