PrescribeWellness launches flu shot drive
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — A company that runs a cloud-based communications system for use by healthcare providers, family and others and designed to improve health care and outcomes is launching a nationwide flu shot drive.
PrescribeWellness announced Wednesday the launch of the "A Million More" flu-shot initiative, with the goal of increasing the influenza vaccination rate by 1 million. The company said the drive’s core message was that people should get flu shots for their family, community and to protect those at risk, such as children and the elderly, even if they are young, healthy and don’t feel at risk for serious illness.
"The flu is dangerous, threatens lives and costs the American economy billions of dollars each year," PrescribeWellness CEO Al Babbington said. "The flu is responsible for approximately 200,000 hospitalizations and 25,000 deaths in the United States each year, yet only 46% of the population gets flu shot immunizations."
The company said the drive would rally support from civic and religious leaders and healthcare professionals, and it has formed partnerships with several state pharmacy associations that have enrolled 300 pharmacies, with the goal of enrolling 1,000 before the peak of the flu season.
"We support this campaign because it demonstrates the healthcare services that pharmacists can provide beyond safety dispensing medication," California Pharmacists Association CEO Jon Roth said. "We think it is important for pharmacists to have access to a program that highlights their role in the community."
Unilever’s Simple brand, Makers kick off search for ‘Next Makers’
NEW YORK — Unilever’s Simple facial skin care brand has teamed up with Makers, a multiplatinum video experience from AOL and PBS that honors trailblazing women, to launch a nationwide search to find women in local communities who will become recognized as “Next Makers.”
For the next several weeks, the public may nominate themselves or women in their own lives who have made a remarkable impact at a local level, are viewed as role models and inspire people around them to take action.
Candidates for Next Makers will be considered based on accomplishments large and small, as well as their leadership, activism and positive social impact. Six women from across the country will ultimately be selected to tell their stories in short videos that will appear on Makers.com, alongside videos from Supreme Court justices, secretaries of state and CEOs, as well as athletes, activists and entertainers.
Simple will join Makers in saluting these women by awarding each Next Maker with a $10,000 grant. The Next Makers will be flown to New York City to attend a dinner hosted by Makers and Simple and film their stories with the Makers filmmaking team.
“We are proud to present Next Makers to celebrate women whose authenticity, ideals and pioneering spirit inspire others every day,” stated Alison Clark, director of skin care for Unilever U.S. “Simple is a new kind of facial skin care committed to educating women that great skin care is inherently connected to overall healthy lifestyle — nurturing the physical and the emotional. This partnership celebrates the women whose physical, intellectual and emotional strength have opened doors, opened minds and inspired change.”
New Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus helps fight buildup of impurities
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — TCCD International has announced the introduction of its Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus that works to help remove daily buildup of toxins and impurities with a Detox Complex.
Geodeo has been specially formulated to be 97% natural while also providing odor protection. Volcanic minerals and Icelandic algae work to help fight impurities. When applied to the underarm, these ingredients help to purify pores from a multitude of environmental contaminants.
Geodeo does not block pores, allowing pores to excrete toxins naturally. The active enzymes in Geodeo help neutralize body odors.
This product, which is ideal for those searching for a natural deodorant that has the look and feel of a traditional solid stick, glides on clear to provide 24 hours of protection without the effects of aluminum, parabens and silicone.
New packaging is a part of the Geodeo rollout. A majority of the product’s ingredients are natural and sustainable. Using imagery of waves and leaves, the label is designed to evoke the sense that this deodorant comes from nature. Vibrant colors of pink, green and blue are used for an eye-grabbing effect, as well as to color-code the scents (pink for Island, green for Unscented and blue for Ocean). A bold brown cap and bottle make the package stand out from other natural beauty products for easy brand recognition.
Geodeo retails for $5.99 and is available in Duane Reade, all Florida Whole Food Markets and online. It is also available in Walmart Canada stores.