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Congratulations to the 2014 Best Health and Wellness Program Finalists!

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Congratulations to Best Health and Wellness Program Finalists, Novartis International AG, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and WellPoint, Inc., for the 2014 Corporate Citizenship Awards!

7 Things About Artificial Hearts That You Should Know

From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial hearts of 13 different designs have been implanted in heart failure patients. Here’s an update on the state of this life-saving technology.
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Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the number one cause of death, killing more people worldwide than all cancers combined.

Tennessee Farmer, Saved by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Returns to Virginia to Complete 25th Anniversary Vacation

One year later, Jack and Mary Jones stop to thank Sentara Heart Hospital staff who saved Jack in 2013 with the SynCardia Heart, which bridged him to a donor heart transplant.
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TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – When Jack and Mary Jones first showed up at Sentara Heart Hospital on July 21, 2013, Jack was unconscious, fighting for his life after suffering a heart attack. It was the first day of the couple’s vacation to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

In July 2014 Jack and Mary went back to Virginia where they started their trip. It was a year later to the day. They took their bicycles to tour parts of Norfolk and rode their bicycles to Sentara Hospital to thank as much of the staff as they could for taking such good care of Jack.

SynCardia Earns The New Economy Award for Best Medical Device Company

The international quarterly publication, which covers topics of innovation worldwide, cites the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart because it saves patients dying from end-stage biventricular heart failure when they cannot get matching donor heart transplan
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TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – SynCardia Systems, Inc., which manufactures the world’s only FDA (United States), Health Canada and CE (Europe)-approved Total Artificial Heart, has won the 2014 New Economy Award for Best Medical Device Company.

Does Your Hospital Have Bad Reviews? How One Marketer Fixed His Physicians’ “Yelp Problem.”

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At Hale Advisors, we recommend a 70/20/10 marketing investment strategy for our clients: 70% of a marketing budget should be used on “traditional” tactics, 20% on innovation in segmentation and targeting, and 10% on experiments, where success is defined as new learnings and/or a breakthrough.

Tell the Video Monitor “Ahh”: High Tech Healthcare Serves Patients

by Kathy English
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With all the frenzied fanfare normally surrounding the debut of new Apple products, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were recently introduced to the masses. And though these new phones were the big news of the day for the technology giant, the Apple Watch is what the healthcare industry has its eyes on.

The Wall Street Journal Experience

by Brent Berkson, GSK Integrated Team for Sharp Healthcare
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A long-standing litmus test guiding ethical behavior is to ask “How would my actions be judged if they appeared as the front page news?” 

AECOM Impact Blog: Aging in Place — Designing Health Care for Singapore’s Pioneer Generation

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By: Kerry Clifford
AECOM Vice President, Health Care, Design and Planning, South and Southeast Asia

We are getting older — everyone, all of us — and no one is immune from this condition. Did you know that in Singapore the senior population above 65 years old will grow to more than 900,000 by 2030?

AECOM Impact Blog: Planning for Aging Populations

By Paul Donlan, AECOM Director of Program, Cost, Consultancy and Head of Affordable Housing, Europe
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According to the United Nations' Population Division, globally, the number of people age 60 or older is expected to more than double from 841 million people in 2013 to more than 2 billion in 2050. More health care capacity is required to cater to this increase in demand, not only in terms of the acute medical needs that increase with age, but also in regard to long-term social care.

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