A Message From Alex May 2020

A Message From Alex May 2020

My daughter Tillie (Oswald’s 7th generation!) just turned 4 in April of 2020. It wasn’t quite like the celebrations for her 1st, 2nd, or 3rd birthdays, as this one was spent under ‘shelter-in-place’ orders. The ‘celebration’ mostly took place over FaceTime with family on my cell phone. We called my wife Jenna’s parents and let…

Fun Activities While You’re Stuck at Home

Fun Activities While You’re Stuck at Home

We are all going through a difficult time right now. Quarantines and Social Distancing measures have changed our daily lives. Many of us are working from home—with a spouse working at home and the kids studying at home. We can’t even hug our loved ones! So, how can we take our mind off all these…

Pulse Oximeters and COVID-19

Pulse Oximeters and COVID-19

As we continue to deal with the evolving COVID-19 situation, medical recommendations are constantly changing. This leads to common medical products and devices becoming scarce seemingly overnight. Just a month ago it was nearly impossible to find thermometers at any store. The past week has put pulse oximeters on the public radar, leading to scarcity…

Your Guide to Personal Protective Equipment

Your Guide to Personal Protective Equipment

By now, you’ve probably heard the term “PPE” more times than you can count. Personal protective equipment (PPE) has become a household term due to COVID-19 and social distancing. It’s a tribute to how important PPE is to how fast the term went from obscurity to mainstream. Taking precautions to avoid getting sick is at…

A Message From Bill April 2020

A Message From Bill April 2020

Writing this Ozziegram, I realize we’re living under much different circumstances than what we had just 30 days ago. March started out with the COVID-19 virus seen as almost a backburner issue. The month ended with our everyday lives altered to a degree no one saw coming. In that short 30-day span here at the…

How to Make an Emergency Sick Kit

How to Make an Emergency Sick Kit

As the only pharmacist in my family, I often get asked what over-the-counter medications one should take for different ailments. When COVID-19 started coming to the United States, my dad asked me to make a kit of medications they might need in case they get sick and need to self-isolate. I walked around our OTC section…

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

A Message From Alex About Coronavirus I’m sure you’ve been reading non-stop about everything COVID-19. Apologies for adding to the noise, but I’d like to keep you up to date on what Oswald’s is doing to keep you, our staff, and our community safe. As a healthcare provider, we take our responsibility as a pharmacy…

Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQ

Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQ

Our pharmacists have been getting bombarded by questions regarding the coronavirus. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked coronavirus questions and had our Pharmacists answer them! What precautions can I take to avoid the coronavirus? Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the…

A Message From Bill March 2020

A Message From Bill March 2020

March is National Nutrition Month, so as a father to Alli-son, a future registered dietitian and husband to Nicki who spent much of her career in the health and fitness world, it’s impossible for me to avoid acknowledging this month. And with the sharp rise in chronic, non-communicable diseases in this country, the importance of…

Aspen Green CBD: Organic & Certified

Aspen Green CBD: Organic & Certified

Does your hemp containing CBD come with a pedigree? Aspen Green asks this question on their webpage, and for a good reason—a lot of the hemp people use isn’t satisfactorily inspected. The CBD industry is exploding right now. You can buy CBD oils, tinctures, gummies, and supplements from places like gas stations, smoke shops, and…