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Modern-Day Nightingales: Meet Three Enterprising Nurses Who Moonlight as Inventors

From a clever way to help prep kids for surgery to a baby bottle nipple shaped just like Mom's, these nurses' bright ideas helped them win Johnson & Johnson's first nursing innovation challenge—and a total of $100,000 in grant money.
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By Meghan Rabbitt

When you think about groundbreaking healthcare innovations—creations that forever changed how medicine is practiced, like the invention of sutures—chances are you first think of medical device engineers and pharmaceutical scientists brainstorming in a lab.

Sanofi 2018 Integrated Report Presents Its Responsibility for the Future

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May 14, 2019—For the third year, Sanofi has published its Integrated Report, "Our Responsibility for the Future”.

This year, the report took on a shorter, bolder format. In this latest edition, we illustrate our commitments and long-term value creation for all stakeholders, giving them a clear, concise, and comprehensive vision of our business model. We also provide key information about the company, its strategy, its value creation, and its sustainable governance, as well as its financial and non-financial performance.

Medtronic CEO Reinforces Commitment To Sustainability

Omar Ishrak participates in Business Roundtable #EmbracingSustainability campaign, challenging America's top CEOs to share how they are advancing sustainability
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Business Roundtable CEOs, including Medtronic Chairman and CEO, Omar Ishrak, are embracing sustainability across their businesses. Now, through the #EmbracingSustainability challenge, they are sharing progress and calling on other business leaders to balance environmental stewardship practices and social impact with economic growth for a sustainable future.

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Business Roundtable CEOs, including Medtronic Chairman and CEO, Omar Ishrak, are embracing sustainability across their businesses. Now, through the #EmbracingSustainability challenge, they are sharing progress and calling on other business leaders to balance environmental stewardship practices and social impact with economic growth for a sustainable future.

Resources for World Hand Hygiene Day 2019

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Clean care for all – it’s in your hands.

May 5th is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day. Take action by downloading tools to evaluate and  improve hand hygiene in your facility. Take action and improve infection control practices by downloading the WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework

A Vaccine for E. coli? Meet a Researcher Hot on the Trail

A particular strain of the bacteria can be deadly for those over the age of 60—and it's not the kind that causes food poisoning. But this Janssen researcher is committed to finding a preventive treatment.
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By Jessica Brown

Think of "E. coli," and you probably picture outbreaks of foodborne illnesses that can cause severe stomach cramps, vomiting and more. After all, certain strains of the bacterium are among the most common and potentially lethal causes of food poisoning.

These 6 University Researchers Are Ready to Change the World With Their Inventions

They're the winners of the second annual Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award, thanks to such amazing innovations as tattoos that can monitor changes in your metabolism. Meet them and their groundbreaking work.
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A better, smarter 3-D printer. A gel that could speed up wound healing—and minimize scarring. Tattoos that could monitor your metabolism.

These are just a sampling of the big ideas the winners of Johnson & Johnson’s second annual WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program are hoping to one day bring to market.

How Health Care Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Strengthen Economic Performance

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April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ Although many health care companies today claim that health equity is part of their overall mission, the efforts are still nascent and often focus on disparities caused by poverty, education, or disability. Many companies have efforts in diversity and inclusion, however, they are not sufficient to counter the effects of implicit biases in clinical practice or address the adverse social determinants of health that disproportionately affect populations of color.

Team Viacom Joins the Fight against Cancer with Cycle for Survival

By Michelle Chan
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Decked out in glow sticks and pom-poms, Team Viacom gave it their all and biked their way to fundraise thousands of dollars for Cycle for Survival’s Media and Tech Ride to help fund cancer research for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. At Equinox in Los Angeles and New York, hundreds of innovators from brands such as Google and Facebook gathered together to rally behind one goal— to beat rare cancers. With employees from Viacom’s Los Angeles and New York offices, each team had two bikes to ride as they swapped members to tackle the four hour long session.

Video | How Virtual Reality is Creating a New Frontier in Pain Management

As the country faces the ongoing opioid crisis, doctors ad patients are finding an alternative treatment for pain in virtual reality.
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One year ago, Bonnie Honjas was riding in the back seat of a car in Oregon when a semi truck sideswiped her vehicle and dragged it down 700 feet of highway. The accident left her with nerve pain in her neck, left shoulder and arm.

Honjas tried everything from chiropractic medicine to traditional physical therapy to ease her discomfort. But nothing helped. A massage therapist, she was unable to work, making her even more worried that she might never heal.

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.

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