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Take Care Clinics adds camp, sports physicals to offerings

BY Antoinette Alexander

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced that it now is offering camp and sports physicals at all Take Care Clinics nationwide.

The clinics, located within nearly 360 Walgreens stores nationwide, are offering physicals for $35 through the end of September. The physicals are administered by nurse practitioners and, in select markets, physician assistants.

 

"Camp and sports physicals provide an important opportunity to meet face-to-face with a healthcare provider who can screen patients for undetected healthcare conditions and answer any questions parents may have about the overall health and wellness of their child,: stated Sandy Ryan, chief nurse practitioner for Take Care Health Systems. "Physicals are also a convenient opportunity to ensure that a patient’s immunizations are up-to-date and administer appropriate vaccinations for school-aged children."

 

 

Added Peter Miller, president and CEO of Take Care Health Systems, "Take Care Clinics are here to help families during busy times. Our clinics offer a high-quality, affordable option for parents to ensure children have completed all of their necessary physical exam requirements. Our extended evening and weekend hours give parents and children the flexibility to seek care with our experienced clinicians when it is convenient to them."

 

The camp and sports physicals at Take Care Clinics do not take the place of a child’s yearly health exam and complete development assessment, the company stated. Take Care Health Systems providers encourage all patients to have a primary care provider or pediatrician who can facilitate this longer-term relationship.

High school and middle school-level, pre-participation sports physicals are not available at Take Care Clinics in Kansas.

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RediClinic offering Latisse consultations

BY Antoinette Alexander

HOUSTON RediClinic, which operates 22 retail health clinics inside select H-E-B stores in the Greater Houston and Austin area, now is offering Latisse, an FDA-approved prescription treatment to grow lashes.

Latisse is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for not having enough eyelashes or eyelashes that are inadequate. The topical solution must be applied each night on the skin of the upper eyelid margins at the base of the eyelashes. Results are gradual and peak after 12 to 16 weeks.

RediClinic is offering Latisse consultations for $69.

 

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Apr-06-2011 11:39 am

Good to know this. Many women would love to consult first before jumping to using Latisse or buy latisse. It is always good to know first if you are okay with anything you are going to take.

t.miller says:
Mar-17-2011 09:04 am

Where exactly can I find this clinic? I want to consult in a very prestigious clinic first before I will purchase and use Latisse. Just want to make sure. Shay Arrellin buy latisse

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Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca announce postmarketing study for Onglyza

BY Alaric DeArment

WILMINGTON, Del. Two drug makers hope to find out how well a diabetes drug works in treating patients who run the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases in a post-marketing study announced Tuesday.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca announced the start of a phase 4 study of 12,000 patients with Type 2 diabetes treated with the drug Onglyza (saxagliptin). The placebo-controlled study, called SAVOR-TIMI 53, will take place over a five-year period and follow patients who have a history of previous cardiovascular problems or multiple risk factors for vascular disease, with the goal of determining whether adding Onglyza to their current standard of care will reduce their risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke.

The Food and Drug Administration approved Onglyza in July 2009.

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