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Omnis Health launches EmbracePro

BY Michael Johnsen

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Omnis Health on Tuesday announced the launch of EmbracePro, a blood-glucose meter for medical professionals. Approved for multi-patient use, EmbracePro features a test strip release button for more hygienic strip disposal and provides accurate results within five seconds. 

“Omnis Health is proud to be entering the long-term care market. Our company is committed to delivering healthcare innovations to both patients and clinicians,” stated Rob Burton, president of Omnis Health. “EmbracePro is designed with professionals in mind. We know that clinicians need fast and accurate meters, and EmbracePro provides that reliable technology.”   

The EmbracePro blood-glucose meter allows testing with less pain for the patient, requiring a small sample size and alternate site testing locations, such as fingers, the palm or forearm. New EmbracePro gold electrode test strips provide a shorter conductive path, which increases accuracy and reliability. The EmbracePro allows for easy management of results for clinicians, storing up to 500 blood test results with date and time stamp, as well as an event recording mode for more effective data management.

 

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Sam’s Club to host free oral care and vital health screenings

BY Michael Johnsen

BENTONVILLE, ARK. — To reinforce the basics of a good oral routine and general wellness, Sam’s Club on Tuesday announced it is hosting free oral care and vital health screenings on Sat., April 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screenings are free and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (589 locations).

“Oral health is extremely important and a good indicator of overall health and wellbeing,” stated Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP health and wellness for Sam’s Club. “Free oral health and wellness screenings at Sam’s Club provide useful reminders that oral health issues may be symptoms of more serious chronic diseases. We are committed to offering our members and communities an affordable, accessible foundation for understanding how they can take ownership of their health.”

The free health screening event features tests valued at up to $100, including:

  • Dental tablets to test for plaque;
  • Glucose;
  • Total cholesterol;
  • Blood pressure;
  • Body mass index; and
  • Vision.

 

 

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Gillette Body Razor teams up with athletes to help guys get ready for summer

BY Antoinette Alexander

BOSTON — Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Body has teamed up with three Body athlete ambassadors to help promote its new Gillette Body razor and share tips and tricks for achieving peak performance — internationally renowned skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, multiple world champion and Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball Phil Dalhausser, and CrossFit champ Jason Khalipa.

In addition, consumers could have an opportunity to participate in an ultimate #BODYREADY personal training day with each athlete.

Sheckler, Dalhausser and Khalipa, in partnership with Gillette, are inviting guys to submit their top #BODYREADY tip for summer. Fans can post their best training, fitness or health tip using the #BODYREADY hashtag across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For each athlete, a local consumer could then have the opportunity to participate in a personalized “day in the life” training experience and fitness and nutrition crash course with Sheckler, Dalhausser or Khalipa.

 “Gillette has applied more than 100 years of shaving expertise to design its first razor created for the male terrain,” stated Aaron Paas, Gillette North America brand manager. “And with shirtless season just around the corner, Gillette Body is a great finishing touch as men prep and get body ready for summer.”

Gillette Body razors are available at food, drug and mass merchandise stores in the United States for a suggested retail price of $7.99. Complementary products include Gillette Body Gel and Gillette Body Wash.

 

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