BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer and outdoor fun, healthy skin and healthy weight maintenance are on many Americans' minds. To lift awareness for healthy weight and skin issues, including the effects of stress on both, Sam's Club will host a series of preventive health screenings Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screenings are free and available to the public at all Sam's Club locations with a pharmacy (565).
The free health screening(1) event features tests valued at up to $150, including:
-- Body mass index (BMI) -BMI provides an indicator of body fat and is used
to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
-- Cortisol - This is the primary stress hormone, which has an effect on
many different body systems. This blood test measures cortisol levels
produced by the adrenal or pituitary glands and shows how well these
glands are working.
-- Blood pressure
-- Upon completion of the health screenings, participants will receive a
certificate to pick up a free sample of Align® probiotic supplements at
the Sam's Club Pharmacy.
"As summer arrives, Americans are more focused on getting in shape and spending more time in the sun," said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam's Club Health and Wellness. "Sam's Club is hosting preventive weight maintenance, stress and skin health screenings to help people prevent potential skin damage from the sun and understand the effects that stress and cortisol levels may have on weight and skin maintenance."
Hosting free monthly health screenings is only one way Sam's Club Pharmacy provides savings and preventive care to each community it serves. Sam's Club offers $4/$10 generic prescription prices to the public on many of the most frequently prescribed drugs, and Sam's Club Plus Members can save even more on the Extra Value Drug Program, featuring 10 to 30 percent savings on select name-brand and generic prescriptions.(2) In 2012, Sam's Club Pharmacy program was ranked highest in customer satisfaction among mass merchandiser pharmacies in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy Study.(3)
Sam's Club features pharmacy benefits, plus skin, stress and weight maintenance tips in the May/June 2013 issue of Healthy Living Made Simple magazine, including skin protection counsel for all ages from nationally acclaimed dermatologists. With the highest circulation of any health-focused publication at 8 million, Healthy Living Made Simple is available at Sam's Club Pharmacy, Member Service counters and online at SamsClub.com/healthyliving. Interested consumers can visit this website or text SCREEN to 72671 to receive monthly reminders about health screenings at neighboring Sam's Club locations.(4)
About Sam's Club(®)
Sam's Club(®), a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members saved an average of 33 percent over traditional retailers.* To learn more about Savings Made Simple(®), visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.
(1 )Limited quantities available. Screening types and quantities may vary by state and club. Screenings are available only at clubs with a pharmacy (564 locations). Membership not required. All tests are performed by licensed professionals. Vision tests are not available in all Sam's Club locations.
(2 )Discounts available only for cash purchases by Plus Members, and do not apply to purchases by non-Plus Members or to purchases submitted to any health benefit program, pharmacy benefit program, insurer or state/federal government health care program. Prices on Extra Value Drug List include discounts based on the specified quantity. Higher quantities cost more. Discount savings are based on the dispensing Sam's Club Pharmacy's regular retail cash price. Discounts available only at retail Sam's Club Pharmacies and do not apply to SamsClub.com purchases. Discounts do not apply to prescriptions covered under $4/$10 prescription program. Discounts cannot be combined with any other discount card or discount arrangement, or any other promotion. Discounts do not apply when listed prescriptions are dispensed as part of a compound. Discounts may be limited to covered prescription drugs of select manufacturers that are in stock at the dispensing pharmacy. Restrictions apply. Terms subject to change.
(3 )Sam's Club received the highest numerical score among mass merchandiser pharmacies in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy Study(SM). Study is based on 12,764 total responses and measures 11 mass merchandiser pharmacies. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed July-August 2012. Experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
(4 )Standard message/data rates may apply. Reply STOP to end or HELP for assistance. Visit m.SamsClub.com/termsofuse for mobile terms and conditions.
*Based on estimated annualized savings on items, Members purchased in select categories derived from a survey conducted in 30 U.S. markets between 2/25/2013 and 3/15/2013 comparing our regular unit prices to regular and shelf-visible sale and loyalty discount unit prices of selected non-club competitors, including but not limited to grocery stores and mass retailers, but excluding Walmart(®). Local savings for individual customers vary. For more information, please send requests to the attention of Sam's Club Member Services, 2101 SE Simple Savings Drive, Bentonville, AR 72716-0745.
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