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Lacing Up for Health After Beating COVID-19: Paulo's Story

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Last month, Paulo Santos put on his running shoes and hit the road. But this wasn’t a normal, everyday run. Instead, he ran 20 miles from Freehold Township to Neptune Township in New Jersey.

Paulo had made the journey before, but not on foot. A little more than a year earlier, in March 2020, Paulo, who’d contracted COVID-19, was rushed in an ambulance from one hospital to the other to obtain access to an experimental treatment through a clinical study.

Paulo contracted COVID-19 fairly early, before much of the United States issued its shelter-in-place orders.

XRHealth: Crossing Realities Into the Future of Telehealth

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In times of uncertainty, society often turns to new and disruptive innovations to overcome its challenges. Nowhere is that timely statement more relevant than in remote health care.

One company that has been making great strides in this area is XRHealth, a premium virtual reality (VR) medical company, certified (ISO, FDA, and HIPAA compliant) to develop FDA/CE-registered medical applications.

More in Store for Connected Diabetes Care

Managing diabetes with FreeStyle Libre tech will be easier with partners for insulin delivery, online coaching.
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As we have continued to expand the FreeStyle franchise of diabetes care systems — from testing strips to the first generation FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to the FreeStyle Libre 2 integrated system and our latest next-gen FreeStyle Libre 3, approved for use in Europe — we are also working to expand offerings from leadi

IWBI Welcomes New Organizations to Its Growing Membership Program

IWBI members are investing in the health and well-being of their employees, clients and customers
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New York, March 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce new organizations that have joined the IWBI membership program. The continued growth of the program signifies an increasing global emphasis on improving health and well-being through the spaces where we live, work and play. The most recent members to join this network include real estate developers, design and engineering consulting firms and product manufacturers.

Rachel May: “Combating Inequality by Creating a Safe and Empowering Environment”

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In the latest article in our series on gender equality, we speak to IOC Young Leader Rachel May about her ambitious project to enable more of her fellow Scots to make the most of the country’s outstanding landscapes and improve physical and mental health.

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In the latest article in our series on gender equality, we speak to IOC Young Leader Rachel May about her ambitious project to enable more of her fellow Scots to make the most of the country’s outstanding landscapes and improve physical and mental health.

36th Annual Celebrity Ski Event Goes Virtual, Raising Critical Funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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FORT WORTH, Texas ― For 36 years, American Airlines has partnered with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to host Celebrity Ski Weekend. While this year’s event shifted from the slopes of Beaver Creek, Colorado, to a virtual setting, the importance of raising critical funds to support the foundation’s mission to find a cure for all people with cystic fibrosis (CF) remained unchanged.

Herbalife Nutrition Shares 5 Tips to Help Keep a Healthy Heart

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Every time you exercise, you strengthen the one muscle that is absolutely non-negotiable for a healthy life – your heart.

In fact, according to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, inactive people are nearly twice as likely to develop heart disease as those who are more active. That fact puts in perspective just how important exercise is to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Alcohol's Effects on the Heart

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February is American Heart Month, an important time to learn about how heart health is impacted by alcohol consumption. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, and excessive drinking can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. Learn more about alcohol’s effects on the heart via American Heart Association: https://bit.ly/2LRfQhS

Shawn Springs: From Idea to Impact

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Carla speaks with entrepreneur and former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs, founder and CEO of Windpact, a company focusing on impact protection across industries, including sports, automotive, and the military applications.

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Carla speaks with entrepreneur and former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs, founder and CEO of Windpact, a company focusing on impact protection across industries, including sports, automotive, and the military applications.

WSP USA Study: Street Closure Encourages Recreational Activity During Pandemic

Philadelphia repurposed a road exclusively for bicycles and pedestrians as a temporary shared use facility for outdoor exercise and alternative transportation.
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At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia officials closed 4.3 miles of a city street to vehicle traffic, reserving it exclusively for bicycles and pedestrians.

Repurposing Martin Luther King Jr. Drive – located along a narrow wooded stretch between the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill Expressway from Falls Bridge to Eakins Oval – opened the four-lane roadway for people who were eager to get outside and safely take a stroll or casual bike ride while maintaining adequate social distancing.

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