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Reflections on Project HOPE

Edyta Wiesner, GSK Government Affairs
Blog

I had the honor to represent GSK at Project HOPE's Virginia headquarters yesterday to commemorate the 1000th and final US Department of State-funded humanitarian airlift destined for Tajikistan. This shipment of medicines was valued at $29 million, and it will depart for the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, in the next few days. The celebration was to honor the two-decade legacy of Project HOPE’s airlifts to help people in Tajikistan and other former Soviet States.  

Lilly Challenges Others to Live Below the Line on World Hunger Day

By David Marbaugh
Blog

Could you nourish your mind and body on $1.50 or less per day? For the 1.2 billion people in the world who live in extreme poverty, it’s not a matter of “could” but “how.”

Poverty breeds hunger, and like many other public health threats, hunger is not biased when it comes to age, race, religion or location. People living in Congo,  Israel and Mississippi share the same risk for malnutrition, vitamin deficiency and, potentially, death because of a lack of affordable and accessible nutritious food.

Study Shows Dementia Patients Benefit From Holistic Exercise Program

Pairing cognitive activities with physical movements helps patients and care-givers alike, according to Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Press Release

Philadelphia, PA, May 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – While dementia patients can often suffer from depression and declining physical and mental ability, exercise has been shown to help improve both their physical and psychological wellbeing. Researchers at Teesside University in the U.K. investigated how combining cognitive activities and elements of yoga, tai chi, qigong and meditation with routine physical exercise affected dementia patients. They found that a holistic exercise program focusing on both mind and body can help improve quality of life for dementia patients.

CVS Caremark Publishes 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Summary: 

Introduces Prescription for a Better World, the company’s CSR strategy

Discusses decision to quit selling tobacco in support of its commitment to health

Voluntary adoption of GRI G4 reporting standards

Press Release

Introduces Prescription for a Better World, the company’s CSR strategy

Discusses decision to quit selling tobacco in support of its commitment to health

Voluntary adoption of GRI G4 reporting standards

Keep America Beautiful Recognizes Dell for its Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Employee Volunteerism

Michael Dell to Receive “Vision for America” Award that Salutes Corporate Commitment to Driving Positive Change and Lasting Impact in U.S. Communities
Press Release

STAMFORD, CT, May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful announced today that Dell Inc. is the recipient of the national nonprofit’s prestigious “Vision for America” Award. This national award recognizes a U.S. company’s significant accomplishments in leading sustainability initiatives in communities across the country.

Elsevier Journal Surgery Publishes Research from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program

Key papers published by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program alumni available for free
Press Release

Philadelphia, PA, May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier journal Surgery has announced that its May 2014 issue includes a special section dedicated to publishing research by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program alumni. The section is titled: “Transforming Surgical and Interventional Care–Insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.” The Guest Editors for this special section are: Marcia M. Russell, MD and John L.

Fewer Smokers Believe E-Cigarettes Are a Safer Alternative to Cigarettes

Investigators find rise in overall e-cigarette awareness, but note decline in the perceived safety of the devices, according to new data published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Press Release

Ann Arbor, MI, May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – E-cigarettes are gaining mainstream attention as a competitor to traditional cigarettes. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wanted to examine changes in e-cigarette awareness, how harmful people believe them to be, and if those attitudes have any connection to smoking cessation attempts. They found that while awareness of e-cigarettes has increased significantly, smokers are less inclined to consider them safer than cigarettes.

Magnets and Kids: A Dangerous Duo

Press Release

Cincinnati, OH, May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Magnet ingestions by children have received increasing attention over the past 10 years. With the growing availability of new and stronger neodymium-iron-boron magnets being sold as “toys,” there has been an increase of cases of ingestion, resulting in serious injury and, in some cases, death. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied the trends of magnetic ingestions at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Canada’s largest children’s hospital.

CMT One Country: Connecting Volunteering and Country Music

Family, Community, Country Music and Volunteering
Article

When someone says, “country music,” usually volunteering does not come to mind. But the two have more in common than it would initially seem, for at the core of both lie two integral values: family and community.

Bazco Oil Company Celebrates New CITGO Location in Dearborn with Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Local CITGO Marketer Raises Money for Breast Cancer Awareness at Station Grand Opening
Press Release

Dearborn, Mich., May 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – May 3 through May 7, local CITGO Marketer Bazco Oil Company celebrated the grand opening of its newest CITGO location in Dearborn, Mich. by raising money for breast cancer awareness and research. To celebrate, the company offered discounts of 20 cents per gallon on gasoline and on May 3 ten cents from each gallon of fuel sold went to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The event also marked more than 25 years of Bazco Oil serving communities in Michigan and Ohio.

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