BUSINESS BRIEF CVS Offering No Cost Heart Health Screenings This Valentines Day

first_img(Editor’s Note: CVS has a Minute Clinic location at its pharmacy at 222 Main Street.)WOONSOCKET, R.I — As part of its ongoing commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health recently announced it will be offering no cost “Know Your Numbers” heart health screenings at MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, every Thursday in February, including Valentine’s Day. MinuteClinic locations can be found inside select CVS Pharmacy and Target stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia.The company also announced it has extended its support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign with a new three-year, $15 million commitment to life-saving cardiovascular research and education. CVS Pharmacy customers will have an opportunity to give the gift of heart health by making a donation at the register at their local CVS Pharmacy stores through February 23.According to the American Heart Association, nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, yet most women don’t know their personal health numbers that are critical to determining one’s risk.“Women tend to put others before themselves, but it is imperative that women make their heart health a priority. The stark reality is cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. But by empowering women to be aware which includes knowing your numbers move more, eat smart and manage blood pressure, we can change that fact,” said Jennifer Mieres, M.D., an American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women medical expert.Consumers can visit their local MinuteClinic on February 7, 14, 21, and 28 and receive a no-cost heart health preventive screening, supported by TYLENOL , to learn the five key personal health numbers that can help them determine their risk for heart disease: total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index. MinuteClinic is a high-quality, convenient and affordable destination for preventive care all year long, with 1 in 2 Americans living within 10 miles of a MinuteClinic.“Knowing your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke is critical to improving community health, which is why we’re pleased to be offering no cost Know Your Number screenings at all of our MinuteClinic locations on Valentine’s Day, and every Thursday during February,” said Lisa Bisaccia, Chief Human Resources Officer, CVS Health, and national volunteer chair for Go Red for Women. “Health starts at the community level, and that’s why we feel we can make a real difference by increasing access to cardiovascular screenings and providing customers with an opportunity to show their support for family, friends and neighbors who are affected by cardiovascular disease.”To receive a free screening, download the voucher, print a copy and bring it with you to scan at the MinuteClinic registration kiosk. Alternatively, you can use your mobile phone to show the voucher to the provider after you register at the kiosk.CVS Pharmacy customers can support Go Red for Women by making a $1, $3 or larger donation at the register at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide or online at http://www.cvshealth.com/GoRed through February 23. Additionally, 3M is proud to support the 2019 American Heart Association’s Life is Why We Give Campaign by donating $100,000.About CVS HealthCVS Health is the nation’s premier health innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Whether in one of its pharmacies or through its health services and plans, CVS Health is pioneering a bold new approach to total health by making quality care more affordable, accessible, simple and seamless. CVS Health is community-based and locally focused, engaging consumers with the care they need when and where they need it. The Company has more than 9,800 retail locations, approximately 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with approximately 93 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. CVS Health also serves an estimated 39 million people through traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including a rapidly expanding Medicare Advantage offering. This innovative health care model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from CVS Health.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCVS Opens 1,000th Minute Clinic In United StatesIn “Business”ANOTHER Wilmington Pharmacy Change Coming: CVS Buys Target’s PharmaciesIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: CVS Fights Rise In E-Cigarette Use, Donates $1M+ To Tobacco-Free Policies On College CampusesIn “Business”last_img read more

Ryan Reynolds shares behindthescenes peek at Detective Pikachu

first_imgDetective Pikachu is a spinoff from the Pokemon gaming franchise, which includes the Detective Pikachu game. Pokemon fans will be able to see the movie when it hits theaters worldwide in May 2019. “Pika-dots,” Reynolds captioned the photo on his Twitter and Instagram.The left side of the image shows Pikachu, while the right side features Reynolds’ face covered in motion capture marker dots. These dots are used to track his facial expressions, which will then be used to make Pikachu’s reactions looks more realistic. In the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie, Pokemon creatures and humans live together side by side.  2019 movies to geek out over Post a comment Tags 77 Photos The Pokemon movie centers on the search for an ace detective named Harry Goodman who goes missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Helping Tim in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokemon partner, Detective Pikachu, described as “a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself.” Share your voice Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.Knowing your visual effects lingo: From compositing to previz, understand the latest filmmaking terms with this handy glossary of visual effects jargon. 0 In the upcoming live-action Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu, Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds lends his voice to the beloved yellow main character.While Warner Bros. Pictures already gave fans their first glimpse at the movie with a trailer in November, Reynolds shared an even closer look at his character on Sunday. More movies Barack Obama lists 2018 favorites: Black Panther, Annihilation Jason Momoa’s Aquaman is the superhero we need right now Movies led by women dominate box office, study finds TV and Movies Pokemon Go Deadpoollast_img read more

Ambulancetruck collision kills 2

first_imgTwo killed and three others injured in a head-on collision between an ambulance and a truck in Bogura on Friday. Photo: Prothom AloTwo persons were killed and three others injured in a head-on collision between an ambulance and a truck on Dhaka-Bogura highway in Sherpur upazila on Friday, reports UNB.The identities of the deceased could not be ascertained immediately.Witnesses said the Naogaon-bound truck collided with the ambulance carrying the dead body of a person from Dhaka around 12:00pm, leaving two ambulance passengers dead on spot and three others injured.The bodies were sent to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital for autopsy, said Aziz Mandol, in-charge of the hospital’s police camp.last_img

State OBC candidates not on Central NEET list Bengal govt urges Centre

first_imgKolkata: As many as 12,000 medical aspirants from Bengal on the state OBC list may not be able to appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) next year as their groups did not feature on the Central OBC list.Bengal government had taken up the issue with the Centre urging for the inclusion of OBC candidates from the state otherwise they would be deprived from various examinations including NEET. But no steps have been taken in this regard yet. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeMany of these candidates might have breathed a sigh of relief when the union Human Resource Development Ministry had assigned the National Testing Agency (NTA) to carry out NEET from the next year. Until the previous year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) used to conduct the national level medical entrance examination. The responsibility of conducting the examination shifted after numerous errors were found in the vernacular question paper of NEET this year and there had been a protest by a large section of students from across the country. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBut NTA might be taking the same footsteps as its predecessor did as it mentioned in the prospectus that the NTA authorities would not take any responsibility for the mistake(s) in regional language question papers and students have to do respective correction(s) in the examination hall according to the English version question(s). Following the issuance of the NTA prospectus, the doctors, students and their guardians have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister JP Nadda seeking their intervention in this regard. Dr Amiya Kumar Maity, formerly attached to SSKM and Dr Priyanka Maity, an ex-medical officer of M R Bangur Hospital, who were among the doctors writing the letter to the PM, said NTA’s announcement admits that it does not have the mechanism to hold a multilingual exam like NEET. Dr Amiya Kumar Maity also said the OBC candidates from Bengal would have to appear for the examination as general category students as there is no specific column in the form for the OBC candidates. Many of these candidates who are above the age of 25 would not be allowed to sit in the exam. When Bengal government used to conduct medical entrance examination of the state, the OBC candidates up to the age of 30 were allowed to appear for the examination. The upward age limit for the general category student in the NEET has been fixed at 25. Apart from English and Hindi, NEET is conducted in 11 other vernacular languages including Bengali, Telegu, Assamese, Odiya etc. Around 75,000 candidates from Bengal are expected to take part in the NEET examination scheduled to take place on May 5 next year. On-line application has started from November 1 and would continue till November 30. “There is an obvious dichotomy as the State government certified OBC candidates, not on the Central list, have been given wrong information saying they are Unreserved or general category students. Instructions also say if they fill up the application form furnishing wrong information, criminal offences could be leveled against them and they would be barred from medical admission,” Dr Maity stated.last_img read more

Ford Wants to Get in on Drone Deliveries Too

first_imgMarch 1, 2017 Register Now » UPS is already using drones on top of vans to assist deliveries in rural areas, and now Ford wants to do the same thing in busy cities.The automaker at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week showed off an “Autolivery” concept that relies on electric self-driving vans and drones to peddle packages from point A to B. The idea, devised by a team of Ford employees in Shanghai, is that the vans transport goods part of the way, and the drones take over for the last leg of the journey.The system could be used to transport everything from groceries to medical supplies, and allow for deliveries to places “inaccessible by car, such as high up in a tower block — or where parking would be difficult, impractical or unsafe,” Ford said. Say you’re getting ready for a dinner party, for instance, and you realize you forgot to pick up the lemons. In the future, you may be able to order a bag of lemons and have them autolivered in just the nick of time.Ford says the concept could not only improve people’s lives, but “pave the way to a more sustainable future.” In its news release, the automaker backed up those points with new data from traffic and navigation app Inrix indicating that drivers in Europe’s cities spent up to 91 hours sitting in traffic during 2016.”It’s all about making life in the city easier,” Ford designer Euishik Bang, who developed the concept alongside colleagues James Kuo and Chelsia Lau, said in a statement. “The possibility of harnessing autonomous and electric vehicle technology with drones to quickly and easily send and deliver parcels could help to make life better for everyone.”Ford said it plans to have a fully autonomous vehicle ready for commercial ride sharing, ride hailing and package delivery fleets in 2021. Looking forward, the company also expects electric vehicles to outnumber their gas-guzzling counterparts in the next 15 years, and for shared transportation to continue gaining popularity. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more