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MinuteClinic opens two clinics in Savannah region

BY Allison Cerra

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — MinuteClinic continues to expand its reach by opening two walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in the Savannah, Ga., market.

The clinics, located in Savannah and Richmond Hill, are the first retail medical clinics to open in the region and join 31 other MinuteClinic locations in Georgia situated throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area.

The openings are part of MinuteClinic’s goal to open 100 walk-in clinics nationwide this year.

"Since opening our first store-based clinic in Georgia in 2007, we have helped to expand access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care to thousands of residents who have visited us at convenient CVS/pharmacy locations near where they live and work," said Andrew Sussman, MinuteClinic president and sSVP/associate chief medical officer for CVS Caremark. "We are committed to making our innovative model of care part of Georgia’s efforts to broaden access to quality health services."


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Airborne launches chewable format

BY Michael Johnsen

MINNEAPOLIS — Airborne on Monday launched Airborne Chewable tablets, available in berry and citrus flavors, as an option for consumers "on-the-go."

One Airborne Chewable tablet provides as much vitamin C as in a three 8-oz. glasses of orange juice, the company said.

Airborne Chewables are sold in 32-count bottles at drug, grocery, club and mass merchants nationwide. The suggested retail price is $6.99. Airborne chewable tablets are free of caffeine, wheat, gluten and lactose, the company noted.


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Clif Bar volunteers improve outdoor areas on National Day of Action

BY Michael Johnsen

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Meet the Moment, a Clif Bar program celebrating athletic adventures and the places where they happen, culminated this past weekend with a National Day of Action, a day of volunteer activities to improve outdoor areas.

The nationwide preservation effort brought together more than 1,200 people who contributed more than 4,500 volunteer hours to Protect the Places We Play. Preservation efforts included picking up trash on beaches, building and maintaining hiking and biking trails, building wilderness boundary markers and educational kiosks at trailheads, construction of a mountain bike skills area and restoration of popular climbing spots.

Clif Bar encouraged people to share how they Meet the Moment by uploading photos and stories at MeettheMoment.com. For each Moment uploaded, Clif Bar donated $5 to one of five charities: Access Fund, International Mountain Biking Association, Leave No Trace, Surfrider Foundation or Winter Wildlands Alliance.


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