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Rite Aid offers weight-loss tips

BY Alaric DeArment

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Americans make hundreds of millions of New Year’s resolutions every year, following some to the letter and ignoring others. Health-related resolutions are among the most common, giving pharmacy retailers a way to pitch in and help.

Rite Aid announced Wednesday that it would offer customers free expert advice on weight loss in printed guides, online resources and conversations with pharmacists during the month of January. According to the retailer, 50% of Americans will make resolutions this year, but consumer polls showed that more than 75% of respondents don’t make it three months into their weight-loss resolutions, while one-third don’t last 30 days, often due to the failure to create steps for achieving their goals.

Rite Aid’s program will include a 12-page guide to weight management, with information about the childhood obesity epidemic, meal planning, calorie guides and tips to losing weight; online resources at the retailer’s website, such as a body mass index calculator and recipes; and pharmacists who will share their knowledge on such topics as drug therapies, dieting myths, diabetes and basic lifestyle tips.


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Dec-22-2012 12:31 am

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Panasonic Group launches hearing aid line featuring wireless connectivity, longer battery life

BY Michael Johnsen

SECAUCUS, N.J. — Panasonic Healthcare Group on Tuesday announced the introduction of the R1-W digital hearing instrument, a line of hearing products that appeals to a broader user base of people with mild to severe hearing loss.

One of the features includes a battery that can last up to 300 hours with an easy-care battery tool that helps protect battery drainage while the unit is in a hearing aid dehumidifier. And an accessory available with the R1-W line of hearing aids called the Hearing Hub allows users to wirelessly connect the hearing instrument to Bluetooth-compatible mobile phones. The Hearing Hub also enables a voice memo recording option with Bluetooth Interface and microphone input that patients can use to record reminders, such as doctor’s appointments.

Other R1-W Series accessories include an audio transmitter, which plugs directly into a television’s audio-output port to transmit sound wirelessly into the R1-W Series through the Hearing Hub.

"As a new player in the U.S. hearing market, and with our brand strength, we are finding that professionals are embracing our vision to deliver meaningful solutions to a broad segment of people who want to hear better," stated Delain Wright, director of sales, Panasonic Healthcare Group. "The R1-W series will propel us into the next phase of Panasonic’s plan for the hearing care business and allow us to better promote our products and Panasonic brand, which have been well received by people seeking hearing help."

 


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U.S. News & World Report ranks top five easiest diet plans

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — The U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday named the top five "easiest" diets New Year’s resolutionists should follow — Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Mediterranean Diet, Slim Fast and Volumetrics — out of a total field of 25 diet plans.

Best Diets 2012 featured six other rankings: Best diets overall, best commercial diet plans, best weight-loss diets, best diets for healthy eating, best diabetes diets and best heart-healthy diets. All six rankings were first published in 2011, when U.S. News evaluated a total of 20 diets. The five new diets added for 2012 were the Abs diet, Biggest Loser diet, Dukan diet, Flat Belly diet and Macrobiotic diet.

Big winners across the rankings included:

  • DASH Diet, which ranked No. 1 in best diets overall, best diets for healthy eating and best diabetes diets (tie);

  • Weight Watchers, which ranked No. 1 in best weight-loss diets, best commercial diet plans and easiest diets to follow;

  • Biggest Loser Diet: ranked No. 1 in best diabetes diets (tie); and

  • Ornish Diet: ranked No. 1 in best heart-healthy diets.

"The Best Diets rankings are designed to guide each dieter to the diet or diets best suited to his or her goal, whether that’s weight loss, management of diabetes, healthy eating or something else," stated U.S. News‘ Lindsay Lyon, who directed the project.

To create the rankings, U.S. News profiled each diet using information culled from scientific journals, government reports and other resources. A volunteer panel of 22 nationally recognized experts in diet and nutrition review each diet profile, conduct independent fact-finding, and rated the diets on seven criteria, such as their ability to produce short-term and long-term weight loss. U.S. News converted panelists’ ratings to scores and constructed the rankings. For the "easiest diets to follow" list, panelists assessed likely taste appeal, ease of initial adjustment, ability to keep dieters from feeling hungry and special eating restrictions.


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