Diabetes, DSMES and DPP: What It Can Mean to Me

In this episode of Healthy Dose, host Anthony Bolus talks to Jan Kavookjian, Ph.D., M.B.A., a behavior scientist teaching at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy and the incoming President-Elect of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES). November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and millions of Americans are diagnosed with diabetes and […]

DIR Fees: The Hidden Pharmacy Side Effects Of Your Medications

October is American Pharmacists Month. In this episode, we shine a light on an issue affecting many pharmacists called DIR Fees. These penalties have exponentially increased over the years, adding economic stress to community pharmacists across the country. Not only is this threat very real for pharmacy closings, but your overall safety as a patient […]

COVID-19, Part 2: Treatment Strategies & Future Vaccines

In this episode, Anthony Bolus talks to Michael Hogue, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FNAP, dean of Loma Linda University’s School of Pharmacy and president of the American Pharmacists Association. Hogue serves on the COVID-19 Vaccine Workgroup with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and together, Bolus and Hogue discuss potential treatment strategies for COVID-19 and […]

COVID-19, Part 1: How it Spreads & Ways to Prevent It

With its first episode of Season 1, our host, Anthony Bolus, discusses COVID-19 with Jeff Kyle, Pharm.D., BCPS, the vice chair and director of experiential education at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacy specialist at a local medical center in the Birmingham area. Their discussion covers the basics of COVID-19, including […]

From the Archives: The Shingles Vaccine

First published on Novembe 28, 2017: On this episode of Healthy Dose, Dr. Anthony Bolus visits with Dr. Michael Hogue of Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, discussing shingles and new vaccine available to prevent this painful condition.

From the Archives: Pharmacy School 101, Part 2

First published on November 14, 2017: On this episode of Healthy Dose, Dr. Anthony Bolus continues his discussion with Jon Parker, director of admissions at Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. They discuss pharmacy school preparation, admission and pharmacy school programs.

From the Archives: Pharmacy School 101, Part 1

First published on November 7, 2017: On this episode of Healthy Dose, Dr. Anthony Bolus covers the education that makes a pharmacist with Jon Parker, director of admissions at Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. They discuss pharmacy school preparation, admission and pharmacy school programs.

From the Archives: Scoliosis & Screening

First published on October 24, 2017: On this episode of Healthy Dose, Dr. Anthony Bolus discusses scoliosis with Angela Jones Doctor, B.S.N., RN, CPN, a nurse from Children’s of Alabama. Jones helps run the scoliosis screening program for many children in Alabama, defines scoliosis, and explains who is at most risk and what to do […]

From the Archives: Health Care Communication

First published on October 13, 2017: On this episode of Healthy Dose, Dr. Anthony Bolus discusses problems with communication across the health care spectrum, along with Patrick Devereux, Pharm.D. of FMS Pharmacy. Dr. Devereux shares a new innovation to try and help his patients share their drug histories with other health care providers.

From the Archives: Opioids & Pain Management, Part 2

First published on October 3, 2017: On this episode of Healthy Dose, Dr. Anthony Bolus discusses opioids with Dr. Jake Galdo, an assistant professor and the director of the Community Pharmacy Residency Program at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Bolus and Galdo discuss the benefits and risks, including the potential for addiction with pain […]