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Aflac Presents My Special Aflac Duck at The Atlantic's Children and Cancer: An Atlantic Forum

Company Plans to Provide Comforting Robot Duck to Children Free of Charge to Help Them Cope With Cancer
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COLUMBUS, Ga., May 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., today presented its innovative social robot, My Special Aflac Duck™, at the Children and Cancer Forum in Washington, D.C. The forum, hosted by Atlantic Media and underwritten by Aflac for the second consecutive year, brought together a diverse audience of experts, survivors, researchers and families impacted by childhood cancer, including Dr.

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in and Outside the Company

As Medtronic receives national recognition for its focus on employee health, a partnership with the Minnesota Vikings is impacting the local community.
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When Medtronic decided to partner with the Minnesota Vikings this fall, the goal was simple — bring awareness to the importance of health and fitness.

“We know our medical devices and solutions exist to help people,” says Rob Clark, VP of Global Communications and Corporate Marketing at Medtronic. “It’s also important for everyone to make healthy choices and to be physically active. That’s why we’re doing this.”

“I am proud to work at a company that is bringing awareness to important issues,” said Kate Brickman.

Volunteers Put Work on Hold and Serve in Puerto Rico

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It’s a departure from their day job.

“A week ago, I was at my desk looking over financial reports,” laughs Kamrin Helland.

But this week, Kamrin, a marketing leader at Medtronic, finds herself in Puerto Rico with a team full of software engineers, IT technicians, and field reps. 

Typically, they’re behind computer screens and meeting with surgeons. Not scrubbing walls or resealing roofs.

“This is out of our comfort zone,” she says. “But it’s worth it.”

Nepal Validated by WHO for Eliminating Blinding Trachoma

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it has validated Nepal as the sixth country to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem.

Latin Telemedicine Expands Impacting More Patients

More clinics and hospitals are using telemedicine to connect patients to care when every second counts.
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Telemedicine in Latin America is expanding — proving just how important partnerships and technological advancements can be to health care management in remote areas.

In 2014, Medtronic, along with the Lumen Foundation and Internal Telemedicine Systems, formed the Latin American Telemedicine Infarct Network (LATIN) to address one of the region’s most pressing challenges  — cardiovascular disease, specifically STEMI.

Asia Society Names Medtronic Top Employer

Company leaders say “success depends on creating an inclusive culture”
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Being honored as a top employer requires employees who help to create a unique culture every day.

“And that leads to innovation for the organization,” says Sophia Khan, senior director for global inclusion, diversity and engagement. “We are creating a diverse culture where we value all the ways we are unique – and it’s making a difference.”

Health and Wellness: One of the Cornerstones of Green Buildings

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By Anna Suarez and Nicole Muñoz

Architects, designers, and contractors are now commonly engaged in new construction, renovation and redesign projects intended to have smallest environmental and climate footprint possible. The factors that contribute to “green buildings” are fairly intuitive: energy efficiency and alternative energy sources, reduced water consumption, utilization of recycled materials, and low-emitting building materials and maintenance products. Building codes, owner specifications, and market demand are driving this trend around the world.

Mohawk Group’s New Flagship Showroom in New York Showcases Sustainable and Wellness Design

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NEW YORK, May 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Mohawk Group’s new flagship location in the Fashion District of New York City expresses the company’s commitment not only to stylish and innovative floor coverings but also to sustainable and wellness design. Designed by Gensler, the 13,000-square-foot showroom in Manhattan features an open layout that integrates distinctive company branding, inviting workspaces and meeting spaces, and new display techniques to uniquely and effectively showcase a revolving lineup of featured commercial flooring products based on Mohawk Group’s latest collections.

The Venetian Hosts Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness

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On April 10, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Las Vegas District Office hosted an “Opioid Youth Summit” for all high schools in Clark County at The Venetian. One thousand high school sophomores, who were selected as student leaders from each school, filed in to hear several speakers discuss opioid safety.

Gilead Announces 10-Year, $100 Million Commitment to Address the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Southern United States

New Initiative Mobilizes Local Communities to Implement Solutions
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FOSTER CITY, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Gilead Sciences, Inc.(NASDAQ:GILD) today announced the launch of the Gilead COMPASS (COMmitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative, a 10-year, $100 million commitment to support organizations working to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States.

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