Alliance for Aging Research posts ‘pocket film’ on safe medication disposal
WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Aging Research earlier this month introduced the third video in a series of "pocket films" to educate consumers on how to safely choose, take, store and dispose of medications. The latest video instructs consumers on proper medication disposal.
Recognizing that an estimated 40% of sold medications end up unused, and that safe medication disposal is often overlooked, the Alliance for Aging Research's latest “pocket film” offers consumers a simple step-by-step guide on safe disposal. This free resource covers disposal of both over-the-counter and prescription medications and is available for online viewing, download or on DVD.
“Safely disposing of your medications protects your health, the environment and loved ones in your life,” stated Lindsay Clarke, Alliance VP health programs. “This expert-reviewed short film gives a simple, brief introduction to this sometimes complex topic. We encourage health professionals, patient education providers, community health departments and all organizations focused on medication safety to use it as a resource to educate patients and consumers.”
Film topics include:
- How to dispose of medications at home in three simple steps;
- Why certain medications must be flushed;
- Tips on where to dispose of medications outside the home, such as through take-back programs; and
- How to keep personal information safe.
This film was produced in collaboration with the CHPA Educational Foundation.
Procera Health enters energy market with Procera XTF
TAMPA, Fla. – Procera Health on Tuesday announced the launch of Procera XTF, a naturally derived, fast-acting energy product.
Designed to help consumers increase energy to meet the demands of today's performance-driven society, doctor-formulated Procera XTF provides a noticeable surge in energy while supporting focus, cognitive function and general brain health with naturally-sourced, quality ingredients at optimal levels. Procera XTF was recently awarded a U.S. patent, making it the second patented product in the Procera line.
"Given the demands of this fast-paced world, we saw the need for a fast-acting, non-prescription nutritional product that supports energy and focus without health repercussions," stated Scott Eibel, CEO Procera Health. "Procera XTF satisfies that demand, with natural sources of caffeine at moderate levels that won't lead to a 'caffeine crash,' B vitamins and Procera AVH, our patented, proprietary blend of ingredients found in our full line of brain health products, which consumers have used millions of times in the past decade to support cognitive function."
Hy-Vee to host six Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlons
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Hy-Vee on Tuesday partnered with the Pinky Swear Foundation to sponsor several Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlons in cities across the Midwest. The partnership will help with the foundation’s efforts to raise funds and awareness for the families of children who are suffering from cancer.
Hy-Vee is collaborating with the foundation to bring youth triathlons to several of the communities it serves. In summer 2016, races will be held in Des Moines, Minneapolis, Chanhassen, Omaha, the Quad Cities and Kansas City. The Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlons are fitness-friendly and accessible to youth of all skill levels. The events reinforce Hy-Vee's commitment to health and wellness while providing opportunities to engage children in fundraising and giving back to their communities.
What began as a promise between a father and son has turned into a nationwide triathlon series and fundraiser for children fighting cancer. Before 9-year-old Mitch Chepokas died of cancer, his dad, Steve, made a pinky swear promise with him to continue to help children with the disease. Today, Pinky Swear provides immediate needs support and unique family programs to families with children who have cancer. To accomplish this, the foundation holds youth triathlons in a dozen states across the country and encourages kids to fundraise and build support for other children in need.
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