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The Little Clinic, University of Colorado health professionals expand health services

BY Antoinette Alexander

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Little Clinic and King Soopers have partnered with University of Colorado health professionals to develop new initiatives, including a clinical affiliation agreement, to expand health-and-wellness services.

The CU School of Medicine, College of Nursing and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, along with University Physicians Inc., King Soopers and The Little Clinic have entered into a clinical affiliation agreement.

Under the agreement, The Little Clinic locations inside select King Soopers will provide training to students from the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, and CU School of Medicine faculty will serve on the advisory board as well as participate in collaborative health care between the physicians and The Little Clinic.

“We share a common goal with King Soopers and The Little Clinic to strengthen our communities by working together to ensure access to health-and-wellness services,” stated Lilly Marks, VP health affairs for the University of Colorado and executive vice chancellor for the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. “Solutions to some of the more preventable health issues of our time can only be discovered through innovative programs and partnerships such as these.”

The Little Clinic currently operates 14 locations in select King Soopers across the Front Range.

This affiliation agreement follows two other programs at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus already supported by the grocer, including an educational grocery lab at the new Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. This project aims to help consumers get the most nutrition out of their food shopping dollars. The lab will help shoppers improve their diet quality to help them eat healthier, lose weight or meet nutritional requirements to manage such health conditions as diabetes.

While the grocery lab works with adults, a third program, called 5th Gear Kids, connects with children. The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, along with Children’s Hospital Colorado, the Aurora Public Schools, the Cherry Creek School District and King Soopers, designed the program to address the rising rates of childhood obesity.

Additional programs, including a mammography van, are in the planning stages.

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Tone teams up with singer Kellie Pickler, introduces new Fruit Peel body wash

BY Antoinette Alexander

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Henkel’s Tone brand is promoting the introduction of its Tone Fruit Peel body wash by partnering with country singer Kellie Pickler.

The Tone Turn it Up! series provides exclusive access to Pickler while she is on tour for her current album, "100 Proof," and also invites consumers to keep up with Pickler via Facebook through personal blog posts and a live Facebook chat. Fans also will have the chance to participate in contest giveaways, including a grand prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to Nashville to meet the country singer.

The Tone Turn it Up! series is timed this summer for the introduction of Tone Fruit Peel body wash with alpha-hydroxy fruit acids. Tone Fruit Peel body wash combines a blend of citrus, kiwi and apple essences to wash away dull skin and bring out a natural glow.

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Gillette, athlete Tyson Gay to donate $25,000 to Lafayette High School

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BOSTON — Gillette has teamed up with three-time World Champion and 100-meter American Record Holder Tyson Gay to donate $25,000 to Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky. — the same high school that gave Tyson his start in his track career — as part of its “Get Started” campaign.

Through the “Get Started” campaign, Gillette has partnered with 25 global ambassadors from around the world to help them give back to their respective organizations and communities where they received their start in athletics, and in life. In addition to Gay, Gillette also is working with such athletes as Ryan Lochte (USA, swimming); Roger Federer (Switzerland, tennis); Sir Chris Hoy (Great Britain, cycling); and Rudy Fernandez (Spain, basketball).

With the donation, Lafayette High School plans to upgrade a majority of its track and field equipment, including purchasing such items as new starting blocks for the track and new uniforms for the students. In addition, the school is looking into hosting a major track invitational meet in the next year.

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