CVS Caremark recognized for promoting healthy lifestyles for its employees
WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark was recognized at the National Business Group on Health’s Leadership Summit this week for promoting healthy lifestyles for its employees, the retailer announced on Friday.
CVS Caremark received the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award at the Summit, held in Washington, D.C. It received the Gold Award for its Wellness Program for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who have made a commitment to long-term behavior changes.
Now in its fifth year, the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards are designed to encourage all employers to take action and embrace a culture of wellness.
“We are thrilled to receive this award,” stated V. Michael Ferdinandi, SVP human resources for CVS Caremark. “Because CVS Caremark is the country’s leading pharmacy healthcare provider, it is extremely important to us to provide a healthy workplace for our own 215,000 employees, and to help to improve their health and well-being.”
The CVS Caremark Wellness Program is designed to improve the health behaviors of CVS Caremark colleagues and their dependents. The program encourages associates to be healthy and to take ownership of their health through such health improvement programs as smoking cessation, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, preventative screenings, health assessments, flu shots and maternity management, among others.
Home Diagnostics launches TRUEmanager Diabetes Management Software
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Home Diagnostics, a leading manufacturer and marketer of diabetes testing supplies, announced the launch of TRUEmanager Diabetes Management Software.
The advanced reporting features and new user-friendly interface of TRUEmanager make it an essential tool for diabetes patients and healthcare professionals seeking long-term disease management.
The software allows patients to easily download blood glucose testing results form their meter directly onto a home computer and then compiles patient demographics into seven easy-to-read reports to show patterns and trends in glucose results.
“TRUEmanager’s advanced software is designed to give patients and healthcare professionals an effective tool for monitoring and sharing the data necessary to achieve proper disease control,” said Joe Capper, president and CEO of Home Diagnostics. “With customizable and more comprehensive reporting, TRUEmanager helps people with diabetes keep track of their blood glucose levels, empowering them to live more comfortably with diabetes.”
New G.I. Joe paperback set to get fans excited for summer film
NEW YORK An official companion book to Paramount Pictures’ summer film G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra is sure to get fans’ adrenaline pumping before the movie hits theatres.
Published under license from Paramount Licensing, this paperback sidekick is packed with information on the weapons, gadgets, vehicles and missions featured in the movie with color photos, film stills, schematics and production art.
The book will be available in the United States and United Kingdom July 21 from Titan Books followed soon after by the G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra film directed by Stephen Sommers, set to open August 7.