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Sam's Club Commits to Healthy Living Made Simple in 2013

Free in-Club screenings available to members and the public Saturday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the start of 2013, many Americans set out to achieve New Year's resolutions related to improving health or saving money. While nine in 10 people say they do not achieve their New Year's resolutions*, Sam's Club kicks off 2013 with five free health screenings to help Americans maintain their health and financial resolutions. Members and non-members can resolve to be healthy Saturday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all Sam's Club locations with a pharmacy.

The screenings include free in-Club health tests** valued at up to $100, including:

  • Glucose
  • Total cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Vision screening/testing***

"The start of a new year provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on the personal changes we want to make and to commit to a healthier lifestyle," said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam's Club Health and Wellness. "By offering free health and vision screenings now, Sam's Club will help our communities assess the current status of their health and set realistic goals for 2013 and beyond."

With more than 2.2 million free health and wellness screenings provided in U.S. Sam's Club locations since 2011, Sam's Club will continue to serve communities with free screenings every second Saturday of the month through October 2013. Free health screenings support Sam's Club commitment to build awareness and provide solutions for healthy living to the communities we serve.  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 StudySM±.

Pharmacy patients can now take charge of their health with every Sam's Club visit at the SoloHealth Station, an interactive, comprehensive health and wellness screening kiosk found in all Sam's Club locations with a pharmacy (563). The SoloHealth Station provides screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index, a symptom checker as well as an overall health assessment free of charge.

Sam's Club also offers many health tips for the new year in the January/February 2013 issue of Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine featuring Oprah Winfrey's tips for resolving to be grateful in the New Year. With the highest circulation of any health focused publication at 8 million, Healthy Living Made Simple is also available at Sam's Club Pharmacy, Member Service counters and online at SamsClub.com/healthyliving. Members may visit this site or text SCREEN to 72671 to receive monthly reminders about health screenings at neighboring Sam's Club locations.****

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 save an average of 34 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made Simple®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.

±Sam's Club received the highest numerical score among mass merchandiser pharmacies in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy StudySM. Study 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.  Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

*University of Scranton Research, John Norcross, December 2011.

**Screenings are available only in Clubs with a Pharmacy. Screening types and quantities may vary by state and Club. Limited quantities are available.

***Vision screening/testing is available only in Clubs with an Optical Center, may vary by location and is applicable to state laws.

****Standard message/data rates may apply. Reply STOP to end or HELP for assistance. Visit m.SamsClub.com/TermsOfUse for mobile terms and conditions.

SOURCE Sam's Club

 

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