Lifeclinic Begins Installation of State-of-the-Art, Networked Health Stations in Tech-Oriented Bloom Stores

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Food Lion's "Bloom" tech-savvy pharmacies to feature state-of-the-art Lifeclinic health stations.

Lifeclinic International Inc., the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of automated health testing stations, has just completed installation of its fifth LC500 in a Bloom pharmacy. The newest installation in Odenton, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC, is in one of about 40 Food Lion stores that will be converted to Food Lion's "Bloom" concept, a tech-savvy, consumer-focused supermarket chain that the Salisbury, NC-based supermarket retailer debuted in 2004.

The LC500, a state-of-the-art, customer-friendly health station, offers automated blood pressure, weight, body fat, BMI and blood oxygen tests, and glucose meter upload capability. Additional peripheral input ports on the LC500 include IR (infrared) and USB for interfacing with various personal health devices including pedometers and personal activity monitors. Patients may easily navigate through the LC500’s interface of test options and health information database via a standard 10.4” color LCD touch screen.

John Bednarz, Director of Pharmacy for Bloom and Food Lion says, “We wanted to complement our patient consulting and offer our customers a health station with expanded capabilities. Our customers can easily save their readings after each testing session to an electronic personal health record (PHR). The LC500’s internet connectivity makes it easy for our customers to access their records and facilitates discussions with their health care provider.”

Data generated from biometric tests at the LC500 is saved to the customer’s PHR at the HIPAA-compliant Lifeclinic Web site. Patients can then manage their data from any Web browser via Lifeclinic’s Web site - (http://www.lifeclinic.com). Reports can be created at the Web site including charts and graphs of the saved data and then shared with the pharmacist or other health professionals.

About Lifeclinic International, Inc.:

Lifeclinic was established in 1976 as Vita-Stat Medical Services, Inc. Since then, it has grown to be the world’s largest supplier of commercial, automated, health kiosks. Lifeclinic health kiosks can be found in over 27,000 pharmacies and 4,000 company and organizational wellness centers worldwide, accounting for 400 million blood pressure recordings annually. Lifeclinic health kiosk and management systems encourage individuals to take an active role in their health care and provide corporate management with the tools to help reduce costs while simultaneously improving the health of individual employees. Lifeclinic’s health kiosk interface of text, audio and visuals are available in 16 different languages, and the systems can be found worldwide.

Please visit http://www.lifeclinic.com for more information.

About Bloom:

Bloom is a banner of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSELDEG) and currently operates 12 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland. For more information about Bloom, go to http://www.shopbloom.com.

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