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Bartell Drugs holds Spring Health & Beauty Event at select locations

BY Antoinette Alexander

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is celebrating healthy and beautiful living during its Spring Health & Beauty Event, being held now at Bartell locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Between March 2 and 15, activities at selected locations will include health clinics, free beauty “mini makeover” demonstrations and hair styling tips by Conair, and product samples ranging from cosmetics to dental care.

Health events also will include mobile digital mammography screenings at nine Bartell Drugs locations beginning March 2 in conjunction with EvergreenHealth. Bartell will provide health clinic testing and screenings free of charge or at discounted feesat six locations.

Services include blood glucose testing, blood glucose meter exchange and meter education, cholesterol testing, bone density screenings for osteoporosis, blood pressure testing for hypertension, and others.

Bartell Drugs and EvergreenHealth have teamed up to provide mobile digital mammography screenings to support early detection of breast cancer. Using the same digital mammography equipment as the Breast Health Center at EvergreenHealth, the mobile unit includes a private changing room and analysis by board-certified breast radiologists. On-site Evergreen staff will accept Medicare and most insurance plans.

At 31 participating Bartell stores, cosmeticians will give “mini makeovers” demonstrating the newest products from Revlon, Maybelline, NYX and Neutrogena. Conair also will be hosting hair styling demonstrations spotlighting the latest hair styling tools and tips.

 

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Oral-B launches oral care app for children to help increase brushing time

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Oral-B has announced the launch of an oral care app for children — the Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B.

Created in collaboration with Disney and powered by DreamPlay, the oral care app is designed to helps kids increase brushing time, which is identified by dentists as an area of concern and improvement for children.

Dental professionals recommend brushing for at least two minutes in order to maintain good oral health. However, research suggests that most people, and especially children, do not meet that goal, and typically spend less than one minute brushing.

The Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B is designed to help parents effortlessly extend brushing time for their kids. By bringing to life Disney and Marvel characters featured on the Oral-B and Crest Pro-Health Stages products, the app encourages children to brush. Kids are challenged to complete two minutes of brushing, and each time they brush, Disney and Marvel character images are revealed. Kids have the opportunity to unlock 16 custom animations and 1,600 rewards, ensuring the app maintains its novelty and transforming the act of brushing into a game. The app is set for a 21-day cycle to help establish good habits.

The Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B is free and works with any Oral-B or Crest Pro-Health Stages products. The two-minute timer app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store on iTunes and from Google Play.

Oral-B also has partnered with Olympic Gold Medalist and mother of two, Dominque Moceanu, to raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral care and garner excitement around the launch of the new app. Oral-B and Moceanu are asking parents to share stories via pictures and videos on Instagram about the craziest steps they have taken or would take to get their children to brush their teeth.

To celebrate the new app, Oral-B and Disney are launching the Disney Magical Time in NYC sweepstakes. Consumers can enter for the chance to win a Disney experience in New York City. Five additional winners will receive travel kits, including Oral-B and Crest Pro-Health Stages products and a tablet to download the new Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B. The sweepstakes begins March 3 and will run through April 30.

 

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16th annual L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards to be held March 19

BY Antoinette Alexander

PARIS — The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have announced that they will present the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards to five women scientists on March 19 in Paris.

The event will be held at 14 rue Royale in Paris with the five Laureates and 15 International Fellows in attendance. It will reveal the findings of a report on the current status of women in science. Compiled by the Boston Consulting Group for the L’Oréal Foundation, the status report addresses the underrepresentation of women in the scientific professions and underscores the fact that the situation has improved only slightly over the past 10 years.

On the evening of March 19th at the Sorbonne in Paris the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2014 Awards Ceremony will be held in honor of the five Laureates and 15 International Fellows. It will be presided over by professor Günter Blobel, Nobel Prize in Medicine. Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, and Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L’Oréal and chairman of the L’Oréal Foundation, will be in attendance.

Throughout the program’s 16-year history L’Oréal and UNESCO have worked to support the advancement of women researchers. Every year the program pays tribute to exceptional women scientists and highlights their contributions to changing the world. Since 1998 the program has recognized more than 2,000 women around the globe (82 Laureates, including two who later won the Nobel Prize, and 1,920 Fellows).

Awardees honored for major scientific advancements that are helping solve some of society’s greatest challenges, including cancer, depression and addiction.

A network of more than 1,000 international scientists nominated candidates for the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards. An independent jury chaired by Blobel and composed of 12 eminent members of the international scientific community then selected the five Laureates.
 

 

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