A body mass index ranging from 18.5 to 25 indicates normal weight for an adult.

Beginning this fall, as part of our mission to give members the information they need to enjoy greater health and wellness, all Sams Club locations with a Pharmacy will introduce a new resource: the Solo Health Station.

Members will be able to screen their blood pressure, weight, body mass index (BMI) and vision at this interactive, self-service health screening kiosk. The Solo Health Station provides a customized report of the data as well as a listing of health care providers and information from health care partners. Members can access their health screening information at any club location, and the information remains encrypted and completely private.

When members sit at the kiosk, they can answer a series of questions designed to assess their risks for vision problems including family history of glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration and then take simple near and far vision tests. Members can receive the results via email or text message, or they may access an online portal where they can create an account and track their progress over time.

The station was developed by Solo Health in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health. Visit SamsClub.com/healthyliving to learn more ways that Sams Club helps to educate members on how to prevent chronic disease.

Elmo and Abby Cadabby Teach Kids that Oral Health Counts!

Dental caries (tooth decay) is one of the most common health problems impacting young children’s teeth, affecting nearly 40 to 50 percent of children by age 5. According to the latest Surgeon Generals report, over 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related conditions.

In response, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has partnered with Sams Club Giving and the MetLife Foundation to develop Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me, an English/Spanish multimedia outreach initiative for parents, caregivers and children ages 2 to 5.

Programs such as Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me are critical to increasing awareness of the importance of developing good oral health habits in early childhood, says James J. Crall, D.D.S., Sc.D., professor and chair of UCLA Public Health and Community Dentistry.

Visit sesamestreet.org/teeth for information.