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Regional Health Provides Cancer Patients With a New Fun Tool

By Cali Montana
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA, TV) - Rapid City Regional Health welcomed some new feathered friends to its pediatric floor.

Thanks to a donation from Aflac, the hospital is providing young patients with a new fun tool.

"It's a gift that we can give to all of our patients that we see who have cancer and are receiving chemo. It's a way for them to communicate their feelings," says Regional Health Nurse Amanda Horsley.

Aflac Reports on Effort to Give Children With Cancer Huggable Robots

Aflac says some of the money for the Aflac Duck robots comes from donations from agents.
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By Allison Bell 

A foundation affiliated with Aflac Inc. has given toy robots that look like the Aflac Duck to children who are facing cancer in about 200 U.S. hospitals and clinics, Aflac said today.

The Columbus, Georgia-based company started distributing My Special Aflac Duck robots last year.

Gildan’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities Recognized With Building a Better World Award

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The Honduran Private Enterprise Council , Global Communities and Tegucigalpa Sur Rotary Club recognized Gildan with the Building a Better World award.

Gildan received the Building a Better World award for its corporate social responsibility program in support of Honduras' national focus on the prevention of HIV.

Hormel Health Labs Debuts a New Coffee Drink for People with Dysphagia

New Thick & Easy® Coffee Sticks bring great tasting coffee to those with swallowing difficulties
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AUSTIN, Minn., July 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Health Labs, a leader in health and nutrition products and part of the Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) family of companies, has introduced new and improved Thick & Easy® Coffee Sticks, bringing the simple pleasure of drinking a cup of coffee to those on a dysphagia diet. Dysphagia is the medical term used to describe difficulty swallowing, and affects millions of people, including 1 in 25 adults. Dysphagia can occur in any age group but is most common in adults.

Battling the Baby Blues: Meet 3 Researchers Whose Innovative Work Is All About Boosting the Mental Health of Moms

By Abigail Libers
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A staggering 1 in 7 women suffer from perinatal mood disorders, which can begin as early as pregnancy. We take a look at how these scientists are working to find ways to help halt depression in moms at the most critical juncture: before it starts.

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A staggering 1 in 7 women suffer from perinatal mood disorders, which can begin as early as pregnancy. We take a look at how these scientists are working to find ways to help halt depression in moms at the most critical juncture: before it starts.

VIDEO: June is #SubaruLovestoCare Month

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This June, Subaru, our retailers, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are working together through the Subaru Loves to Care initiative to spread hope, love, and warmth to those fighting cancer through gestures of caring.

Learn more about the Subaru Loves to Care initiative here.

World AIDS Day 2018: Together We Are Stronger

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World AIDS Day takes place on December 1 each year. The day was first recognized in 1988 to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic, show support for people living with HIV and remember those who died of AIDS-related causes.

Merck Foundation Announces Grant to American Cancer Society to Improve Access to Cancer Care in Resource-Limited Settings

$1.99 Million Grant Supports Patient Navigation Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa
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KENILWORTH, N.J., May 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Merck Foundation (the Foundation) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) recently announced that the Foundation awarded a $1.99 million, five-year grant to ACS to improve support and access to care for people living with cancer in low-and-middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. This funding will help ACS further develop its capacity development approach to expanding patient navigation to countries with a growing burden of cancer.

Partners in Purpose: My Special Aflac Duck is Helping Kids With Cancer

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On average, children with cancer will spend 1,000 days undergoing treatment. Knowing this can be a scary and difficult time for young patients, Aflac partnered with Sproutel to develop "My Special Aflac Duck." The duck is designed to be a comfort and help children share their emotions. The robotic companion recently earned SXSW's People Choice Award in the Robotics & Hardware category in addition to previous accolades from TIME Magazine and Engadget. 

CITGO Raises More Than $2.2 Million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Continues Historic Partnership as MDA’s Largest Corporate Sponsor
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HOUSTON, May 14, 2019, /3BL Media/ – CITGO employees, Marketers, Retailers, vendors and suppliers raised more than $2.2 Million to date for families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility.

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