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Extend Nutrition introduces line of 17 diabetes-friendly snacks

BY Michael Johnsen

ST. LOUIS — Extend Nutrition recently launched its line of diabetes-friendly snacks that helps prevent severe low blood sugar while people with diabetes sleep. 

With 17 flavors available across the line Extend Nutrition is made with real food ingredients, including lean protein, healthy fats and complex, low-glycemic carbohydrates that convert slowly to blood sugar, the company reported. Invented by Francine Kaufman, former president of the American Diabetes Association, Extend Nutrition Bars, Shakes, Crisps and Drizzles are made with a patented formula that is clinically proven to help control blood sugar for up to nine hours, the company added.

To help promote the brand, Extend Nutrition is participating in local events in Pittsburgh and San Diego in November. 

 

 

 

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Carex Health acquires the ThermiPaq Hot & Cold Therapy brand

BY Michael Johnsen

NORWELL, Mass. — Carex Health Brands announced the acquisition of the ThermiPaq Hot & Cold Therapy brand along with other associated assets from Thermionics Corp.

“We have always admired the ThermiPaq brand and its leadership in the clay hot/cold segment,” stated Matt McElduff, president of Carex Health Brands." The ThermiPaq products are a perfect fit for the Carex portfolio of hot/cold brands including the market-leading Bed Buddy moist heat ThermaTherapy brand and our TheraMed brand. This acquisition further solidifies our leadership in the market and allows Carex to improve service to our existing customers through an expanded hot/cold portfolio.”

“Carex Health Brands has long been respected for many of the same values as ThermiPaq, including quality, value and integrity,” noted Gregg Harwood, founder of Thermionics. “I am pleased to hand over the reins to a company which shares my passion for improving the well-being of others.”

 

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P&G taps celebrity Chef LaLa and medical expert Jorge Rodriguez to offer education on frequent heartburn

BY Michael Johnsen

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Monday announced that celebrity chef and nutritionist Chef LaLa, and medical expert Jorge Rodriguez, will share health and nutrition tips to help families reduce the chances of heartburn as part of a brand initiative supporting Prilosec OTC. The bilingual education about how to help minimize frequent heartburn addresses a common health issue in U.S. Hispanic households, the company noted. 

“The Latino culture is filled with colorful, flavorful traditions and we want families to continue celebrating their heritage without worrying about the discomfort of frequent heartburn,” stated Chris Vuturo, spokesperson for Prilosec OTC.

Consumers can request free samples and get information at PrilosecOTCes.com.

“With so many fiestas throughout the holiday season, it is easy to enchilarte [over do the chile] which can exacerbate the symptoms of frequent heartburn,” Chef LaLa said. “Taking simple steps like reducing acidity and spices in foods and taking Prilosec OTC as directed can help stop the acid that causes heartburn before it starts.”

 

 

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