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WAYB Car Seats Designed by Former Patagonia CEO Put Safety – and Sustainability – First

By: Yesh Pavlik Slenk
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In July, I’ll become a first-time mom, which means the next four months of my life are going to be spent preparing for what’s to come. In my attempt to navigate the baby-care industry, I’ve started researching the options for toxic-free, eco-friendly, safe and affordable products. To say the process is ‘overwhelming’ is an understatement.

Lucky for me, I’m not alone in asking for products that are good for the health of my kids and the planet, and companies are starting to meet this demand.

WEBINAR – Building Products for Healthy Interiors

An introduction to asthma & allergy friendly® certification for manufacturers
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March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ Join Allergy Standards Limited and SCS Global Services to learn how certifying interior building products as asthma & allergy friendly® can differentiate your company within the growing health and wellness market.

Novartis Joins the Global Chagas Disease Coalition and Also Announces First Multinational, Prospective, Randomized Study in People With Chronic Chagas Cardiomyopathy

Summary: 
  • Study is planned to assess efficacy and safety of Entresto® (sacubitril / valsartan) vs enalapril in 900 patients with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy; recruitment is planned to commence within 2019
  • Chagas disease is a potentially life-threatening neglected disease, affecting approximately six million people worldwide1,2, mostly in Latin America; up to 30% of chronically infected people develop cardiac disorders3
  • Chagas cardiomyopathy is the most important clinical manifestation of the disease, resulting in the majority of morbidity and mortality4
  • The Global Chagas Disease Coalition is a collaborative alliance, which aims to increase awareness of Chagas disease and foster synergies in controlling the disease and promoting access to diagnosis and treatment5
Press Release
  • Study is planned to assess efficacy and safety of Entresto® (sacubitril / valsartan) vs enalapril in 900 patients with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy; recruitment is planned to commence within 2019
  • Chagas disease is a potentially life-threatening neglected disease, affecting approximately six million people worldwide1,2, mostly in Latin America; up to 30% of chronically infected people develop cardiac disorders3
  • Chagas cardiomyopathy is the most important clinical manifestation of the disease, resulting in the majority of morbidity and mortality4
  • The Global Chagas Disease Coalition is a collaborative alliance, which aims to increase awareness of Chagas disease and foster synergies in controlling the disease and promoting access to diagnosis and treatment5

My Special Aflac Duck™ Comes to Arkansas Children's!

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A few Arkansas Children’s team members met with our local Aflac representative, Melanie Reynolds, and she gave a demonstration on the My Special Aflac Duck.  These interactive robotic ducks  are available complimentary to any of our patients that are undergoing cancer treatment. The duck provides companionship and acts as a toy, robot and medical device. The My Aflac Duck is a unique way to helps kids cope with the difficulties of undergoing treatment and elevates the patient experience.

VIDEO | Aflac Cancer Center: Ethan's Story

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Kids like Ethan are why Aflac has been a corporate ally for the childhood cancer community for 24 years. Through innovative research and helping provide peace of mind to patients and their families, Aflac’s commitment to helping find a cure for pediatric cancer holds strong. Every child deserves a lifetime.

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Women in I.T., Providing Diversity, Looking to the Future

Women across Medtronic are helping to lead the company’s information technology group as it looks to help transform the future of healthcare.
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To most, it’s an antique computer. But to Dawn Bardot, the Commodore 64 brings back special childhood memories.

“I would write and play programs,” she recalls. “While other kids were making flashcards, I was programming spelling words into the system and testing myself.”

These were the days of 8-bit home computers, BASIC operating systems, and using old television sets as computer monitors.

“Those are good memories,” laughs Dawn. “But I could tell from a young age that I liked to create.”

Cisco GPS Challenge Highlights | Social Entrepreneur OmniVis Uses IoT to Improve Cholera Detection

Learn about the continued global impact of the Second Runner-up in the 2017 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge
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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

Celebrate the Women Leading the Sexual & Reproductive Health Movement in Nigeria

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“All girls and women have an inherent right to dignity and a life free from violence.”

That belief is what motivates Chukwudera Bridget Okeke, a women’s reproductive health advocate in Nigeria.

Read more here

Illumina Corporation Foundation and Discovery Education Inspire Youth to Pursue Careers in STEM and Genomics through New Groundbreaking Program ‘DNA Decoded’

Illumina Corporation Foundation invests in digitally immersive education curriculum program to pave the way for the next generation of genomics professionals
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SILVER SPRING. Md., February 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Illumina Corporate Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital curriculum resources, digital content, and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today launched DNA Decoded, a program designed to equip middle and high school teachers with the power to unlock the study of genomics to advance the future for their students.

VMware Helps Healthcare Organizations Harness Digital Innovations to Improve the Cost, Quality, and Delivery of Patient Care

Summary: 
  • Moffitt Cancer Center and VITAS Healthcare Showcase Partnership with VMware at HIMSS19
  • VMware Wins 2019 KLAS Category Leader Award for Enterprise Mobility Management and Mobile Device Management
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  • Moffitt Cancer Center and VITAS Healthcare Showcase Partnership with VMware at HIMSS19
  • VMware Wins 2019 KLAS Category Leader Award for Enterprise Mobility Management and Mobile Device Management

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