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Weis Markets launches second annual Believe in Heroes promotion to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

BY Michael Johnsen

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Thursday announced the launch of its second annual Believe in Heroes promotion to benefit Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that raises awareness and enlists public support for the needs of injured service members. Weis has set a goal to raise more than its inaugural $100,000 donation, made in 2011. 

"Weis customers are always incredibly generous, especially when we ask them to help us assist the men and women who’ve honorably served our country," stated Kurt Schertle, EVP Weis Markets. "We’re confident that together we can make an impact for the Wounded Warrior Project and help to raise much-needed funds to support these servicemen and women for having sacrificed so much for our country."

Weis customers may contribute to the Believe in Heroes program by purchasing select products from brand names including Ore-Ida, Dannon, Gerber, Sargento and many more with the special Wounded Warrior Project label. Customers may also purchase Wounded Warrior Project bracelets or magnets selling for $1.00 each, and reusable tote bags for $2.99.

The program will run in all 162 Weis stores through December.

 

 

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MinuteClinic offers free diabetes screenings in November

BY Alaric DeArment

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — MinuteClinic is offering free diabetes screenings during November to mark Diabetes Month.

MinuteClinic, which operates 600 clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores, said the screening would include a general assessment of lifestyle risk factors for diabetes, followed by a blood glucose test for which patients will receive immediate results and recommendations from the clinic’s practitioner, who can also answer questions and refer patients to primary care physicians. The clinics also offer comprehensive health condition monitoring for people with diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

"Approximately 7 million Americans are living undiagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, putting them at risk for serious complications," MinuteClinic chief medical officer Nancy Gagliano said. "By providing convenient diabetes screenings at no cost, we hope to expand awareness of diabetes risk factors and help put some of our patients back on the path to better health."


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Taking a ‘shot’ at the unvaccinated

BY DSN STAFF

Sure, a growing number of patients have either already received or plan to receive a flu shot this year compared to one year ago. According to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September, 57% of patients have received or plan to receive a flu shot this year versus 53% in 2011.

But there is still plenty of room for improvement. The glass-half-empty view focuses on the more than 40% of patients that won’t get a flu shot this year; a recent online survey conducted by CVS Caremark suggests this group could be as high as 51%. “Those who do not receive the flu shot most often indicate that it is unnecessary and/or due to side effects or the fear of side effects caused by the vaccine,” Hill explained.

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