New Episodes Each Month

In partnership with Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Healthy Dose® is a monthly podcast that offers expert advice for healthy living. Hosted by Anthony Bolus, Pharm.D., each episode focuses on a topic that affects our health and wellbeing, offering expert opinions from pharmacists and other health care professionals.

Join us this fall as Healthy Dose explores important topics. In its first two episodes, Healthy Dose will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, including who it affects, how it spreads, and the symptoms, complications and preventative ways to combat it.

New episodes are available on the third Tuesday of every month and can be found wherever you stream podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

COVID-19, Part 2: Treatment Strategies & Future Vaccines
September 16, 2020

In this episode, Anthony Bolus talks to Michal 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 the types of vaccines that may be coming soon.

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COVID-19, Part 1: How it Spreads & Ways to Prevent It
September 16, 2020

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 who it affects, how it spreads, and the symptoms, complications, and preventative ways to combat it.

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From the Archives: The Shingles Vaccine
September 16, 2020

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.

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From the Archives: Pharmacy School 101, Part 2
September 16, 2020

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.

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From the Archives: Pharmacy School 101, Part 1
September 16, 2020

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.

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Meet the Host

Anthony BolusAnthony J. Bolus, Pharm.D. has worked in community pharmacy for more than 10 years, starting as a pharmacy technician in 2007. Bolus graduated from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2013. Upon graduation, he became the pharmacy manager at a chain pharmacy in Calera, Alabama, returning to school in 2014 to complete a year-long postgraduate year one (PGY1) community pharmacy residency with Family Medical Services (FMS) Inc. and Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

After completing the residency, Bolus was hired to be the full-time clinical coordinator of FMS, Inc., a position in which he has served for more than five years. Through this position, he helps oversee, train and create services beyond dispensing medication at all four of the independent store locations. Services include (but are not limited to) diabetes education, wellness screenings, immunization clinics, weight management training, and medication therapy management programs. Bolus also returns to Samford’s campus as an adjunct professor, helping when needed with different pharmacy practice labs and simulations. He currently serves as a preceptor for both Samford and Auburn University pharmacy students during their respective rotations.

In addition, Bolus is the founder and a producer of Healthy Dose®, a pharmacy radio show that began in 2011 and ran for six years on Birmingham’s Smooth Jazz Radio Station, WVSU-FM 91.1. In 2020, Bolus brings Healthy Dose® back to Birmingham through Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy podcasts.

Outside of his work in pharmacy, Bolus is involved at St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church where he serves as the chairman of the St. Elias Maronite Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival that host more than 8,500 people each year. Bolus is married to Victoria and currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Disclaimer: Healthy Dose® is not intended to provide specific medical advice. Individuals should confer with their personal health care providers prior to making any changes to their treatment plans. The opinions and views of those appearing on Healthy Dose® are those of the individuals and not of Samford University or McWhorter School of Pharmacy.