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Medela launches iBreastfeed app

BY Allison Cerra

McHENRY, Ill. — Looking to provide breast-feeding mothers with helpful information and advice, Medela has launched a free mobile application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Medela’s iBreastfeed app features a locator to find breast-feeding and breast pumping-friendly places, a breast-feeding resource guide and a baby activity log, where moms and caregivers can manage babies’ daily activities.

For more information about the app from Medela, visit MedelaBreastfeedingUS.com.

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LiceGuard’s Robi Comb hits retail

BY Michael Johnsen

NEEDHAM, Mass. — LiceGuard on Monday announced the launch of its Robi Comb product, a noninvasive electronic lice comb powered by a single AA battery that detects and destroys lice on contact simply by combing it through dry hair.

When the Robi Comb’s metal teeth touch lice, the lice get zapped, die and then get combed away, the company stated. The Robi Comb lets you know by an audible signal whether or not head lice are present, so it can be used to detect an infestation as well as to treat one.

More than 3,000 school districts in all 50 states currently are using the Robi Comb, LiceGuard stated.

Suggested retail price is $29.99.

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Arctic Ease sponsors National Fallen Firefighters Foundation event

BY Michael Johnsen

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. — Arctic Ease on Tuesday announced its sponsorship of a fundraising event that will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Feb. 20.

The event will occur at and in conjunction with the Daytona 500, known as the "Great American Race."

“We are thrilled to be able to be a sponsor for such a worthy cause,” stated Carol Forden, president and CEO of Arctic Ease. “We are glad to be involved with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Daytona International Speedway for this [cause] and look forward to a great event.”

Since 1992, the nonprofit National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has developed and expanded programs that fulfill the foundation’s mission to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives, Ronald Jon Siarnicki noted, the foundation’s executive director.

Each October, the foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the weekend activities held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. The weekend features special programs for survivors’ family and coworkers.

Arctic Ease markets Cryotherapy — cold therapy wraps and pads that are nontoxic, latex-free, biodegradable and safe for the environment. The wraps are designed to maintain effective cooling over an extended period of time without restricting the user’s mobility. The company is dedicated to enhancing the treatment of soft-tissue injuries, minor burns and edema.

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