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General Mills Global Responsibility Report Highlights Employee Engagement, Progress Against Planet Commitments, and Food Security

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April 18, 2019 – General Mills released its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2018 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on advancing regenerative practices across its supply chain.

Caring for Care Providers: An Innovative Way to Help Address the Growing Crisis of Doctor and Nurse Burnout

By Kristen Mascia
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Up to 70% of nurses and nearly 55% of physicians report symptoms of burnout, which costs workplaces millions of dollars a year due to lost productivity and employee turnover and absenteeism—and impacts patient quality of care. But the CareAdvantage program is poised to help.

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Up to 70% of nurses and nearly 55% of physicians report symptoms of burnout, which costs workplaces millions of dollars a year due to lost productivity and employee turnover and absenteeism—and impacts patient quality of care. But the CareAdvantage program is poised to help.

Special Ducks Help Comfort Children Who Are Battling Cancer

The ducks interact with kids, can be fed or bathed, and play soothing sounds, by Charlie Wojciechowski
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The invention, called “My Special Aflac Duck,” was named one of Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2018, and it’s easy to see why, as kids rapidly grow attached to them.

“We consider the duck a social robot,” inventor Aaron J. Horowitz said. “He is a constant companion for kids that can really share in the experience that they are having, and can give them a better tool to communicate how they feel.”

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Kim’s Story: How ScottsMiracle-Gro’s Holistic Approach to Wellness Grew Her Family

LiveTotal Health program provides physical, financial and personal support
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More love to give

“We had both been thinking about it,” says Kim when asked about her and her husband’s decision to adopt a foster child. “I have two children—21 and 25—and a 14-year-old stepdaughter, but we both felt in our hearts that we had more love to give.”

That’s when an introspection of Kim and her husband’s home, their family and their relationships began. Together, they researched the adoption process, found an adoption agency and had many thoughtful discussions with their family.

The process is more than paperwork

How Johnson & Johnson Is Helping Tackle a Devastating Tropical Disease That Impacts Kids

A new World Health Organization prequalification for mebendazole means the company can reach even more young people with intestinal worm infections around the globe.
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STH. It's an illness you likely haven't heard of, yet it affects approximately 1.5 billion people worldwide, making it one of the world's most common infections.

It's short for soil-transmitted helminthiasis, also known as intestinal worm infections, and it results from being exposed to contaminated soil, food or water in areas with poor sanitation. Children are particularly vulnerable to STH, which can lead to malnutrition, stunted growth and even impaired cognitive development.

Delos Listed Among Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards

DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence™ acknowledged across three categories including Health & Wellness, Consumer Products, and General Excellence
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NEW YORK, April 9, 2019  /3BL Media/— Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology company, has been listed among Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards, recognizing DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence™ among three categories: Wellness, Consumer Products and General Excellence. The award honors businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity.

U.S. News and Aetna Foundation Release 2019 Healthiest Communities Rankings

Second annual list helps identify best practices and accelerate progress for community health across the country.
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WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 /3BL Media/– Douglas County, Colorado, is the healthiest community in America, according to the 2019 Healthiest Communities rankings by U.S. News & World Report, released today in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation.

For Opening Day, Aramark Loads the Bases With Better-For-You Options

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Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is just around the corner, and Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the award-winning food and beverage partner of nine MLB teams, is unveiling its 2019 ballpark menu highlights, full of new takes on ballpark favorites and better-for-you options.  

Menu Innovation and Consumer Engagement Drive Impact for Aramark Healthy for Life 20 By 20

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Three years ago, Aramark teamed up with the American Heart Association as part of an innovative initiative called Healthy for Life® 20 By 20. The combined goal: To improve the health of Americans 20 percent by the end of 2020.

Together, Aramark and the American Heart Association are achieving industry-leading menu impact across the millions of meals served in workplaces, hospital cafés and college and university dining halls.

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