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August 9, 2013

The philanthropic arm of the Coca-Cola Co. is donating nearly $9 million to organizations focused on well-being, community development and environmental protection.

ATLANTA — The philanthropic arm of the Coca-Cola Co. is donating nearly $9 million to organizations focused on well-being, community development and environmental protection.

August 8, 2013

Healthy Hair Journey Enterprises has introduced the Hydratherma Naturals Healthy Hair Care Collection, a line of natural-based products developed to improve, enhance and maintain healthy hair.

ATLANTA — Healthy Hair Journey Enterprises has introduced the Hydratherma Naturals Healthy Hair Care Collection, a line of natural-based products developed to improve, enhance and maintain healthy hair.

August 7, 2013

SoftSheen-Carson Dark and Lovely and its Celebrity Style Squad are partnering with Sally Beauty Supply to get consumers back-to-school ready with hair consultations, mini makeovers and free gifts at select Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide.

NEW YORK — SoftSheen-Carson Dark and Lovely and its Celebrity Style Squad are partnering with Sally Beauty Supply to get consumers back-to-school ready with hair consultations, mini makeovers and free gifts at select Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide.

The SoftSheen-Carson Celebrity Style Squad includes stylists who have styled such celebrities as Tyra Banks, Destiny’s Child, Vanessa Williams, Ludacris, R. Kelly and more.

July 31, 2013

Breast-feeding rates have continued to rise over the past decade, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ATLANTA — Breast-feeding rates have continued to rise over the past decade, according to data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percent of babies breast-feeding at six months increased from 35% in 2000 to 49% in 2010. The percent of babies breast-feeding at 12 months also increased from 16% to 27% during that same time period. 

The data show that babies who started breast-feeding increased from 71% in 2000 to 77% in 2010.

July 26, 2013

While rates of human papillomavirus infection among girls ages 14 years to 19 years have dropped by half since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started recommending routine vaccination against it seven years ago, rates of vaccination have not increased, the agency said.

ATLANTA — While rates of human papillomavirus infection among girls ages 14 years to 19 years have dropped by half since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started recommending routine vaccination against it seven years ago, rates of vaccination have not increased, the agency said.

According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, HPV vaccination coverage for girls did not increase over last year. The survey included vaccination records of about 19,000 teenagers.

July 25, 2013

Pretty in my Pocket, a mobile social beauty shopping and sharing platform, has partnered with Sparkfly, a mobile point-of-sale redemption technology platform, to launch, deliver and track closed loop, in-store mobile promotions. Signing on as the first brand partner to test the technology at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations throughout New York City is beauty giant L’Oréal Paris.

ATLANTA — Pretty in my Pocket, a mobile social beauty shopping and sharing platform, has partnered with Sparkfly, a mobile point-of-sale redemption technology platform, to launch, deliver and track closed loop, in-store mobile promotions. Signing on as the first brand partner to test the technology at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations throughout New York City is beauty giant L’Oréal Paris.

July 19, 2013

Residents of the South, regardless of race, have a lower healthy life expectancy at age 65, according to a report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ATLANTA — Residents of the South, regardless of race, have a lower healthy life expectancy at age 65, according to a report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

July 12, 2013

Coca-Cola Co. strategists and design teams are aggressively pursuing innovative retail concepts and hatching new merchandising strategies in collaboration with retail and restaurant partners.

Coca-Cola Co. strategists and design teams are aggressively pursuing innovative retail concepts and hatching new merchandising strategies in collaboration with retail and restaurant partners.

The scene of this cutting-edge collaboration is its Shopper Experience Innovation Center in Atlanta. The center includes high-tech video tracking and communications technology, along with two large-scale spaces that can rapidly be transformed to resemble a whole range of realistic retail shopping environments.

July 2, 2013

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children, but it often goes unnoticed and undiagnosed, according to two arthritis-focused organizations seeking to spread awareness about the disease.

ATLANTA — Arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children, but it often goes unnoticed and undiagnosed, according to two arthritis-focused organizations seeking to spread awareness about the disease.

The Arthritis Foundation has designated July as Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, highlighting the approximately 300,000 children affected by the condition. Children suffering from achy joints are often diagnosed as having "growing pains," but pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints may be signs of more serious rheumatic disease.

June 26, 2013

Health kiosks made by SoloHealth and placed in Sam's Club stores will have a new feature installed to allow users to assess their needs for vitamins and supplements.

ATLANTA — Health kiosks made by SoloHealth and placed in Sam's Club stores will have a new feature installed to allow users to assess their needs for vitamins and supplements.

The company said its SoloHealth Station kiosks at stores operated by the club retailer would include a Vitamin Assessment module. The module will only be installed on Sam's Club's kiosks, the company said. The kiosks also include screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight and body mass index.

June 14, 2013

Coca-Cola announced last week a new quartet of athletes, including two Olympic champions, a world-class legend and a Paralympic hopeful, who will represent the brand for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

 ATLANTA — Coca-Cola announced this week a new quartet of athletes, including two Olympic champions, a world-class legend and a Paralympic hopeful, who will represent the brand for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

June 13, 2013

Powerade, a Coca-Cola brand, announced the addition of a new zero-calorie water-enhancement product that provides the same hydration solution as the traditional ready-to-drink sports beverage.

ATLANTA — Powerade, a Coca-Cola brand, announced last week the addition of a new zero-calorie water-enhancement product that provides the same hydration solution as the traditional ready-to-drink sports beverage.

June 12, 2013

SoloHealth on Wednesday announced that its SoloHealth Station consumer health and wellness kiosk has surpassed the 20-million mark for consumer engagements.

ATLANTA, Ga. — SoloHealth on Wednesday announced that its SoloHealth Station consumer health-and-wellness kiosk has surpassed the 20 million mark for consumer engagements. Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and North Carolina are leading all states in consumer engagement and usage, the company noted.  

“We are thrilled to offer millions of Americans a healthcare access platform that delivers free health and wellness services, tools and information in convenient retail locations nationwide,” stated Bart Foster, CEO SoloHealth.  

June 10, 2013

Low-calorie sweeteners can be used to prevent and manage Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

ATLANTA — Low-calorie sweeteners can be used to prevent and manage Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

The study, conducted by a group of researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine and published in the summer 2013 issue of the journal U.S. Endocrinology, examined the role between excess weight gain and management and prevention of Type 2 diabetes from available literature.

June 6, 2013

Dark and Lovely recently celebrated the launch of its newest line, Au Naturale, with actress Keshia Knight Pulliam and author and curly hair advocate, Nikki Walton, in Atlanta for the empowering Curl Power Celebration.

ATLANTA — Dark and Lovely recently celebrated the launch of its newest line, Au Naturale, with actress Keshia Knight Pulliam and author and curly hair advocate, Nikki Walton, in Atlanta for the empowering Curl Power Celebration.

June 3, 2013

Integration of social and mobile media, as well as shipping options and flexible returns, can drive brand loyalty as consumers seek out more choices and convenience when shopping online, according to a new study.

ATLANTA — Integration of social and mobile media, as well as shipping options and flexible returns, can drive brand loyalty as consumers seek out more choices and convenience when shopping online, according to a new study.

May 30, 2013

A former employee of health insurer Aetna has been hired to direct business strategies for a maker of health kiosks.

ATLANTA — A former employee of health insurer Aetna has been hired to direct business strategies for a maker of health kiosks.

SoloHealth announced Thursday the appointment of Ryan Sloan as director of business development, following his 12-year stint at Aetna. At SoloHealth, Sloan will focus on expanding the company across the health services and insurance fields, corporate worksite strategy and exploring new business, reporting to EVP and chief commercial officer Stephen Kendig.

May 29, 2013

Avion Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company, recently announced the launch of Prenate Chewable, a chewable, chocolate-flavored version of the original Prenate prescription prenatal vitamin.

ATLANTA — Avion Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company, recently announced the launch of Prenate Chewable, a chewable, chocolate-flavored version of the original Prenate prescription prenatal vitamin.

May 3, 2013

Only 1-in-5 U.S. adults are meeting both the aerobic and muscle strengthening components of the federal government's physical activity recommendations, according to an article published Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ATLANTA — Only 1-in-5 U.S. adults are meeting both the aerobic and muscle strengthening components of the federal government's physical activity recommendations, according to an article published Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 2, 2013

Kroger on Thursday announced plans to host the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Southeast at Fiesta Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park this Sunday.

ATLANTA — Kroger on Thursday announced plans to host the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Southeast at Fiesta Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park this Sunday.

May 2, 2013

Novelis today announced the commercial availability of a high-recycled content aluminum designed specifically for the beverage can market.

ATLANTA — Novelis today announced the commercial availability of a high recycled-content aluminum designed specifically for the beverage can market.

With a minimum of 90% recycled aluminum, the Novelis Evercan aluminum beverage can body sheet will allow beverage companies to deliver soft drinks, beer and other popular beverages in a low-carbon footprint consumer package.

April 18, 2013

Coke Zero has seen double-digit sales growth over the last five years, according to the company, and Coke is hoping to increase those numbers even more this summer with the release of Caffeine Free Coke Zero.

ATLANTA — Coke Zero has seen double-digit sales growth over the last five years, according to the company, and Coke is hoping to increase those numbers even more this summer with the release of Caffeine Free Coke Zero.

April 11, 2013

Adding to its current array of more than 100 different colors and styles, Goody has unveiled new technology and designer-inspired patterns, prints and hues for its Ouchless collection of hair accessories. 
 


ATLANTA — Adding to its current array of more than 100 different colors and styles, Goody has unveiled new technology and designer-inspired patterns, prints and hues for its Ouchless collection of hair accessories. 
  


April 8, 2013

Former Division I basketball player and all-pro tight end Tony Gonzalez is teaming up with Clear Men Scalp Therapy to share his tips on executing the Perfect Play during March Madness this year.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Former Division I basketball player and all-pro tight end Tony Gonzalez is teaming up with Clear Men Scalp Therapy to share his tips on executing the Perfect Play during March Madness this year.

April 2, 2013

Rite Aid is offering free allergy screenings, information and a range of products as the allergy season approaches, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is offering free allergy screenings, information and a range of products as the allergy season approaches, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.