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Keep It Clean: New Tech Tools Give Healthcare Providers a Sanitary and Security Boost

HP's second generation of sanitizable PCs and all-in-one devices protect patients and hospital staff from bacteria and bugs.
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By Travis Marshall

Melinda Schmidt, a registered nurse, understood that dangerous pathogens were part of the hospital landscape while working as an emergency room nurse. Like all modern healthcare providers, she followed strict protocols for hand washing, wearing gloves, cleaning clinical spaces and other steps to help stop the spread of disease among patients and clinical and hospital staff. 

WSB’s AFLAC Cancer Center Careathon raises $1.7 million; 680/The Fan fans bring in $100K for Camp Twin Lakes

By Rodney Ho
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WSB radio listeners pledged $1.7 million for this year’s 19th annual AFLAC Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Careathon at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. It slightly exceeded last year’s pledge total of $1.697 million and fell just short of the record $1.75 million from 2017. 

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The Productivity Equation

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by Cynthia Curtis, Senior Vice President, JLL  

The perception of the role of buildings is shifting to more of an enabler of creative, innovative work, of enhanced productivity. Core to that is the view through a sustainability lens. 

Shared Sense of Urgency With Safe Kids Leads to Inclusion in Congressional Record

by Tim Wertner, SVP, FedEx Express Operations
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Did you know that unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death to children in the United States, and that, around the world, nearly one million children die of injuries each year, with countless others experiencing disabling injuries? Without question, it’s a cause that needs to be addressed with a sense of urgency.

It was my great pleasure last week to deliver awards luncheon remarks at the Safe Kids Child Injury Prevention Convention (PrevCon) in Washington, DC. I addressed the importance of having a sense of urgency about one’s work.

HP’s Christoph Schell Dreams in 3D

The president of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing anticipates a sustainable future and how consumers — and the planet — will benefit from the fourth industrial revolution.
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By Roland Jones

Any parent whose child needs orthodontia knows that there are two kinds of pain that come with the traditional teeth straightening process. There’s the unavoidable pain of moving canines and cuspids, and then there’s the financial pain of paying for it.

Transforming Senior Living Through Wellness

How can we support a growing senior population through wellness-focused living?
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We often see generations shift entire industries, and today’s generation of seniors are no different. Baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are increasingly faced with decisions regarding late-in-life care, for both their elderly parents and themselves. Given this, the need for safe and inviting senior communities has never been higher, and demands and expectations on how and where they want to live this next chapter of their lives is rapidly shifting the market.

Merck Recognized on PEOPLE’s 50 Companies That Care List

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Merck was recognized on PEOPLE’s third annual 50 Companies That Care list for investing $500 million to reduce preventable maternal mortality across the globe with education, tools and technologies for health care providers and moms through its Merck for Mothers program.

Biomass Ventures Founder and Chairperson Lucky Dissanayake Shares Her Journey of Success

By Lucky Dissanayake, Biomass Ventures Founder and Chairperson.
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In creating Biomass Ventures, I have not been afraid to ‘think big’, because I have recognised that the opportunity for our business is massive and because I understand that the needs that we are addressing are monumental. In effect, we achieve ‘Sustainable and Ethical Fuel + Livelihood Development + Food’ in rural Sri Lanka, in a holistic, inclusive, financially-viable business model. 

A Different Kind of Vision: Why We’re Working to Make Prescription Labels More Accessible

By Russell Shaffer, Director – Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Walmart
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When I was 10 years old, my parents took me to an optometrist for a routine eye exam. As a third grader, I thought the worst thing that could happen would be that I might get picked on if I wore glasses.

I did get a prescription for glasses that day. I also received some news that would dramatically change the rest of my life.

The doctor diagnosed me with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic eye disease that results in progressive loss of sight and eventual blindness. After a trip to Boston to visit a specialist, the diagnosis was confirmed.

MTV Partners With Lena Waithe to Save Mothers' Lives

Inside the making of the brand’s campaign to combat America's rising mother mortality rate.
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By Kelby Clark

One of the most dangerous places in the developed world to give birth is the United States, and MTV wants to help create awareness.

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