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Melanoma: Risk Factors and Prevention

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With summer in full swing, it’s crucial to wear sunscreen and minimize prolonged sun exposure to help reduce the risk of developing melanoma. This UV Safety Awareness Month, learn more about melanoma risk factors and prevention from Cancer.Net.

Keeping Teens Vape Free

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According to the Food and Drug Administration, 5 million youth in the United States currently use e-cigarettes: 1 in 4 high school students (27.5%) and 1 in 10 middle school students (10.5%).

Medtronic: It Takes a Village

When slowing the spread of the virus jeopardizes the global flow of life-saving medical devices and supplies, we work together to find solutions
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With thousands of supply chain partners at the ready, we all braced for the challenging road ahead. Demand for ventilators rose practically overnight. So we set out to increase production. In a matter of days, we doubled capacity and introduced 24/7 operations. But as countries began closing borders, restricting imports and exports, suppliers sounded the alarms. The ramp-up was at risk.

Things to Consider Before Buying a Home During COVID-19

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If owning your own home has always been on your bucket list, waiting until the current COVID-19 pandemic is over—if that ever happens completely—can be frustrating. While people are still buying—U.S. sales of new, single-family homes in April 2020 were slightly higher (by 0.6%) than March numbers, according to the Commerce Department—they might not be buying as frequently as in previous years.

Giving Back in Over 50,000 Miles and 3 Continents

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Eleven years ago, I received a phone call that changed my life. A childhood friend called asking if I would like to join her newly formed nonprofit as they traveled to Nepal on their first medical mission to perform total joint reconstruction surgeries for the under-served.

The Art and Science of Changing Lives

Limbitless Solutions builds self-confidence and independence in kids with limb differences.
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As a graduate student in mechanical engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Albert Manero always wanted to use his engineering skills to change the world. One morning in 2013, he caught a glimpse of how he might do it.

“I heard a radio interview with a man who developed the first 3D-printed mechanical hand, shared his design, and essentially started a global movement of makers,” Manero says. “I was determined to help by bringing whatever skills and lab resources I could to the project.”

Republic Services Donates 100,000 Masks to Essential Service Providers

PPE Will Support the Work of Healthcare Workers at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital and First Responders in Rutherford County, Tenn.
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PHOENIX, July 8, 2020 /3BL Media/  -- Republic Services, Inc. today announced the donation of 100,000 N95 masks to assist essential service providers in Atlanta and in Rutherford County, Tenn., amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation will provide much-needed support to healthcare workers at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital, the largest public hospital in Georgia, and help keep first responders safe in Rutherford County.

#Healthytogether: The IOC, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Join Forces to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic - With Athletes Helping to Spread the Word

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On Olympic Day, 23 June 2020, the International Olympic Committee, the United Nations and the World Health Organization launched a partnership to encourage individuals and communities around the world to take action so that we can all be #healthytogether.

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On Olympic Day, 23 June 2020, the International Olympic Committee, the United Nations and the World Health Organization launched a partnership to encourage individuals and communities around the world to take action so that we can all be #healthytogether.

Mobile App Promotes Safe Blood Donation in Brazil During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Angela Baker, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility
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Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ in collaboration with MTM Tecnologia and ClearTech launched a mobile app supporting the Green and Yellow Blood Project in Brazil. The free app is designed to promote and facilitate safe blood donation throughout the country during the COVID-19

Relief From Sickle Cell Disease Made Possible by Red Cross and FedEx

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If you could, with relative ease, relieve someone else’s physical suffering from an agonizing blood disorder, would you?

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