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Arctic Ease takes the chill out of cold therapy

BY Michael Johnsen

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. Arctic Ease on Thursday announced the launch of its Arctic Ease cryotherapy pads and wraps. The cold therapy products can be used at room temperature, conform to the body and adhere directly to the skin, the company said.

"The wraps and pads conform to the affected area, allow a full range of motion and provide a cooling therapy that is simple, convenient and incredibly effective," stated Carol Forden, president and CEO of Arctic Ease.

 

The products are available at Acme Markets, Chester County Running Store, Elite Runners and Walkers, and Vertical Runner, in addition to e-commerce merchants Amazon.com, Walgreens.com, Drugstore.com, RiteAid.com and CVS.com.

 

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Drugstore.com’s gift to military, foreign service: Free shipping

BY Allison Cerra

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Online retailer Drugstore.com said it would offer free shipping to military and foreign service addresses for the holidays.

Orders placed by Dec. 3 on Drugstore.com and its sister site, Beauty.com, for $49 or more will receive free shipping with arrival by Dec. 24 when sent to APO/FPO/DPO addresses. The company was motivated to do the promotion as its customers in the military and foreign service have said it is difficult to find essential products when they are far away from home.

"This is an easy, convenient way for family and friends of members of the military or foreign service to send gifts and care packages to loved ones this time of year," said Ron Kelly, VP customer services at Drugstore.com.

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Wet Ones website features Bill Nye, addresses germs

BY Michael Johnsen

SHELTON, Conn. Playtex Products on Tuesday launched the Wet Ones Healthy Hands Zone website, an educational resource developed by Bill Nye, science educator and author of "Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs."

The website will house video demonstrations of and instructions for science experiments that teach children about germs and keeping hands clean, as well as information about preventing the spread of germs.

“Scientists estimate that 80% of all infectious diseases are transmitted through hands, so it’s especially important to be vigilant about keeping hands clean,” Nye said. The Wet Ones Healthy Hands Zone resource features four science experiments families and teachers easily can conduct on their own.

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