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Improving Maternal Health Through Evidence-Based Programs

The Big Questions with Dr. Amy Crockett
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Why are you so passionate about maternal health?
Birth is such a powerful transition. When a woman becomes a mother, it's such an important time in her life. By positively impacting that moment—improving her health and impacting outcomes for the baby—you can change the trajectory of both their lives and the family as a whole. Being a part of that is so exciting for me.

Wellness at Whirlpool

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON HARBOR — When Cynthia Small was hired to work at Whirlpool Corp. as a nurse practitioner, the idea of having a health professional on-site was a relatively new idea for the appliance maker.

Six years later, Small is now one of eight HealthWorks team members who provide support for more than 4,000 employees at Whirlpool’s 12 Southwest Michigan locations.

The Mind and The Machine: How Memory-Driven Computing is Contributing to the Cure for Alzheimer’s

by Curt Hopkins, Managing Editor, Hewlett Packard Labs
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When the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE) ran one component of its current gene assembly pipeline on a supercomputer with a traditional computing architecture in April, it took 22 minutes to run the data.

Merck for Mothers Blog | FOR ALL MOTHERS: Bridging the Quality and Equity Gaps in Maternal Health Care

By Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
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While we have seen global maternal deaths drop by 44% since 1990, women are still dying from preventable causes during pregnancy and childbirth – and not just in low and middle-income countries that lack resources. Even in high-income countries, there are women who face a much higher risk of death, or grave injury because they are poor, migrants, refugees, minorities or from indigenous populations.

Global Health Corporate Champions Have Openings Available for February Cohort

Employees from the Leading Corporations are Teaming up to Improve Health in Rwanda
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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The third cohort for Global Health Corporate Champions (GHCC), an activity of USAID’s Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, is filling up as corporate volunteers prepare to travel to Rwanda in February, aiming to make a difference in local organizations in order to improve community health. A few slots remain.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Provides $1.7 Million Grant to UNC School of Medicine to Fund Program Streamlining Afib Care & Education for Underserved Populations

Atrial fibrillation hospitalizations reduced by 30 percentage points in first year of program
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., September 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ – UNC School of Medicine cardiologist Anil Gehi, MD, will use a $1.7 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to further innovate a care model, launched in 2015, that reduced hospitalizations for patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) presenting in the emergency room by more than 30 percentage points in its first year.

#WomensHealthAndFitnessDay: a Conversation With Cox Enterprises’ Wellness Manager Jessica Rossi

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It’s Women’s Health and Fitness Day. Cox Enterprises is committed to the development of its employees’ physical and mental wellness. At Cox, employees motivate each other to succeed through Wellness Warriors – divisional volunteers who work to ensure employees and their families have the health-related information they need and business-level initiatives to make healthy choices. Cox Enterprises’ Wellness Manager Jessica Rossi explains that wellness is about much more than just your physical health. Rossi shares insights on her career at Cox, wellness and more.

Connected Living Teams up With UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, Sodexo and Other Leading Organizations to Support Families for World Alzheimer’s Day

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QUINCY, Mass., September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day, Connected Living, a provider of social networking services to families and senior citizens, announced today that it has pledged to donate 15 percent of all proceeds from their app services to UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2), an innovative nonprofit organization demanding – and delivering – a solution to Alzheimer’s.

Shire: Innovative Therapies for Rare Diseases

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Shire is the global leader in serving patients with rare diseases. We strive to develop innovative therapies across a core of rare disease areas, supplemented by diversified capabilities in highly specialized conditions. We feel a strong sense of urgency to address the high unmet medical needs of these patient communities.

To learn more, visit www.shire.com.

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