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Welcome to the Phlo blog, where you will find a series of articles written by members of our team providing insights into the world of digital health and more.

Culture
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A Day in the Life of a Pharmacy Specialist – Shona Standen

In our first installment of our “A Day in the Life of a Pharmacy Specialist” series, we catch up with Shona Standen. Shona walks us through a typical day in the Phlo pharmacy, discusses the most important aspect of her role and shares her primary motivation and core values.

A Day in the Life of a Pharmacy Specialist – Shona Standen

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Most Recent Blogs

Health
5 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Paracetamol: uses, side effects and cautions
Cristian Halati
February 17, 2021
In this blog, we provide a comprehensive overview of the commonly used painkiller paracetamol, discussing how to take paracetamol safely, side effects, cautions and much more.
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Culture
8 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Meet the Team - Adam Hunter
Cristian Halati
February 10, 2021
In this week’s Meet the Team blog, we speak to Adam Hunter, Phlo’s Chief Commercial Officer. Adam talks about the origins of Phlo, his role, how each day is different, and shares his personal motivations and vision for the future of Phlo!
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Health
7 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Cristian Halati
February 5, 2021
If you’re wondering whether you might suffer from iron deficiency anaemia, look no further! In this blog, we provide a comprehensive overview of iron deficiency anaemia, tackling common causes, symptoms, treatment options and what you can do at home.
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Covid 19 Updates

Stay up to date on all the developing information from the coronavirus pandemic.

Insights
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What is Long COVID and who is most at risk?

Cristian Halati
November 5, 2020

Up to 10% of people diagnosed with COVID-19 suffer from prolonged symptoms for weeks and even months. In this blog we cover the latest research on ‘long COVID’, including symptoms, prevalence and impact.

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Health
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Vitamin D and Coronavirus: Can it help combat or treat COVID-19?

Cristian Halati
October 28, 2020

Scientists suggest that vitamin D deficiency can be a risk factor for COVID-19. In this blog, we explore whether taking vitamin D supplements can help treat or prevent COVID-19 and discuss the NHS recommendations in this regard.

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Health
12 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Seasonal Affective Disorder: What is SAD?
Cristian Halati
December 9, 2020
Lack of natural sunlight during the winter months can leave many suffering from seasonal depression (SAD). In this blog post, we cover the symptoms and types of SAD, and discuss treatment options and what you can do at home to feel better.
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Health
9 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Anxiety disorders: symptoms, types and treatment
Cristian Halati
December 1, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of many people. In this blog we cover anxiety types, symptoms, treatment and top tips on how to cope with anxiety during COVID -19
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Health
7 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Vitamin D and Coronavirus: Can it help combat or treat COVID-19?
Cristian Halati
October 28, 2020
Scientists suggest that vitamin D deficiency can be a risk factor for COVID-19. In this blog, we explore whether taking vitamin D supplements can help treat or prevent COVID-19 and discuss the NHS recommendations in this regard.
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Health
9 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Taking antidepressants: what should I know?
Cristian Halati
October 16, 2020
Taking antidepressants can be a big decision - being informed is essential. This blog covers the most important things to know before starting your treatment.
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Health
4 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Dietary fibre: why it’s important and how to get more into your diet
Cristian Halati
August 28, 2020
In this blog we discuss the health benefits of dietary fibre and share the most common fibre-rich foods that you can incorporate into your diet for a healthier lifestyle.
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Health
6 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Why Sleep is Important and How to Sleep Better
Cristian Halati
August 14, 2020
This blog explores the consequences of sleep deprivation and discusses common strategies that we can apply to optimise our sleep for a healthier, happier and longer life.
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Health
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Cristian Halati
Is coffee healthy? Top 5 health benefits of coffee
Cristian Halati
July 17, 2020
This blog dives into the relationship between coffee consumption and human health, listing the top 5 health benefits that coffee lovers can enjoy.
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Health
4 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Medication Non-Adherence: Definition, Causes and Consequences
Cristian Halati
July 6, 2020
In this blog we define the concept of medication adherence, explain what non-adherence means for you, list some of the common causes and discuss how Phlo helps our patients adhere to their medication.
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Health
Welbot
Anticipating mental health issues in a pandemic 
Welbot
May 5, 2020
With the global spread of the Covid-19 virus and the majority of businesses either closing or moving to a fully remote set up overnight; our mental health has arguably never been placed under so much strain. Phlo Digital Pharmacy has teamed up with the workplace wellness platform Welbot to discuss mental health issues during a pandemic.
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