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CVS MinuteClinic to offer free heart health screenings

CVS MinuteClinic to offer free heart health screenings

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health’s MinuteClinic will provide free heart health screenings each week throughout this month. Dubbed “Know Your Numbers,” the MinuteClinic heart health screenings will be offered every Wednesday in February at all MinuteClinic locations. CVS said the heart health checks are part of its support of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women”

PharmaSmart hails updated hypertension guidelines

PharmaSmart hails updated hypertension guidelines

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc. welcomed new guidelines updating the definition of hypertension and stressing the use of validated devices for measuring blood pressure. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology last week announced that high blood pressure is now defined as a systolic reading of 130 mm Hg and higher or

New high blood pressure standards impact Rx

New high blood pressure standards impact Rx

For prescribers and pharmacists, the reduced levels for defining a person as having high blood pressure bring new guidelines for hypertension medication. This week, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology announced that high blood pressure is now defined as a systolic reading of 130 mm Hg and higher or a diatolic measure

Higi backs redefined levels for high blood pressure

Higi backs redefined levels for high blood pressure

CHICAGO — Health screening kiosk maker higi SH LLC welcomed reduced standards for high blood pressure (BP) released this week by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Under the new guidelines, people with systolic BP readings of 130 mmHg (top number) or diastolic readings of 80 mmHg (bottom) now

Fred’s screening campaigns tout prevention

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For the fifth consecutive year, Fred’s Inc. recognized Colon Cancer Awareness Month by giving away free at-home EZ Detect screening kits designed to detect signs of colon cancer and rectal cancer in the early stages, when they are most treatable. The retailer, which operates 601 pharmacy and general merchandise stores in 15

Fred’s fosters disease prevention with screening programs

Fred’s fosters disease prevention with screening programs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred’s Pharmacy has made a difference in the health of thousands of people through its Heart Disease Awareness and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaigns. The drug and discount store chain said Wednesday that the campaigns brought screening and early detection tools to more than 98,000 people and, earlier this month, led Fred’s to

CVS cuts trans fats from store-brand foods

CVS cuts trans fats from store-brand foods

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Artificial trans fats are now gone from a range of store-brand food products at CVS Pharmacy. CVS said Wednesday that it’s the first national retail drug chain to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) — the chief source of artificial trans fats in processed foods — from all of its exclusive store-brand food

CVS pledges to raise $10 million for women’s heart health

CVS pledges to raise $10 million for women’s heart health

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has become a new national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement supporting women’s heart health. CVS said Wednesday that it has committed to raise at least $10 million over the next three years, including through an in-store donation program, to help fund cardiovascular research and

Kinney edges out Wall Street giant in fundraiser

Kinney edges out Wall Street giant in fundraiser

Kinney Drugs beat out financial giant Morgan Stanley in raising funds for the American Heart Association’s Wear Red Day. In fact, the regional drug chain — with about 100 stores in New York and Vermont — was the top fundraiser nationwide in the association’s 2016 Heart Health campaign, generating $30,000. Morgan Stanley was second with

PharmaSmart tabbed as American Heart Association leader

PharmaSmart tabbed as American Heart Association leader

PharmaSmart’s role in helping consumers better manage their health has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA). The Rochester, N.Y.-based company has been named to the AHA’s High Blood Pressure leadership group and noted that it currently represents the only blood pressure/biometric screening kiosk provider in the group. To that end, a profile of