A Guide to Renting a Wheelchair for Spring Break

A Guide to Renting a Wheelchair for Spring Break

If you are going on Spring Break injured (or with an injured family member) you probably have some questions about how you’re going to get around. Should you rent a wheelchair when you get to your destination? Or should you rent a wheelchair before the trip? Can you fly commercial with a wheelchair? Questions like…

A Guide to Taking Your Medications on Vacation!

A Guide to Taking Your Medications on Vacation!

Spring is just around the corner, or so the warmer weather tells me. Spring is the first ‘break’ of the year, and many people go on sunny, tropical vacations. Medications seem to be the last thing on many people’s list of stuff to bring with them on vacation, and often get left at home. While…

Start Your New Diet Now: National Nutrition Month

Start Your New Diet Now: National Nutrition Month

It’s my favorite month of the year! Okay, second favorite, after August (my birth month). March marks National Nutrition Month and as a nutrition student and enthusiastic foodie, I love having an entire month dedicated to something I am so passionate about. As a student, I am continually cultivating new skills and learning how best…

Shop Local and Find a Great Pharmacy

Shop Local and Find a Great Pharmacy

Have you wondered why every pharmacy you walk into looks the same? CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, WalMart—they all look like they came out of the same pharmacy factory. Tile floors, tons of bright overhead lights, shelves that have exactly the same products at any location; these are just some of the noticeable features that make…

Kids in the Family Business

Kids in the Family Business

When we work on Oswald’s social media, we often find ourselves digging through the ‘archives’ of old family photos. It’s always exciting to come across pictures of kids in the pharmacy. Like this picture of my father Bill at the pharmacy (c. 1962): Or this picture of my Grandma dressed in a Kodak Film box…

Essential Oil Cleaning with Sunleaf Naturals

Essential Oil Cleaning with Sunleaf Naturals

Last week we put out a lot of our Easter items at the store. I’m just loving seeing all the color, breaking me from this year’s winter funk. I’m so ready for Spring. So, in the spirit of Spring, I decided to do a deep clean of my kitchen and living room. I used Sunleaf…

Common Health Myths: Colds & the Flu

Common Health Myths: Colds & the Flu

Now that we are finally in February (and past that nasty Polar Vortex!), March and springtime are just around the corner. With most of the cold winter months behind us, it can be easy to let down our guard when it comes to avoiding the cold and flu. According to the CDC, however, flu season…

Find the Crutches You Need

Find the Crutches You Need

Crutches can be the most affordable option for both major and minor lower leg injuries. Knee scooters may be faster, but they are more expensive. Wheelchairs may be more comfortable, but they are slower. If you are in decent physical shape, why wouldn’t you get a nice pair of crutches for your recovery? Questions to…

Need a Lightweight Wheelchair? Take a Look at Transport Chairs!

Need a Lightweight Wheelchair? Take a Look at Transport Chairs!

Are you having trouble getting a wheelchair in and out of your car? What about carrying it upstairs or downstairs? Even ‘lightweight’ wheelchairs can be a struggle to move around. Do you need an affordable solution that can make lifting a wheelchair easier? A transport chair might be just what you’re looking for. What is…

A Message From Wil

A Message From Wil

Hey everyone! My dad has been taking some time off recently to remodel his kitchen, living room, and dining room (don’t worry, my mom approved it all). He asked me to write a ‘Message from Wil,’ detailing the changes I am helping my brother Alex make here at Ozzie’s. I’m sure some of you have…

Do Fad Diets Work? A Pharmacist’s Take

Do Fad Diets Work? A Pharmacist’s Take

One popular theme New Year’s Resolutions are centered around is the desire to lose weight.  Every new year sees gym memberships spike, with many people looking at the newest, ‘best’ diet to help them lose weight and become healthier. It’s all too easy to fall into the trap set by one of those popular “fad…

Preventing Falls at Home

Preventing Falls at Home

Many of the worst falls seniors experience happen at home. Nearly 1 in 5 of these falls results in serious injuries like broken bones or a head injury. Even worse, around 47% of seniors who fall cannot get up without assistance! Falls at home can be prevented—you just need to add a few inexpensive products…