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Body Check: How a Brainy GE Scientist Helped Revolutionize Medical Imaging


Late one October night 30 years ago, GE scientist John Schenck was lying on a makeshift wooden platform inside a GE lab in upstate New York. Surrounding his body was a large magnet, 30,000 times stronger than the Earth’s magnetic field. Standing at his side were a handful of colleagues. They were there to peer inside Schenck’s head and take the first magnetic resonance scan (MRI) of the brain.

UnitedHealthcare Brings Trust for Public Land Fitness Zone® to Liberty City’s Marva Y. Bannerman Park with Funding from CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd

Community members celebrate along with UnitedHealthcare volunteers who worked to prepare park for today’s ribbon cutting
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MIAMI, December 6, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Marva Y. Bannerman Park has a brand new, custom-built outdoor gym designed to foster fitness and health while providing a positive impact for the entire community.  The new Fitness Zone® installation from The Trust for Public Land (TPL) was made possible by the financial support from UnitedHealthcare’s advertising through CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program.

Five Virginia Schools Earn Healthy School Awards

Sodexo Partners with Marine Corps Marathon to Honor Top Participating Schools in Healthy Kids Fun Run
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QUANTICO, VA, December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Held on Oct. 27 in Arlington, VA, the Healthy Kids Fun Run hosted its largest participation to date, topping 3,000 children ages five through 12. Nearly half of this race field participated through the coordinated effort of physical education teachers and PTA groups from area schools.

Verizon to Launch Innovative Philanthropic Healthcare Programs to Target Reduction of Healthcare Disparities in Diverse Communities Across Country

Company to Invest Nearly $13 Million in Nonprofit Partnerships Through Grants, In-Kind Technology Solutions to Improve Patient Self-Management, Access and Quality for Children, Women and Seniors
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Verizon Foundation announced today its new program strategy to reduce healthcare disparities; improve quality and access to care; and empower patients in need with better chronic disease management programs through collaborative partnerships with national healthcare nonprofits and health informat

Discovery Communications Inc.: Award-Winning INSIDE STORY Set for Pan-African Broadcast and Theatrical Distribution

Much-Anticipated Feature Film Will Entertain Millions Across Sub-Saharan Africa, Makes World Broadcast Premiere on SABC1 on Saturday, December 8
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Silver Spring, Md., December 3, 2012 /3BL Media/ - On the heels of 12 festival appearances around the world and six awards -three for "best feature," INSIDE STORY will make its broadcast debut in South Africa on December 8, in addition tonumerous theatrical and broadcast premieres across sub-Saharan Africa beginning next month.

Northwestern Mutual Launches Digital Holiday Campaign to Fight Childhood Cancer

Share Unstoppable Happiness! inspired by child's original artwork, brave spirit and holiday message of hope
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MILWAUKEE, Dec. 3, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- A child's inspirational artwork for a holiday card will drive awareness, donations and hope in the fight against childhood cancer as the centerpiece of a new digital holiday campaign launching today by Northwestern Mutual. The campaign, Share Unstoppable Happiness!, aims to raise up to $25,000 by Dec. 30 for Northwestern Mutual's Childhood Cancer Program nonprofit partners, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and Starlight Children's Foundation.

GlobalGiving E-Gift Cards: The Gift That Keeps On Giving


Naveen Kumar was first inspired to volunteer in his college years during the 2001 Gujarat earthquake in India. Two years later, his volunteer spirit was reignited while, as an employee of HP, he was taking information and communications technology (ICT) into rural communities in India. When a woman confronted him with the question, “How can computers give me food?” he determined to help her and her family to solve their problem of accessing the food ration cards for which they qualified; he did this online.

Celebrating Better Access


Celebrating Better Access

By Mary Anne, GSK Communications
Polls and rankings seem to be everywhere in the news. One published today--the 2012 Access to Medicine (ATM) Index--is worth a closer look.

GE Healthcare Acquires U-Systems, Expands GE Presence in Breast Cancer Detection


GE Healthcare, the healthcare division of General Electric (NYSE: GE), announced today the acquisition of U-Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of ultrasound products specifically designed for breast applications. With operations in Sunnyvale, CA and Phoenix, AZ, U-Systems, Inc. has developed the somo•v® Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS), the first and only ultrasound system on the market approved in the U.S. for breast cancer screening as an adjunct to mammography for asymptomatic women with greater than 50 percent dense breast tissue and no prior breast interventions.

The Lemelson Foundation Announces $24 Million to Inspire and Educate the Next Generation of Inventors

Grants to the Lemelson-MIT Program and National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance support educational efforts and other activities that will leverage invention’s ability to stimulate the economy
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PORTLAND, OR, November 29, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Today, The Lemelson Foundation announced it is awarding more than $24 million to two organizations in order to inspire and educate the next generation of inventors with the knowledge and skills necessary to transform their ideas into inventions and those inventions into enterprises that improve lives and stimulate the economy.


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