Quick Takes

ASK THE DOCTOR: Ask the Doctor, an informal conversation with Harrison Community Hospital Medical Director Dr. Dan Jones, will be presented at the next Lunch & Learn workshop, which will be held at noon Nov. 7 in the HCH cafeteria in Cadiz.

Jones will review current standards of care in family medicine and other topics.

The workshops are held on the first Thursday of every month, except for December. Attendees can bring their own lunch or can purchase one in the cafeteria. A snack and beverages will be provided. Reservations are not needed. HCH is a division of Wheeling Hospital.

HEALTH FAIR PLANNED: The annual health fair hosted by Harrison Community Hospital is scheduled for Nov. 2. Located in the main lobby, the event will begin at 7 a.m.

HCH, a division of Wheeling Hospital, has been providing this service to area residents for more than 20 years.

The panel testing, which costs $40, includes: hemoglobin A1C; liver function; renal function; pancreatic function; thyroid function; total cholesterol; triglycerides; HDL; and complete blood count. Men can also have a PSA test for an additional $10. Blood pressure screenings also will be offered.

Fasting for 10-12 hours is recommended for the most accurate results. Refreshments are available in the cafeteria.

Patients can call (740) 942-6213 starting Oct. 28 to schedule a time for their test, but walk-ins also will be accepted.

PAPER BOTTLES: Danish brewer Carlsberg says it is developing a paper beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibers.

The Copenhagen-based company unveiled Friday two new prototypes that are “fully recyclable and have an inner barrier to allow the bottles to contain beer.”

The inside barriers are made of polymers but Carlsberg said it is trying to create a bottle made entirely of bio-materials, without polymers.

The prototypes are part of the company’s efforts to have zero carbon emissions at its breweries and reduce by 30 percent the carbon footprint across its value chain by 2030.

The brewer said it would join forces with Coca-Cola, Swedish vodka maker Absolut, and makeup group L’Oreal to develop paper bottles.

RECALLED: Subaru is recalling more than 350,000 Forester vehicles with heated seats because an electrical connection in the front passenger seat may loosen and deactivate the airbag even though the seat is occupied.

Subaru said the recall includes Forester vehicles from 2015 to 2018.

The automaker will notify vehicle owners and dealers to inspect the occupant detection system mat harness and have it replaced free of charge if necessary.

Owners will be notified of the recall starting on Nov. 29. Replacement parts are not currently available. A second recall notice will be sent when the parts are available.

MOVING ON: The executive who spearheaded Walmart’s U.S. division’s revival is leaving the company to take the top job at Air New Zealand.

Greg Foran, a native of New Zealand, is leaving the retail giant where he has worked since 2011. He has been CEO of Walmart’s U.S. division for the past five years, a period noted for several years of consecutive quarterly sales gains.

He’s being replaced by John Furner, 45, the president and CEO of Walmart’s Sam’s Club division since 2017. The move is effective Nov. 1.

Under Foran, Walmart cleaned up its 4,700-plus U.S. stores, improved customer service and added employee training as the nation’s largest retailer adapted to competition from online leader Amazon.com. Foran also was responsible for transforming Walmart’s U.S. stores into distribution hubs that can fill online orders to reduce costs and speed up deliveries.

Furner started as an hourly worker at Walmart in 1993. He has held leadership roles in operations, merchandising and sourcing in Walmart U.S., Sam’s Club and Walmart International, where he served at Walmart China as chief merchandising and marketing officer.

From staff and wire reports


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