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Verizon Joins National Council on Aging Initiative to Improve Health of Older Adults With Chronic Conditions

Joint Effort Will Promote Benefits of Self-Management
Press Release

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- The Verizon Foundation has joined the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to support its work to improve the health and independence of millions of older adults with multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

GLOBAL 100: GE Named One of the 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World


GE has been named to the Global 100, a ranking of the most sustainable corporations in the world.  The award, announced this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is based on 12 key performance indicators including resource, employee and financial management.  “We are committed to finding sustainable solutions to benefit the planet, its people and the economy,“ said Bob Corcoran, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship.

10th Annual Suits and Sneakers Weekend on January 25-27, 2013

Coaches Support the American Cancer Society’s 100th Anniversary “Finish the Fight” Movement
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ATLANTA, January 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ -  From January 25-27, over 4,000 college and high school basketball coaches across the United States will be making much more than just a fashion statement when they sport tennis shoes w

A New Twist on Sustainability

New book showcases how sustainable living is achievable in 10 years.
Press Release

January 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - How would your city and everyday life look in 10 years, if available sustainable solutions were implemented at large scale? This question is the starting point of international sustainability initiative Sustainia’s new book Guide to Sustainia; a publication depicting sustainable living achievable in 10 years. 

Novo Nordisk Leads Industry Sector in Sustainability

Novo Nordisk ranked fifth on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index.
Press Release

January 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Novo Nordisk received the top position in the Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology industry group of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index. The index is published annually since 2005 by Corporate Knights – a Canadian and North American business magazine.

SCA, Secretary Salazar Participate in National Day of Service

Joined Youth in Beautification Projects at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial
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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 22, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined youth from the Student Conservation Association, volunteers from Greater DC Cares, and Department of the Interior employees on Saturday, January 19, 2013, to work on beautification projects at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial, as part of the National Day of Service.

Medtronic Skills-based Volunteerism Pilot Tackles NCDs

Project Reflects Broader Trend in Corporate Volunteerism
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As noted in a recent Stanford Social Innovation Review blog, skills-based volunteerism is providing corporations with valuable cultural and business insights.

Health System in Savannah, Ga. Recognized for Community Service Commitment with Foster G. McGaw Prize

2012 Winner Honored for its Holistic Approach to Healthcare

After back surgery and an extended stay in the hospital, Savannah, Ga. resident Denet Whitfield found herself out of a job and without a source of income. She couldn't even afford groceries and feared losing her apartment. After reaching out to several government agencies for help, she was eventually referred to St. Joseph's/Candler Health System's St. Mary's Community Center and Health Center, a community outreach initiative dedicated to helping people in the poorest neighborhoods in Chatham County, Ga. improve their quality of life.

St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah, Ga. Receives Prestigious $100,000 Foster G. Mcgaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service

Finalists from Austin, Texas; Cheyenne, Wyo. and New Haven, Conn. Recognized
Press Release

CHICAGO, January 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In honor of its broad-based efforts to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of its community, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah, Ga. is the recipient of the 2012 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most esteemed community service honors in healthcare.

Verizon Powerful Answers: NantHealth Cancer Research

Verizon is helping connect doctors to the latest cancer research for better treatment options.

What if your doctor could learn of the newest protocols, medicines and regimens as soon as they are released to the medical community?

Through the combined strengths of NantHealth and Verizon's cloud services, oncologists are now able to access the most current cancer regimens and treatments through a new medical database is called eviti, powered by the security, mobility and reach of the Verizon 4G LTE network.

Armed with the latest evidence-based cancer treatments and protocols, doctors can offer more hope, more options, and better care to their patients.


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