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Lilly: Making a Difference

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Today’s guest blog is by Julie Brink, country director for Project HOPE in South Africa. Lilly and Project HOPE are working together to improve diabetes care through the Lilly NCD Partnership and The HOPE Centre in Zandspruit, an impoverished township in Johannesburg. In October, a team of Lilly Connecting Hearts Abroad ambassadors arrived in Zandspruit to join forces with HOPE Centre staff and volunteers to help make a difference for people living with diabetes. 
 

Lilly: Seeds of Generosity

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Today’s guest blog comes from Ann D. Murtlow, president and chief executive officer, United Way of Central Indiana.
 
Today, I joined Eli Lilly and Company for its annual check presentation to United Way, where we learned that Lilly and its employees and retirees generated a fourth record- breaking campaign—clearly a cause for celebration.
 

Lilly: Seeking Solutions to a Global MDR-TB Crisis

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Over a decade ago, we committed ourselves to the global fight against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Today, a new report out from the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership shares insights from a core component of the partnership: the technology transfer program.

This or That: Chocolate vs. Pumpkin Seeds

Which Halloween Snack Has The Lowest Carbon Footprint?
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Halloween is becoming one of the biggest holidays with consumers spending close to $7.4 billion this year. Finding the perfect costume and eating delicious Halloween candy usually takes priority. Halloween can also encourage poor nutritional choices and generate a lot of waste. We took a look at two Halloween snack options and we found out that the healthier snack was also better for the environment, too. The carbon footprint of pumpkin seeds is about 70 percent lower than the average chocolate bar.

American Art Therapy Association Awards Paula Howie with Honorary Lifetime Membership

Former Walter Reed Director of Activities Therapy Services Honored
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The American Art Therapy Association honors Paula Howie for her pioneering efforts in the practice of art therapy and for her contributions during her tenure as a part of AATA’s leadership team beginning in 1984. 

In her heartfelt acceptance speech, she captured the essence of the profession: “We must work with clients who are stuck in bad situations…At times we must be willing to go into the darkness to help our clients find their way back to the light with us.”

 

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The American Art Therapy Association honors Paula Howie for her pioneering efforts in the practice of art therapy and for her contributions during her tenure as a part of AATA’s leadership team beginning in 1984. 

In her heartfelt acceptance speech, she captured the essence of the profession: “We must work with clients who are stuck in bad situations…At times we must be willing to go into the darkness to help our clients find their way back to the light with us.”

 

Health Insurance Companies Report Higher Than Expected Profits for 3Q Under the ACA - The Minute

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Health insurers are reporting third quarter results, and the numbers are attracting a lot of scrutiny from investors since they represent three-quarters of the first full year of changes under the Affordable Care Act. The figures are attracting even more attention because health insurance companies are recording higher than projected profits.

Humana Supports Youth Athletics by Funding Much-Needed Renovations to Chicago Park District Athletic Fields

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October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - 

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Humana has partnered with CBS EcoMedia through its WellnessAd program to fund renovations to the athletic fields at Ridge Park, operated by the Chicago Park District. The athletic fields serve youth baseball, softball and football players year-round, and are used heavily by casual park users in the community. The current conditions of the fields are poor, which limits play by local youth and adversely impacts park programming.

Congratulations to the 2014 Best Health and Wellness Program Finalists!

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Congratulations to Best Health and Wellness Program Finalists, Novartis International AG, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and WellPoint, Inc., for the 2014 Corporate Citizenship Awards!

Eating Salmon Can Reduce Risk of Stroke

B.C. is Still Not Eating Enough
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With World Stroke Day being recognized today, British Columbians are reminded that salmon, one of the healthiest foods people can eat to reduce their risk of stroke, is available locally and fresh, year-round. A diet high in protein, especially one rich in protein from fish like salmon, can reduce the risk of stroke by 20 per cent, according to a study published in the American Academy of Neurology in June.

7 Things About Artificial Hearts That You Should Know

From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial hearts of 13 different designs have been implanted in heart failure patients. Here’s an update on the state of this life-saving technology.
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Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the number one cause of death, killing more people worldwide than all cancers combined.

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