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…

How to Know if You Need a Power Lift Recliner

How to Know if You Need a Power Lift Recliner

Deciding whether you should look into power lift recliners or not can be a tough decision. You probably have a few questions if you have thought about power lift recliners or lift chairs at all. Are lift chairs just for people with bad knees? I have people to help me get up, does this make…

My Trip to the 2019 Atlanta Gift Show

My Trip to the 2019 Atlanta Gift Show

Christmas is over and the snow is finally falling in 2019, which means it’s time to start ordering gift items for Christmas again.  As Oswald’s gift and toy buyer I often feel I live and breathe Christmas 11 months out of the year. The actual Christmas season is just the culmination of all my buying!…

5 Rules of Finding the Right Cane

5 Rules of Finding the Right Cane

Canes are the oldest piece of medical equipment. A cane is a walking stick, used to help with balance and stability due to injury or age. If canes have been around for so long, why is it still so hard to pick out the right one? The main reason canes are ‘hard’ to pick out…

How We Measure Up: Being an Independent Pharmacy in 2019

How We Measure Up: Being an Independent Pharmacy in 2019

When my Great Grandfather Harold Kester ran the pharmacy back in the 1950s, there were about 10,000[1] people in living in Naperville. Residents had three pharmacy choices: Oswald’s, Albrecht’s or Naperville Pharmacy. If you were new to town, you most likely chose where to get your prescriptions filled through word-of-mouth. Outside of conversation, perhaps you’d…

One-Stop Post-Op Shopping

One-Stop Post-Op Shopping

One-stop shopping has become a staple of American life. Big box stores like Walmart, Walgreens and CVS offer huge inventories so you only need to make one stop. No matter how big the box stores get, however, they can’t have everything. A great example is big box stores having small inventories of post-op or post-surgery…

Green Alternatives for Plastic Bags and Wrap

Green Alternatives for Plastic Bags and Wrap

Do we have any loyal Ziploc bag or Saran Wrap fans out there? My family is loyal to Ziplocs and Saran Wrap but lately, I’ve been wondering about the impact that all of this plastic has on our environment. I try to be as kind to the Earth as possible but I have a lot…

New Year’s Resolutions from Your Pharmacist

New Year’s Resolutions from Your Pharmacist

That time of year is here again—the time when people start thinking about what they want to change for the new year. Two of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make each year focus on the desire to save money and lose weight/get in shape. These resolutions sound great; who wouldn’t want to achieve…

A Message From Bill January 2019

A Message From Bill January 2019

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2018 was a good year for you and that 2019 will be even better. Here in the “Ozzie Family” we had a great 2018. We expanded our staff, item selection, and our community outreach. We added a bunch of fun and exciting merchandise like Chala purses and handbags, Duke…

A Beginner’s Guide to Purchasing A Wheelchair

A Beginner’s Guide to Purchasing A Wheelchair

You have just been discharged from the hospital and are going to need a wheelchair for a while. One of your parents needs a new wheelchair to get around at family events. A wheelchair for disabled customers visiting your office would be a great thing to have. If any of these situations sound familiar you…