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The National Council on Aging taps actor Lee Majors to promote flu shots

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — The National Council on Aging on Tuesday announced that actor Lee Majors is joining the Council’s Flu + You program to help encourage seniors to get their annual flu shots. As a part of his involvement in the Flu + You campaign, Majors will appear in a public service announcement that follows him as he embarks on "an important and action-packed mission: learning about his vaccine options and getting vaccinated against the flu."

The PSA will educate the public about the increased risk of flu in adults 65 years of age and older, and the importance of knowing your vaccine options and getting a flu vaccine.  

“The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine as the single best way to protect yourself from the flu, yet a third of people 65 [years] and older still don’t get vaccinated,” stated Richard Birkel, NCOA SVP healthy aging and director of NCOA’s Self-Management Alliance. “As NCOA continues to educate older adults about the flu and the potential severity of the illness, we hope to encourage more people to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting an annual flu shot.”  

“I get the flu shot every year and encourage my peers to do the same — it’s a simple step you can take to protect yourself from the flu,” Majors said. “I urge everyone 65 years of age and older to talk to their health care provider about their vaccine options this flu season.”

 

 

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Psi Bands launches new unisex design

BY Michael Johnsen

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — Psi Bands on Tuesday announced the addition of a sixth design to its line of acupressure wristbands — a new blue and black plaid unisex design called “Fast Track.” 

Psi Bands acupressure wristbands for the relief of nausea due to travel, pregnancy, chemotherapy or anesthesia and are worn on both wrists at the Nei-kuan acupressure point. 

Psi Bands were voted the most buzzworthy product of the year at the 2012 Travel Goods Association trade show, the company noted, and the brand is a 2011 Huggies MomInspired Winner. Psi Bands were recently featured on ABC’s "Shark Tank," "The Jeff Probst Show" and "Good Morning America."

 

 

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Cat’s Pride introduces lightweight litter formula

BY Jason Owen

CHICAGO — Cat’s Pride, manufactured by Oil-Dri Corp. of America, has announced the newest member of its lightweight litter family, Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light All Day Odor Control. The new scented, multi-cat scoopable litter is up to 40% lighter and has three times longer-lasting odor control than other leading scoopable clay litters, allowing for less frequent changes, the company stated.

"As the leading lightweight litter, Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light is determined to continue meeting the needs of our consumers and help make their cat litter experience better," says Thierry Jean, VP and general manager of the consumer products group of Oil-Dri Corp. of America, which has made Cat’s Pride for more than 60 years. "We are proud to offer a quality product that not only has superior performance, but is much lighter and easier for consumers to lift, carry and use."

Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light All Day Odor Control joins Cat’s Pride family of lightweight litters, including Quick Action and Fragrance-Free Odor Control, both multi-cat litters that are up to 25% lighter than other scoopable clay litters, the company noted. A 15-lb. jug of these litters and a 12-lb. jug of All Day Odor Control provide the same number of uses as 20 lbs. of most other leading scoopable clay brands.

Due to its total odor control and clumping ability, Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light works even when a day is missed, and is a low-dust formula to help prevent litter from tracking, stated Oil-Dri. Available nationwide, 12- and 15-lb. jugs of Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light retail for $8.50-$9.50.


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