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Covering the Cost of Everyday Bills, Nonprofit Brings Relief and Hope to Families Battling Cancer

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Cancer patients work hard battling the multiplying malignant cells in their bodies. In the meantime, most also face multiplying bills as medical expenses pile on top of ongoing costs for housing, food, utilities and more.

That’s why Bringing Hope Home, a growing Philadelphia-based organization, raises money to help cancer patients pay everyday bills that loom over their already stressful lives.

But Bringing Hope Home never calls the people they help “patients.”

June is #SubaruLovestoCare Month

This June, Subaru, our retailers, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) are teaming up for the Subaru Loves to Care initiative.
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This June, Subaru, their retailers, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) are teaming up for the Subaru Loves to Care initiative.Together, LLS and Subaru will spread hope, love, and warmth to those fighting cancer through small gestures of caring. You can show your support too! Watch to learn more. Learn more about the partnership here

Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Spreading Warmth to Cancer Patients Across the Country

LLS Chosen by Subaru for Second Year in a Row as Charity Partner for June, Subaru Loves to Care Month
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Rye Brook, NY, June 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - For the second year in a row, Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will spread love, hope and warmth to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country. The 2016 Subaru Loves to Care initiative, a charitable arm of the Subaru Love Promise, allowed LLS and Subaru to reach 30,000 patients in more than 250 hospitals through 393 Subaru retailers. This year, LLS and Subaru aim to reach even more patients with small gestures of comfort and care in their time of need.  

Unreasonable Impact | Putting Empathy Back in Healthcare with 3D Printing: Q&A with Andiamo

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In 2003, Naveed and Samiya Parvez gave birth to their son, Diamo. Medical negligence during birth led to cerebral palsy and severe developmental delay for Diamo, who required help with the most basic of functions, from sitting to eating. He wore several orthotics and braces to aid these daily functions.

Report Calls for Better Measurement of Access-to-Medicine Programs to Support the World’s Poorest

Pharmaceutical companies have long experience in measuring the impact of their business programs. The same should apply to their access-to-medicine efforts
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Richard Laing, from the Boston University (BU) School of Public Health and former World Health Organization official, says that many efforts to expand access to medicines fail to gather sufficient evidence on how effective they are. His team at BU recently issued a study highlighting these gaps, and emphasizing the need for companies to better document the impact of their programs.

Powerful Partnership: NRG Joins Forces with American Diabetes Association® to Enhance Employee Wellness

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We’re proud to announce a new philanthropic partnership with the American Diabetes Association (Association). A collaboration between positiveNRG and NRG’s Human Resources team, our partnership with the Association realizes the positiveNRG pillar of health and wellness with the goal of helping to both prevent and delay diabetes while improving the quality of life for those affected by the disease.

Better Hearts Better Cities: Launching a Multisector Effort to Combat Hypertension in Low-income Urban Communities

Making our cities into places of wellbeing, exciting growth and opportunity will require every sector to join forces on urban health, says Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation.
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By Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation

Walking through the wealthier streets of cities like Geneva, London or New York, it seems that health and fitness is an international obsession. National food chains boast of fresh ingredients, light options, and low-fat meals. Shelves are stacked with the trendiest superfoods – quinoa, chia seeds, kale and avocado.

Novartis Foundation and Partners Launch Initiative to Tackle Hypertension and Its Root Causes in Low-Income Urban Communities

Better Hearts Better Cities is an initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension
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  • Better Hearts Better Cities is a Novartis Foundation initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension.
  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, are a growing health crisis with 75% of NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries; this is compounded by rapid urbanization.
  • The innovative approach is being tested on three continents: in Mongolia, Senegal, and Brazil.

World Malaria Day

Summary: 
  • 212 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015(1)
  • 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan African countries(1)
  • 1 child dies from malaria every 2 minutes in this region(1)
“Eddy the Ambassador”, Preventing Malaria Through an Awareness Cartoon
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  • 212 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015(1)
  • 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan African countries(1)
  • 1 child dies from malaria every 2 minutes in this region(1)

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