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Ask the Dietitian: Top Performance Tips

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Being a successful athlete requires maintaining a healthy diet and routine. And while there is no one-size-fits-all formula, you might be surprised to learn that the techniques the pros use to boost their performance can be just as useful for everyday athletes and weekend warriors. Aramark dietitian Jillian Wanik, DCN, RDN, CSSD, an expert in sports nutrition, filled us in on how the right foods and drinks can help us win at active fun.

Q: What does it mean to eat a balanced diet and why is it important?

My Special Aflac Duck Featured at CES on the Hill 2018

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Aflac presented My Special Aflac Duck to members of Congress, the media and government at CES on the Hill 2018. 

View the full video here.

To learn more about My Special Aflac Duck, visit: https://aflacchildhoodcancer.org/

Dig in, Dine Out for HIV Care April 26

Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® set for Thursday, April 26; NYC takes a seat at the table
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WHAT: Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® is a restaurant-based event with a truly fulfilling call to action: Dine at one of the 3,000 participating restaurants in more than 60 cities across North America on Thursday, April 26, 2018 and that restaurant will donate a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to fund HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential services in their city.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s $25M Commitment to Cancer Moonshot Recognized at AACR Annual Meeting

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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s commitment to address health disparities in cancer outcomes and care was represented at the Biden Cancer Initiative event at AACR. In 2016, the Foundation joined the Cancer Moonshot initiative and donated $25M to grantee projects to expand community-based cancer care resources and patient engagement and support programs for racial and ethnic minorities, rural, low income and vulnerable populations in the U.S. Grantee projects are being implemented in over 25 states across the country.

 

Astellas Volunteers Spread Cheer to Patients Battling Cancer

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Being away from families and friends during the holidays can be difficult. For a person battling cancer and their loved ones – this can be especially challenging. 

How New Technology Is Helping Children Cope With Cancer

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One of the toughest aspects of managing cancer in children is communicating with young patients, say parents and healthcare experts.

“There were many times when my daughter did not want to talk or communicate her feelings,” says Joycelynn Sanchez of now 6-year-old Jiani, who at age 3, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. “She grew tired of the pokes and the questions and would become withdrawn.”

The Robot Comfort Duck Will See You Now

Cute furry robots like Paro seal and My Special Aflac Duck are the latest way to help people suffering from cancer, diabetes, depression and dementia.
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This is part of CNET's "Tech Enabled" series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community.

A hospital room has an odd duality. When my mom occupied one, it was both the best place for her to get better and the last place she'd ever see. She spent months in that light-gray room battling complications from kidney and heart disease.

The Val Skinner Foundation, Discovery Education, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health Promote Nationwide Effort to Decode Cancer

Nationwide Effort to Inspire Science Literacy, Cancer Education and Awareness Among STEM-Motivated Youth
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The Val Skinner Foundation, Discovery Education, the LIFE Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Rutgers School of Public Health are committed to supporting the study of cancer in the classroom. To achieve this, the organizations have collaborated to inspire science literacy and cancer awareness among high school students across the United States.

Responding Disruptively to a Most Profound Disruption: Working to Help Childhood Cancer Survivors

By Murdo Gordon, Chief Commercial Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb
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To say that childhood cancer is profoundly disruptive doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of the impact the disease has on young patients and their families. The diagnosis changes everything in an instant. Then there is treatment, which often separates a young girl or boy from family and friends; from school; and from the life one knew or the life not yet really begun.

Shire Commits to Long-term Responsibility Goals in 2017 Annual Responsibility Review

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) today announced the release of the Company’s 2017 Annual Responsibility Review. The Review, available at shire.com/responsibility outlines Shire’s new Responsibility strategy that includes ambitious long-term goals to be achieved by 2025, aimed at further enhancing the Company’s commitment to Responsibility and positively impacting patients, our employees, and our communities.  

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