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Eboost launches ‘berry’ good energy shot

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK Eboost on Thursday launched its super berry liquid shot, formulated with a host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including vitamins C, D, B6 and B12, folic acid, niacin, selenium, chromium, zinc and green tea. The 15-calorie beverage also is formulated with nutrient-rich superfruits, including pure extracts of blueberry, blackberry, pomegranate, mango, acai, maqui berry and grapeseed.

 

The new ready-to-drink energy beverage is available in four flavors — citrus orange, pink lemonade, acai pomegranate and super berry. It’s available as effervescent powder packets, tablets and liquid shot forms at select retailers, including Bed, Bath & Beyond and Duane Reade.

 

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AMG Medical honors veterans with annual national program

BY Michael Johnsen

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Sam’s Club locations on Wednesday kicked off “Hugo Salutes Our Veterans,” a national program that will provide 36,000 Hugo folding canes free of charge to U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance.

 

“All of us at AMG Medical want to express our deepest appreciation to all of the members of our military. Thank you for your service,” stated Philip delBuey, global president of AMG Medical. “Our company’s mission is all about helping people stay active and connected to family, friends and the community, and we hope that many veterans will participate in Hugo Salutes.”

 

 

Hugo Salutes Our Veterans has significantly grown from its 2007 launch by AMG Medical. AMG Medical gave away 5,000 canes that year to honor the parents and relatives of its employees who served in the U.S. military. In 2009, Hugo Salutes gave out 25,000 canes on Veterans Day.

 

 

This year, with the backing of Sam’s Club, Schiff, First Quality, Member’s Mark, U.S. Nutrition, Fixodent, Poise, Joint Juice, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson and AMG Medical, Hugo Salutes Our Veterans will be greatly expanded to give out 36,000 canes over three days — Veterans Day and the days before and after.

 

 

The Hugo folding cane that will be given out retails for $29.99. It is a “patriotic blue" with an ergonomic comfort-grip handle, appropriate for both left- and right-handed users. Sturdy, functional and stylish, it has multiple height settings to comfortably meet the needs of most people. The Hugo folding cane easily unfolds, locks into position for use and also includes a handle safety strap for extra confidence. To store, the cane conveniently folds into four sections.

 

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Nick Jonas, Bayer Diabetes Care address importance of testing blood-glucose levels

BY Allison Cerra

MORRISTOWN, N.J. In line with American Diabetes Month, Bayer Diabetes Care released a video featuring pop star Nick Jonas, emphasizing the importance of blood-glucose level testing.

Jonas, who has Type 1 diabetes, checks his blood-glucose levels 12 times a day with Bayer’s Contour USB meter. Testing frequently, in accordance with a doctor’s guidance, helps a person with diabetes make important choices throughout the day to stay within a target blood-glucose range, Bayer said.

Click here to view the video.

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