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WomenHeart, Cheerios to conduct free cholesterol screenings

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON WomenHeart on Friday partnered with the Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts Tour for its second year, the organization announced, as they prepare to conduct free cholesterol screenings April 2 through April 6 at various Jons, Superior and Cardenas supermarkets in Southern California.

WomenHeart volunteers, all heart disease survivors, will provide educational information and a forum for discussion with women at all screening sites.

This year’s tour kicks off the first of several more 2009 Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts Tours nationwide. The tours and free cholesterol screenings are made possible by General Mills Corporation through funds raised from an on-box promotion for WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

The free screenings for women include a cholesterol test, measuring total HDL, LDL and triglycerides; a blood pressure measurement and a body mass index calculation.

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Carex Health Brands launches two new commode liners

BY Michael Johnsen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Carex Health Brands on Friday launched two new commode liners, assisted-living devices that help make the responsibilities of nursing homes and family caregivers that much more feasible.

The commode liners provide users and caregivers a convenient, highly-sanitized alternative to unhealthful and unpleasant commode bucket cleaning. The equipment is constructed with super absorbent powder that also reduces odor; holds up to two quarts of liquid; and features convenient tie handles for quick and easy disposal. Carex’ commode liners retail for a suggested $9.49.

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ProActive Remedies develops drug for food-allergy sufferers

BY Michael Johnsen

FORT COLLINS, Colo. ProActive Remedies on Thursday announced the launch of its homeopathic food allergy treatment called Allertherapy.

The methodology behind Allertherapy is similar in concept to allergy shots, the company noted, in that it helps build immunity to allergens and maintains that immunity over time. The oral spray uses a low, homeopathic allergen strength of one part per million to allow for safety of use in most allergy sufferers. The food mix contains many of the most common allergy-causing foods.

Because Allertherapy contains allergens, it is important to note that those with severe allergies must only use this treatment with doctor approval and under doctor supervision, the company stated.

KelloggsDRSNhttp://www.centerstoregrowth.com

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