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Bartell collects teddy bears for children’s campaign

BY Alaric DeArment

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is collecting donations of teddy bears to give to children in stressful and traumatic situations, the Seattle-based regional retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

Bartell said it would work with local radio statement Warm 106.9 FM in the annual "Teddy Bear Patrol" campaign, which will take place through March 30. The chain’s 58 stores will collect donations of $7 "Bartell Bears" or new or gently used bears smaller than 12 in.

The bears are distributed to police departments, hospitals and emergency response teams to give to children involved in challenging situations. More than 74,000 have been collected over the years.

 

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Baby boomers seek second opinion on supplement use

BY Michael Johnsen

Survey participants older than 55 years were more likely to seek multiple sources of dietary supplement information (33%) as compared with younger shoppers (25%), according to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in late 2012. Referencing multiple sources for vitamin information suggests greater interest in the topic.

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Upgrading gadget cases

BY Barbara White-Sax

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Speck recently launched a line of cases for the iPad Mini. New CandyShell cases have a hard outer shell in a stylish glossy finish and a soft interior that absorbs shock from bumps. A raised bezel protects the iPad’s screen and rubberized covers shield its buttons.

Also new, Speck’s Smart-Shell for iPad Mini protects the back of the Mini, securing the Smart Cover in place when open so the tablet can lay flat from edge to spine.

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