As kids grow up, they’re faced with the increased responsibility on how to make healthy choices. It starts with little decisions, like picking out an after-school snack, or which sport they want to play, and eventually leads to bigger decisions like college or a career path. As adults, we try our best to arm them with the right information and skills so they can make informed choices. But right now, young people across the U.S. are facing an incredibly consequential life decision with little or no helpful information to guide them, and sometimes even with disinformation.
Nearly a year ago, President Trump announced an aspirational goal in his State of the Union address: to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the U.S. by 75% within five years, and by at least 90% within 10 years. This goal is certainly ambitious – but it is not unreachable.
In honor of Black History Month, we’re recognizing Chicago barbers like Curtis Eskridge who, in partnership with The University of Illinois Cancer Center, a BMS Foundation grantee, promote cancer awareness and screenings for vulnerable populations by volunteering their shops as drop-off locations for patrons to submit colorectal cancer screening tests.
Cancer is a worldwide problem. But in Africa, the disease poses a particularly complex set of challenges.
Many Africans consider cancer a death sentence and so don’t seek treatment for symptoms. Or they know they don’t have the money or adequate insurance coverage to pay for expensive care. Even those who do seek help may visit three or four doctors, who typically aren’t cancer specialists, before receiving an accurate diagnosis. These delays can be lethal.
February 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS, announced today it is providing free air transportation of more than 2 million respirator masks and 11,000 protective coveralls to China to help combat the spread of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
By Douglas Brooks, Executive Director, Community Engagement at Gilead
Every now and then, I allow myself to revisit a time when I feared hearing the phone ring. That such an ordinary occurrence could induce deep emotion reflected the environment in which many of us resided. Knowing that the call could easily be the news of another friend having died or having been rushed to the hospital sometimes froze me in place.
By Diana Brainard, MD, Senior Vice President for HIV and Emerging Viruses at Gilead
When I was a medical student in the mid-1990s, the scope and impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic was devastating and there was little hope for long-term survival. During rotations at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, I observed people living with HIV demonstrate courage, as well as numerous healthcare professionals providing compassionate care.
Helping beat cancer, CASE Construction Equipment a global construction brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI/ MI: CNHI), is using its equipment to help in the fight against breast cancer with the pink CASE CX60C excavator, part of the six-machine CASE fleet working on various groundwork, road construction and building projects across the South of England.