NCDP healthcare reform recommendations advocate for diabetes prevention, treatment and care
NEW YORK Prevention — thankfully — has become a buzz word in all the talk about health reform, and it is clear that any meaningful legislation will likely include an enhanced focus on preventative care, wellness and early stage intervention. The long-term effect: better health outcomes and lower costs.
The country spends $1.7 trillion a year on chronic diseases, and diabetes accounted for $218 billion of that in 2007. Because Type 2 diabetes is preventable and new treatments are emerging for Type 1, reducing diabetes’ prevalence and increasing treatment of those who have it would certainly put a dent in the country’s healthcare spending.
People with Type 1 diabetes are born with it, but Type 2 — the most common kind — can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and a good diet, and early intervention that includes recognition of pre-diabetes and risk factors for developing the disease, will also go a long way to reducing its adverse effects on the country, the healthcare system and patients themselves.
Kmart brings back Bluelight Specials just in time for school
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. Kmart’s “Mr. Bluelight,” the company’s renowned bargain hunter, is helping customers stay back-to-school-cool without breaking the bank, with the return of its exciting Bluelight Specials.
“We brought back Bluelight Specials last weekend and based on the overwhelming response and customer feedback, we’re introducing even more, new specials this Sat., July 25,” said Mark Snyder, chief marketing officer, Kmart. “It’s a priority at Kmart to continue to give its customers the opportunity to take advantage of our combination of quality, price and value on the summer’s hottest items and even plan for back-to-school.”
Kmart’s Bluelight Specials are taking over everything from patio furniture to schools supplies, with savings up to 75%.
For more information on the Bluelight special event, customers can follow Kmart on Twitter and Facebook.
Fujifilm unveils new print services and fulfillment operation
VALHALLA, N.Y. Fujifilm announced that its primary U.S. manufacturing and distribution complex, located in Greenwood, S.C., will house a state-of-the-art digital print services and fulfillment operation.
The 500-acre property will undergo minor reconstruction in order to accommodate what is being called the largest Fujifilm manufacturing operation in the United Sates, and the largest Fujifilm distribution center in the world.
“Greenwood offers a number of advantages,” said Shin Kataoka, president of Fujifilm Manufacturing U.S.A., and head of operations at Greenwood. “Its central location and proximity to raw materials will enhance efficiencies. In addition, Fujifilm is already a well-established corporate citizen [in South Carolina] and has become a model of sustainability for our company globally.”
The new complex marks the company’s commitment to expanding photo printing and fulfillment operations after seeing a growing in the photo specialty business in the United States.