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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.

Health
6 minute read

Menopause and HRT

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is one of the most common treatments for menopause, used to relieve most of the menopausal symptoms for a few years whilst a woman’s periods stop.

Menopause and HRT

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Most Recent Blogs

Health
6 minute read
Cristian Halati
Salbutamol: uses, side effects and cautions
Cristian Halati
October 14, 2021
Salbutamol inhalers are one of the most prescribed treatments for asthma. In this blog, we discuss how salbutamol works, when to use your inhaler, side effects and much more!
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Health
5 minute read
Lucy Drennan
Treatment options to help quit smoking
Lucy Drennan
October 6, 2021
Smoking comes with an increased risk of developing over 50 serious health conditions. To help you give up smoking, there are various treatment methods available, in the form of medication and support tools.
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Product
7 minute read
Lucy Drennan
How Phlo safely and sustainably delivers refrigerated medication
Lucy Drennan
September 29, 2021
In this blog, we highlight one of our suppliers, WoolCool, that uses 100% pure sheep wool as packaging to keep contents cool such as medication.
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Covid 19 Updates

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

Insights
7 minute read

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
7 minute read

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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Insights
5 minute read
Cristian Halati
The benefits of using a prescription delivery service
Cristian Halati
April 8, 2021
In this blog, we cover the main benefits and advantages that Phlo patients enjoy: convenient prescription delivery, patient care and pharmacy support, reliability and flexibility, and much more!
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Insights
5 minute read
Cristian Halati & Mairead Quigley
What is the difference between online pharmacies and my local pharmacy?
Cristian Halati & Mairead Quigley
January 6, 2021
While the adoption of online Pharmacies is still in its early stages, services such as Phlo take advantage of technology to offer multiple advantages over traditional brick-and-mortar pharmacies. In this blog, we cover the advantages of using an online pharmacy such as Phlo.
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Insights
7 minute read
Cristian Halati
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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Insights
10 minute read
Chandni Umradia
5 key lessons I learned as a pharmacist studying design
Chandni Umradia
November 2, 2020
Hi, I’m Chandni. I’ve worked at Phlo for 2 years as a Healthcare Design Strategist. A year on from completing my master’s, I’ve been doing some reflecting on my journey from healthcare to design and some of the key lessons I learnt about design from the course.
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Insights
7 minute read
Cristian Halati
Coronavirus: The three-tier system explained
Cristian Halati
October 20, 2020
As the government is imposing new restrictions, we've explained the new three-tier system in simple terms, so that you can stay informed about new COVID restrictions in your area.
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Insights
12 minute read
Mairead Quigley
An interview with Nadeem Sarwar – Founder & CEO of Phlo  
Mairead Quigley
October 13, 2020
In this interview, Nadeem Sarwar shares his vision for Phlo, talks about Phlo's crowdfunding campaign and exciting new features coming soon to our online pharmacy.
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Insights
7 minute read
Cristian Halati
Generic vs. brand-name medication: What is the difference?
Cristian Halati
September 15, 2020
In this blog piece we discuss the differences between generic and brand medication, how generic medicines are marketed and whether their efficacy is similar to brand medication.
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Insights
7 minute read
Cristian Halati
COVID-19 and face masks: Essential information
Cristian Halati
August 7, 2020
This blog covers essential information on Government regulations around the wearing of face masks in public. We cover tips for choosing a suitable face mask, where you need to wear one, wearing a face mask correctly and caring for your mask.
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Insights
4 minute read
Cristian Halati
NHS Test & Trace
Cristian Halati
June 15, 2020
As the UK moves out of lockdown a key strategy to help combat the spread of COVID-19 is the implementation of a test and trace system. In this blog Phlo breaks down what this is and how it will be applied in England.
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