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Jelly Belly to launch pie candy dishes

BY Allison Cerra

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly is set to launch a new line of candy dishes.

Jelly Belly pie candy dishes are made of ceramic and have a classic lattice-patterned crust lid with a Jelly Belly jelly bean "fruit-filling"” peeking out from under it. Each Jelly Belly pie candy dish comes with a 2-oz. starter bag of Jelly Belly jelly beans in the dish’s corresponding flavor. The dish itself can hold up to 4 oz. of Jelly Belly beans, so it can be refilled with favorite flavors.

The new candy dishes are scheduled to ship to specialty retailers nationwide in July.

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Getting down, dirty with new cleaning products

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK — A new line of cleaning products named after a Discovery Channel show has hit the market.

Named after "Dirty Jobs," My Dirty Jobs cleaning products include items designed for laundry, kitchen, carpet and bathroom use. Each product features a heavy-duty, oxygen powered stain remover called Dirty Jobs Complete, which is produced with an original formula featuring an increased concentration of oxygen-powered enzymes, making it one of the most advanced stain removers on the market, the company said.

Later this year, the line, which debuted at Walmart and online in March, will include a bleach-powered bathroom cleaner, an oxygen-powered foaming cleanser, a carpet spray aerosol, a multisurface cleaner, a laundry spot-remover and a degreaser and hand sanitizer. The line also will expand to additional major retail locations and specialty stores nationwide.

As part of the launch, "Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe" host Mike Rowe, along with Niecy Nash, the host of Style Network’s "Clean House" and star of TLC’s "Leave It to Niecy," are appearing in direct-response cable ads. (You can check out outtakes of the commercials here.)

"Thanks to ‘Dirty Jobs,’ I’ve left a filthy trail through all 50 states and along the way I’ve met some of the best people I know, including farmers, miners and tradesmen, people who aren’t afraid to get dirty and who make civilized life possible for the rest of us," Rowe said. "Celebrating their work and making it easier to clean up at the end of the day was a great motivation to support and launch this line of cleaning products. The fact that they really work and are affordable made the decision a no-brainer."

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Take Care Clinics, Valley Health System form collaboration

BY Antoinette Alexander

LAS VEGAS — Walgreens subsidiary Take Care Health Systems and the Valley Health System announced on Wednesday a new relationship to facilitate greater clinical coordination and enhance access to healthcare options at Take Care Clinics in Southern Nevada.

Take Care Clinics are located at more than 350 Walgreens stores across the country, including 13 locations in southern Nevada.


The Valley Health System is comprised of five hospitals in southern Nevada, including Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and Valley Hospital Medical Center.



"The evidence is clear that in today’s healthcare environment: Greater coordination has the ability to help patients receive access to the right level of care in the right setting," said Karla Perez, VP of the acute division for Universal Health Services. "This relationship with Take Care Health Systems allows us to better serve our patients by providing a more strategic approach to care. We are truly excited about what we will be able to achieve for the southern Nevada community through this collaboration."



Components of the relationship between the Valley Health System and Take Care Health Systems will include:



  • Coordination of care for patients of the Valley Health System by Take Care Clinic providers for diagnostic, specialty and acute care services;
 


  • Access to 13 Take Care Clinic locations in southern Nevada for nonurgent emergency department overflow, after-hours care and other nonemergent needs; and
 

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Providing patients with information about their care options and the respective services, locations and hours of operation at Take Care Clinics and the Valley Health System.
 


"Walgreens and Take Care Health Systems are focused on utilizing our unique set of healthcare services and community locations to deliver quality, cost-effective solutions to payers and providers," stated Heather Helle, divisional VP for Walgreens Consumer Solutions Group. "The agreements we’ve reached with health systems across the country increase high-quality, convenient and affordable healthcare options in local communities, while offering an exceptional experience designed to provide patients the right care, in the right location, at the right cost. We are excited to form this relationship with the Valley Health System to expand healthcare options in the southern Nevada community."




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