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DNV GL Addresses Urgent Hospital Infection Concerns With New Managing Infection Risk Certification Program

Press Release

HOUSTON, TX, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today DNV GL announced a new certification program aimed at transforming hospitals’ approach to managing infection risk. DNV GL certified Sentara Leigh and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospitals in Virginia as the first two Centers of Excellence for its Managing Infection Risk (MIR) Certification, recognizing exceptional processes and an approach to mitigating infection risk that exceeds current standards.

Aortic Valve Replacement Appears Safe, Effective in Very Elderly Patients

New study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Press Release

Chicago, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Aortic valve replacement (AVR) can safely be used to treat severe aortic stenosis in patients age 90 years and older and is associated with a low risk of operative stroke and mortality, according to a study in the November 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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Aortic Valve Replacement Appears Safe, Effective in Very Elderly Patients

New study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Press Release

Chicago, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Aortic valve replacement (AVR) can safely be used to treat severe aortic stenosis in patients age 90 years and older and is associated with a low risk of operative stroke and mortality, according to a study in the November 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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Ghrelin Stimulates an Appetite for Drinking Alcohol

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry
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Philadelphia, PA, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Ghrelin is a hormone released by the stomach and it stimulates appetite and food intake. Alcohol is commonly viewed as a psychoactive substance that primarily affects brain function, but it is also a highly caloric food.

This knowledge, combined with findings from animal studies, led researchers to the hypothesis that ghrelin has the potential to stimulate alcohol craving.

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Works to Reduce Incidences of Malaria Through a Comprehensive Public Health Program in Papua, Indonesia

24,000 mosquito nets installed and 17,000 homes sprayed with insecticide in Timika
Press Release

December 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In its continued efforts to wipe out malaria and prevent the spread of malaria disease by anopheles mosquitoes in the Mimika Regency in Papua, Indonesia, PT Freeport Indonesia, in conjunction with local institutions, recently distributed mosquito nets and sprayed insecticide in the homes of Pauan residents.

Approximately 24,000 mosquito nets have been installed by Malaria Control teams this year in the town of Timika in the Mimika Regency. The teams went from door to door to help residents set up the bed nets they provided to the residents.

Sanofi US and Children's Health Fund Create Fun for DC Kids

Blog

Some great volunteers from Sanofi US helped out at our Fall Harvest Festival for kids last week in Washington, DC!

Several volunteers helped make tasty and healthy smoothies for snack time. Others used their artistic skills to paint the children’s faces with butterflies, snakes, Hello Kitties and other designs.

Aligning Risk & EHS Management Strategies: How to Break Silos & Improve Efficiency

Article

EH&S has a long history meeting complex challenges and deep experience in identifying, mitigating, and monitoring risk. Meanwhile, organizations are undertaking enterprise risk management (and broader GRC) strategies to federate silos of risk across the organization. EH&S is in a key position to help define and lead risk management strategies in the organization given the depth of experience and history EH&S has had in risk management. These teams should provide assistance in defining risk management strategy, process, information, and technology architecture.

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline

Findings strengthen link between specific brain region and normal memory decline
Blog

NEW YORK, NY (October 28, 2014)—Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists.

Cupid Charities' Chad Leathers Honored as October Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Spotlight

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We're thrilled to feature Chad Leathers, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Cupid Charities, as our October Spotlight! 
 
Click here to learn more about how Chad's youngest brother Drew, born with neurofibromatosis, helped inspire the Cupid's Undie Run, a one mile run that drives thousands to run a mile and raise money in their underwear in the middle of February. The craziness raised $2.8M last year through events in 30 cities worldwide.
 

Greenbuild Special Report: Finding the Value of Healthy Buildings

Mike Ratliff, Senior Associate Editor
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Much like when the green building movement that first hit commercial real estate at the turn of the millennia, we are currently sitting at the starting line for a new era of change. This time the target is not the building, but rather its users. Specifically their health—and in turn—productivity. Tenants have just started putting a premium on spaces conducive to healthy and happy employees. Investors will eventually come around to put a price premium on these buildings as well.

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