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Health Enterprises awarded APMA Seal of Acceptance for two products

BY Michael Johnsen

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. Health Enterprises has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for its Therapeutic Foot Massager and Tru-Ice Reusable Ice Therapy, the company announced Wednesday.

The APMA Seal of Acceptance Program was created to inform podiatric physicians and consumers about products whose quality, safety and effectiveness promote good foot health. In order to qualify for the Seal, products must pass a scientific evaluation by a panel of APMA members and testing at a recognized laboratory.

The Therapeutic Foot Massager helps relieve pain, reduce stress and relax tired feet with three easy-to-use massage options (massage with heat, massage with cold or basic massage). Tru-Ice provides cold therapy to help reduce swelling and relieve pain with an ergonomic, reusable design and patented liner system.

“Both the Therapeutic Foot Massager and Tru-Ice products have been medically proven to bring relief to individuals suffering from foot pain, using the latest technology in over-the-counter foot massage and cold therapy treatments,” stated Ronald Jensen, APMA president.

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Schering-Plough teams up wih Tekscan

BY Michael Johnsen

BOSTON Schering-Plough Health Care Products and Tekscan on Thursday announced their partnership to develop a revolutionary new kiosk designed to assess a customer’s feet and recommend the optimal Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic.

The consumer steps up to the kiosk and onto the sensing platform and, within seconds, receives a Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic recommendation based on his or her foot pressure pattern, arch type and foot length. The orthotic, designed with special cushioning and support layers, offloads high-pressure areas with support and comfort in mind.

The Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics system uses the patented science of Tekscan’s pressure-sensing technology along with sophisticated algorithms to recommend a perfect fit.

Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Kiosks can be found in Meijer, Kroger, CVS, Walmart and Walgreens retail stores in select markets, with further expansion planned.

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Bhelliom Energy Products releases new energy shot

BY Michael Johnsen

BOCA RATON, Fla. Bhelliom Energy Products on Wednesday released into the market a 2 oz. Mr Energy 8-HR Energy Shot, which includes a blend of energy berries acai, noni, goji and pomegranate.

“The acai berry is currently enjoying worldwide recognition not only as an antioxidant, but also as an energy supplement,” stated Casey McCarthy, Bhelliom president. “Acai berry’s other significant nutrients include amino acids, vitamins and trace minerals, in addition to a variety of phytonutrients.”

Goji berry has been used as a tonic by herbalists to provide a sense of well-being, McCarthy added, and noni is known among herbalists as a tonic associated with greater energy levels, as well as a powerful immune system builder.

The new energy shot is packaged in a resealable 2 oz. bottle and retails for a suggested $3.49.

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