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Aflac: Committed to Making a Difference in the Lives of Kids With Cancer

My Special Aflac Duck is the latest addition to the company's ongoing Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign
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Since 1995, Aflac employees, agents and The Aflac Foundation, Inc., have donated more than $125 million toward pediatric cancer research and treatment. We are committed to helping make a difference in the lives of children facing cancer across the country, because every child deserves a lifetime.

What Humana’s Bold Goal Means to Me and My Team

By Chad Johnson, Chief Procurement Officer, Humana
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Every day, I try to “Take 10” – a well-being break Humana, my employer, actively encourages all of its employees to do. Depending on my day, my “Take 10” might be some stretches at my desk or a walk with my team. No matter what my well-being break is, it makes me feel connected to a larger sense of well-being and purpose.

Astellas Oncology C3 Prize® Returns for Third Year with Focus on Improving Cancer Care in Underserved Regions of the World

2018 Challenge Will Award a Total of $100,000 in New Grants to Help Reduce the Unequal Burden of Cancer - All Healthcare Innovators Encouraged to Apply
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TOKYO, June 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., "Astellas") have announced the launch of the third annual Astellas Oncology C3 Prize (Changing Cancer Care), a global challenge aimed at inspiring non-treatment ideas that may improve cancer care for patients and their loved ones. This year's challenge will focus on solutions for cancer care in low- and middle-income countries, which bear a disproportionate burden of the global cancer epidemic.1,2,3

A Commitment That Begins With Patients: Amgen 2017 Responsibility Highlights Report

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As one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, Amgen’s greatest contribution to society comes from discovering and developing innovative medicines to treat patients suffering from serious illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. In undertaking this important work, Amgen makes a positive contribution in numerous other areas—which we share in our 2017 Responsibility Highlights Report.

New Innovation Center Looks to Advance Healthcare in China

The facility will focus on expanding expertise, provide innovative training methods, and be in position to improve the local healthcare industry in rural parts
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A one-of-a-kind Innovation Center is coming to Central and Western China and is expected to make a big impact on healthcare.

“We are ready and eager to continue working with partners in China to explore and solve the country’s healthcare challenges,” says Chris Lee, President of Medtronic Greater China.

In October, Medtronic leaders participated in a groundbreaking ceremony and announced plans to open the center in the year 2020. The facility will serve as a critical hub for training physicians and improving local care.

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.

Aflac Toy Robot for Kids Faces Cancer With Real Feelings

Emotional support robot duck helping children going through chemo
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Aflac has teamed up with robotics toy company Sproutel to create My Special Aflac Duck, a technology that offers emotional support to kids with cancer.

Kids can feed, bathe and even administer chemotherapy to the ducks that can respond to touch.

“Medical play can be really therapeutic,” Sproutel CEO Aaron Horowitz told FOX Business on “Mornings with Maria.” “It gives them this feeling of control. They have this friend that’s going through this treatment right alongside me.”

Humana Included in CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens list

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For the 11th consecutive year, Humana is included on CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list and is one of only two health insurers to make the list.

Each year, Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) announces a list of 100 companies with standout corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance. Humana is No. 69 on the 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list for its efforts, including health and well-being programs, environmental sustainability and a commitment to ethics and governance.

The Quest for Quality Maternal Health Care in India

In India, we’re giving patients a voice – and getting providers to listen. What a private sector-driven, consumer-centric, ‘total market’ approach to improving maternity health care looks like.
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by Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers

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