Great Gift Ideas for Graduation

Great Gift Ideas for Graduation

Graduation 2022 is coming up fast! Congratulations, parties, and gifts are in order to celebrate your loved ones. Finding a unique gift for your grad can be tough–especially if you want to avoid gift cards. This blog is going to feature some of our favorite gift ideas for the graduation season. Many of these gifts…

Insurance & Home Medical Equipment

Insurance & Home Medical Equipment

One of the most common questions our medical equipment team gets asked is “does my insurance pay for home medical equipment?” Home medical equipment (HME), also known as durable medical equipment (DME), is typically covered by most insurance providers in some way, but the answer is more complicated than yes or no. Does Insurance Cover…

Great Spring Toys

Great Spring Toys

Great Spring Toys Spring weather is finally here, so it’s time to take a look at some great new toys and activities for kids to enjoy outdoors. Oswald’s has been one of Naperville’s favorite toy stores for years. Our gift buyers have been selecting great activities and toys that are a lot of fun and…

A Message From Alex May 2022

A Message From Alex May 2022

I just returned from a trip to Nashville at the end of April. I was visiting with multiple other retail medical equipment store owners to discuss best practices, products, and industry trends. While I haven’t traveled as much these past two years for business, it’s nice to once again venture out and see what’s new!…

COVID-19 Vaccine Update May 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Update May 2022

As of April 8th, 2022, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has adopted the CDC’s recommendations for a second booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine following the approval of FDA authorization. If you are unsure if you qualify for the second booster, please refer to the vaccine schedule below. Oswald’s Pharmacy currently offers…

Nutrient Depletion While on Metformin

Nutrient Depletion While on Metformin

Metformin, also known as Glucophage or Glumetza, is often first-line therapy in people with non-insulin-dependent Type 2 Diabetes. It lowers blood sugar by decreasing glucose production by the liver, decreasing absorption of intestinal glucose, and increasing muscle and fat cell sensitivity to insulin. These multiple mechanisms of action are the reason Metformin is usually first-line…

A Message From Alex April 2022

A Message From Alex April 2022

When you think of your self-care routines at home, how much plastic is involved? From your toothbrush and toothpaste tube to the shampoo and conditioner bottles—almost everything we use has some level of plastic involved. With only around 9% of plastic being recycled in this country, why not just skip the plastic with some items…

Why do I Have to Pay for a COVID-19 Test to Travel?

Why do I Have to Pay for a COVID-19 Test to Travel?

Most COVID-19 tests are covered by insurance in some capacity. Some tests, however, are not covered by insurance. This includes certain COVID-19 tests for travel, limited numbers of at-home tests, and tests covered under different private insurance plans. This article focuses on why many COVID-19 tests for travel are not covered by insurance. The Medical…

Get Ahead of Spring Allergies!

Get Ahead of Spring Allergies!

Hay Fever, more formally known as Allergic Rhinitis and popularized as “allergies,” affects more than 35 million people in the United States and becomes most prevalent during the springtime. Hay fever can be self-managed with the proper use of over-the-counter medications. Seasonal allergies can present themselves with any of the following symptoms: NOSE: sneezing, congestions,…