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Rite Aid grants Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington $10,000

BY Michael Johnsen

WILMINGTON, Del. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington last week received $10,000 in a grant from the Rite Aid Foundation to assist in the operation of Bayard House, a residential maternity home for teens and young women, the Diocese reported.

“We sincerely thank the Rite-Aid Foundation for their support of Bayard House,” stated  Richelle Vible, Catholic Charities’ executive director. “This grant will help us to provide Bayard House residents with proper prenatal care in a home-like environment while equipping the pregnant and newly parenting teens and women with the tools they need to live independent, self-sufficient lives once their babies are born.”

Bayard House is the only licensed residential program in Delaware providing direct client care service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to at-risk, homeless, and pregnant or newly parenting adolescents, women and their babies. The Bayard House program provides residential, educational and referral services to young families in need.

In fiscal year 2008, Bayard House provided 3,594 days of care to young women and their babies. Newborns had average birth weight at 6 lbs. 8 oz., well above the accepted minimal weight of 5 lbs. 9oz. determined as healthy by the American Pediatric Association. Since its inception, Bayard House has celebrated the birth of more than 660 healthy newborns.

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Baby Vibe unveils gum massaging product for teething children

BY Michael Johnsen

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. Baby Vibe on Monday announced its new option for parents seeking teething relief for their children, the JeJe Teether, a product that creates a vibrating sensation that massages aching gums and eases the process of cutting teeth. The vibrations last seven minutes before JeJe Teether switches off automatically.

“The vibration produced by the JeJe Teether actually stimulates gum tissue and facilitates the tooth breakthrough process quite naturally,” stated Mario Gonzalez, co-founder of Baby Vibe. “So the function of the JeJe Teether is twofold: It relieves the pain and shortens the window in which the baby can experience pain.”

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Perrigo begins shipping OTC ibuprofen and diphenhydramine citrate tablets

BY Michael Johnsen

ALLEGAN, Mich. Perrigo on Friday announced that the company has begun shipping over-the-counter ibuprofen and diphenhydramine citrate tablets, 200/38 mg. The product will be marketed under store brand labels and is comparable to Wyeth Consumer Healthcare’s Advil PM tablets, 200/38 mg, indicated as a pain reliever/nighttime sleep-aid.

Estimated brand sales for the product for the last 12 months ending Sept. 28 were $70 million, according to Perrigo estimates.

 

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