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BCBS Gives $350M to Community Health Initiatives

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The corporate responsibility to invest in health can extend much beyond the workplace. Quality of health has a direct relationship with the local communities where people live, work, play, and learn. Some researchers have also found a connection between the health of a company’s employees and the health of the community where it operates its business. 

Business Case for a Healthcare Sustainability Index

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Healthcare industry can become greener if those involved in healthcare purchasing have access to relevant sustainability data. Such information can transform hospital procurement, saving money for everyone involved. It will not only reduce impact on the environment, but also help to improve the health of patients, promote more sustainable healthcare products and services, and spark innovation throughout the supply chain.  

UK Workforce Has More Sick Days Than Any Other European Country

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The UK workforce has more sick days than any other European country—twice as many as the US. British employers need to make happiness a higher priority in the workplace to stop the country heading the ‘European sick leave table’, claims Cloudbooking, a leading space management software company.

The Incredible Story of Cancer Survivor Jeri Mulder Who Is Donating $1 Million To The LIVESTRONG Foundation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – This is the remarkable story of cancer survivor, Jeri Mulder who in 1988, aged only 20, a mother of two and a wife in an unstable relationship, battled the disease. Fast-forward to 28 years later, Jeri and her now husband Jeff are donating $1 million to the LIVESTRONG Foundation to ensure that cancer patients and survivors get the support and access to care Jeri didn’t have.

Disadvantaged Americans with Eyesight Needs Get Help from VSP Global

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Our eyesight is something that many of us take for granted. For a child, good vision is critical to being able to succeed at school. It is estimated that as much as 80 percent of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes.

GSK Pioneers New Business Models to Fortify Healthcare Infrastructure

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Millions of people still do not have access to vaccines and treatments they need because they cannot afford them, cannot get them locally, or they simply do not exist. Many countries continue to have under-resourced health systems. Global healthcare companies can play a vital role in tackling these challenges and building a sustainable health infrastructure.

Is America's First Tobacco-Free Generation Just Around The Corner?

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –  Globally, for the last 50 years we have known that people who smoke cigarettes are more likely to develop and die from certain diseases than people who don’t smoke. In America alone, more than 20 million people have died because of smoking since 1964. However, 2.5 million were also nonsmokers who died, because they inhaled secondhand smoke, which is air polluted by other people’s cigarette smoke.

Britain’s New Sugar Tax

File:Sugar-every1blowz.jpg(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced a new sugar tax on the soft drinks industry in his budget, to be introduced in April 2018. This move has been hailed by campaigners as a significant step in the fight against child obesity.

Pfizer Steps up Innovation as Biopharmaceutical Leader

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Biomedical research and development is one of the world’s most challenging and capital-intensive business processes. It typically takes years before a new breakthrough product reaches patients. But it is also a deeply rewarding process because, at its core, it is about improving the quality of human life.

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