Sam’s Club to Host Free Health Screenings

To promote early detection and an overall healthy lifestyle that can help prevent the onset of diabetes, Sam’s Club Pharmacy will host free health screenings Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans, and an estimated 79 million have pre-diabetes, the potentially reversible condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but are not high enough to be classified as diabetes.

The free screenings are administered by licensed technicians from Carmen Ingle & Associates and are available to the public at the 571 Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy. The diabetes awareness screening event features tests valued at up to$200, while supplies last, including:

  • A1c blood test –used by people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes to measure average blood sugar levels and confirm treatment plans are working
  • Glucose screening – Glucose tests indicate how much sugar is in blood, allowing for knowledgeable management of diet and exercise schedules
  • Blood pressure
  • BMI (body mass index)
  • Vision

Health screening participants in select cities can also pick up a postcard from the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program to evaluate their risk for pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is designed to help people adopt healthy eating and exercise habits, and has served approximately 12,000 people nationwide.

“Understanding symptoms that lead to diabetes can help Americans establish a plan to live a healthier lifestyle,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “We are glad to collaborate with YMCA of the USA to expand awareness for diabetes prevention and provide a free, important service to more than 620 US communities.”

YMCA of the USA announced that it is receiving a $1.25 million grant from the Sam’s Club Giving Program that will expand healthy living opportunities in under-served communities through the YMCA of the USA. Specifically, the grant is helping the YMCA to expand its Healthier Communities Initiatives to address health disparities among minority individuals and families and the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Through the Initiative, the YMCA will also link healthcare providers, clinical settings and community-based organizations to predominantly African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino communities to help guide individuals and families to appropriate programs.

Whirlpool Brand Launches Industry’s First Induction Double Oven Freestanding Range

Whether it’s preparing more back-to-school lunches for kids or entertaining a full dining room for upcoming holidays, kitchens need to be as efficient as possible to help moderate life’s chaotic moments. Whirlpool brand, the No. 1 appliance brand in the United States, consistently delivers products focused on making life easier at home. The Whirlpool® Induction double oven freestanding range is the industry’s first— leading the way in cooking consistency and control with efficient cooking technology and easy cleaning.

With a variety of special features tailored for frenzied lives, the Whirlpool Induction double oven freestanding range delivers the power and convenience to tackle everyday tasks. According to a recent study conducted by Whirlpool Corporation, over 90 percent of households cook at least once a day, with the average home cooking 2.5 times a day. With all of this activity in the kitchen, families need the help of appliances that streamline the process for speedy and delicious results. The Whirlpool Induction double oven freestanding range is designed to meet consumer needs by offering the brand’s premier cooking technology in one appliance.

“Providing consumers with products that help ease life’s daily tasks at home is our primary goal. Whether you’re cooking dinner on a typical Monday night or hosting a lavish soiree for in-laws, the Whirlpool induction double oven freestanding range takes the stress out of the kitchen,” said Andrea Smith, product brand manager of Whirlpool brand cooking and kitchen suites. “By offering advanced cooking technology, and an efficient cleaning process, being the ultimate hostess is not an impossible feat.”

This has Whirlpool’s largest capacity—6.7 cu. ft.—double oven electric freestanding range. The 2.5 cubic- foot upper oven and 4.2 cubic-foot lower oven have room to bake and roast holiday dishes, so there’s always enough room to handle even the largest of meals. The 11-inch induction boost element defies the idea that “a watched pot never boils” by boiling up to 25 cups of water in 50 percent less time.

Special features include AccuHeat™ induction technology, which transfers energy directly into magnetic cookware, so you get powerful cooking without feeling heat from the cooktop. For tastier roasts and baked bread, TimeSavor™ convection cooking distributes hot air more efficiently to seal in flavors and juices. Now, consumers can take home a range that senses and adapts to their every need to deliver the fast and delicious results they want.

The Whirlpool® double oven electric range with induction cooktop (Model WGI925C0BS) is available now at retailers nationwide in stainless steel with a MSRP of $2,249.

KitchenAid Introduces Dishwasher With Industry’s Lowest Water Usage

The latest dishwasher from KitchenAid combines the best cleaning and drying performance ever offered by KitchenAid with the industry’s lowest water usage, as published on EnergyStar.gov. Featuring an innovative washing method called the AquaSense™ Recycling System, the brand’s newest dishwasher uses water from the last rinse cycle to pre-rinse the next cycle before using fresh water to complete the cleaning process.

“If you have great water efficiency but need to rewash because you’re not getting the desired results, that efficiency is quickly diminished,” notes Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. “Our engineers have come up with a way to deliver on both fronts by designing a dishwasher that not only uses 33 percent less water than previous models but also delivers our best performance ever.”

One of the brand’s quietest models as well, it features a filter based wash system with Whisper Quiet® 41 dBA sound insulation for the stainless steel tub. A Heat Dry option activates a dedicated heating element offering the option of having dishes completely dry at the end of a cycle.

A range of wash cycles include a ProWash™ cycle that takes the guesswork out of choosing the right cycle by automatically adjusting water and energy use based on details such as load size and soil amounts. When quicker results are needed a One-Hour wash cycle cleans and dries dishes faster while a Heavy Duty cycle can be selected for hard to clean items like pots, pans or casserole dishes. A ProScrub® option eliminates the need to soak or pre-scrub items with baked on food by using 40 powerful spray jets to concentrate cleaning power.  Additional cycle options include a Normal Wash for regular loads, a Light China cycle for loads that don’t require heavy duty cleaning and a Rinse Only cycle.

Additional premium features found on the new model include well-spaced tines that enable greater space between dishes so wash and rinse water can clean more efficiently. To make room for larger pots, pans and dishes, fold-down tines adjust for easier accommodation. An adjustable upper rack accommodates tall plates on the lower rack when necessary. A generous silverware basket avoids crowding while cup and stemware holders provide added convenience in the upper rack. For easy-gliding operation, SatinGlide® Max Rack Glides use 52 ball bearings on each rail.

Available in stainless steel, the exterior features a front display that shows the cycle stage and progression when the dishwasher is running. An “add a dish” indicator signals when a dish may be added and still come out clean.  Scheduled to be available in October, the suggested retail price on the new KitchenAid® dishwasher is $1,699.