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Take Care Clinics offering $39 physicals as spring training, summer camp approaches

BY Antoinette Alexander

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. –– Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced that it now is offering sports and camp physicals for $39. The physicals, regularly $60, are available until October and administered by nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
 
“Camp and sports physicals present an important opportunity for families to meet with a trusted healthcare professional who can screen patients for undetected health conditions, identify children that may be at risk for injury or spark conversations about overall health and wellness,” stated Sandy Ryan, chief nurse practitioner officer for Take Care Health Systems. “These exams are also a convenient opportunity to check whether immunizations are up-to-date and administer them if need be.  It’s all about helping ensure the overall health of a patient and the community, on the patient’s terms.”
 
Take Care Clinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants can administer appropriate immunizations for school-aged children, such as flu, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), Menactra (meningitis), Varicella (chicken pox), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and Gardasil (HPV). The company recommends that patients bring a copy of their vaccination record and medical history to the Take Care Clinic in preparation to receive a sports or camp physical or immunization.
 
While appointments are not required, they can now be scheduled through Take Care Clinic’s website, which also shows estimated wait times at each clinic for walk ins.
 
Sports and camp physicals at Take Care Clinics do not take the place of a child’s yearly health exam and complete developmental assessment. Take Care Health professionals encourage all patients to have a primary care provider or pediatrician who can facilitate this relationship. Patients without a primary care provider will be referred to one for further evaluation and treatment as needed. Visit records will be shared with a patient’s provider if requested, and all patients will be given a copy of their visit record to share with other providers.
 
High school and middle school level, pre-participation sports physicals are not available at Take Care Clinics in Kansas.


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Publix declares annual dividend

BY DSN STAFF

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix on Wednesday declared an annual cash dividend on its common stock of 59 cents per share.

The dividend will be payable and mailed June 1 to stockholders of record as of the close of business April 30, the grocer said.

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Rolling Strong selects Kroger as healthcare partner for its truckers

BY Michael Johnsen

LAS VEGAS — Rolling Strong, a health-and-wellness coordinator for professional drivers, named Kroger a preferred provider for wellness solutions for its trucking clients and drivers.

"We understand the importance of working with trusted wellness providers like Kroger to provide drivers and their families with our up-to-date health information, nutritional recommendations and wellness services," Rolling Strong chief medical officer Royce Brough said. "Our goal is two-fold, to educate drivers on the benefits of wellness and at the same time help their families get healthier by providing an overall healthier home for the drivers to return to after being on the road. Wellness maintenance is only achieved for the driver when the family is also along for the ride."

As part of the program, Kroger pharmacists will be providing on-site biometric readings for drivers at Rolling Strong’s trucking clients and also on the road throughout their truck-friendly Kroger stores.

Rolling Strong and Kroger also are working together to embrace professional drivers and their families by creating wellness educational materials designed specifically to help them stay healthy where they live — on the road. Drivers and their families will be able to take advantage of healthy, value-added coupons and grocery lists to enhance their shopping experience when they are enrolled in the Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Tool Bag program.

"Kroger pharmacies are committed to giving drivers and their families the tools they need to support a healthy lifestyle," Kroger VP pharmacy Lincoln Lutz said. "We are excited to partner with Rolling Strong to support the men and women who transport food and products to Kroger stores and the communities we serve across the nation."

For more information on the Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Tool Bag program, click here.


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