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Bartell Drugs preps for upcoming flu season with vaccination program

BY Ryan Chavis

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs on Monday announced the launch of a seasonal flu vaccination program, which offers in-store vaccinations at 63 Bartell Drug locations, as well as an off-site flu clinic program that serves area businesses and retirement communities.

Flu shots are available at any time, with no appointment necessary. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three flu viruses, the company said. Bartell Drugs offers quadrivalent vaccine, which provides protection against an added fourth virus.

The vaccine also is available as a FluMist nasal spray option. Fluzone High-Dose is offered specifically for patients ages 65 years and older. This option contains a higher amount of antigen than regulat flu shots, which creates a better immune response, the company stated.

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Oscar Mayer celebrates back-to-school season with new deli meats

BY Ryan Chavis

MADISON, Wis. — Oscar Mayer, a brand from Kraft Foods Group, is introducing a line of deli meats to coincide with the back-to-school season. The Old World Style line contains four varieties: classic salami, cracked black pepper salami, classic pepperoni and turkey pepperoni. The new line of deli meats fulfill an unmet need as more consumers seek out bold cuisine, according to the brand.  

“There’s no doubt that Italian-style sandwiches are gaining popularity, on restaurant menus and at home,” said Tom Bick, senior director of integrated marketing and advertising at Oscar Mayer.  “We want to help food fans revamp their brown-bag lunch routines, and the Old World Style meats offers an authentic option for the whole family to enjoy.”

Oscar Mayer Old World Style meats contain up to 8 g of protein in each serving. Consumers can find the products at major grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.29. All four varieties come in a 4-oz. package.
 

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Report: Hackers steal personal information of 4.5 million Community Health Systems’ patients

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK — Community Health Systems on Monday announced that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients, according to a CNN report
 
According to the report, the names, social security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers of some 4.5 million patients who had been treated in the last five years were all exposed in the cyberattack. 
 
"The company's hospitals operate in 28 states but have their most significant presence in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas," CNN reported. "[Community Health Systems] have determined the hackers were in China and used high-end, sophisticated malware to launch the attacks sometime in April and June this year."
 
"Since first learning of this attack, [Community Health Systems] has worked closely with federal law enforcement authorities in connection with their investigation and possible prosecution of those determined to be responsible for this attack," the company stated in an SEC filing Monday. "The company has been informed by federal authorities and Mandiant that this intruder has typically sought valuable intellectual property, such as medical device and equipment development data. However, in this instance the data transferred was non-medical patient identification data related to the company’s physician practice operations and affected approximately 4.5 million individuals who, in the last five years, were referred for or received services from physicians affiliated with the [Community Health Systems]."
 
Community Health Systems is notifying the patients and will be offering identity theft protection services to individuals affected by this attack. 
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