Closing the Sign Language Gap in China


In China, a shortage of sign language experts has caused a communications gap between deaf people and the hearing world. Deaf children are at an even greater disadvantage because there are so few people to teach them sign language in the first place.

A team of three engineering students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong used Intel technology to help bridge the gap. T Chan Chun Kit, Liu Ruifeng, and Shu Jianfei created a system that translates Chinese sign language into text and sound.

Cigna Sponsors a Healthcare Challenge, and the West Health Institute Partners with the American Journal of Preventive Medicine to Produce a New Supplement - Health Minute for December 4, 2012

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Cigna has sponsored the 6th Annual Health Care Management and Delivery Case Challenge. 12 teams of Columbia University graduate students competed by presenting a comprehensive analysis of the challenges of the Timothy Fund, a family foundation that works to reduce emotional distress and the rate of suicide among college students. The event was also supported by the Hay Group.

New Hampshire Continues Its Investment in Nutrition Education, and Corporate Care Management and EGS-RMSCO Record $5 million in Health Care Savings - Health Minute for November 28, 2012

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The state of New Hampshire is investing $1 million in federal funds over the next year in a program that educates food stamp recipients about nutrition. The state has one of the oldest nutrition education programs in the country, having launched its effort 20 years ago. The federal governments budgets $389 million for nutrition education programs for food stamp recipients throughout the country.

AC Alert for November 26, 2012 Decision Time Again for States on Healthcare Issues


Deadlines coming for the states -- The Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare" is kicking in important deadlines at the state level. When President Obama's promise of healthcare reform was signed into law, the legislation included a provision whereby the individual states would need to decide by this November whether they wished to establish their own healthcare insurance exchange, or to opt into the federal government's version.

New Opportunities for Patient Advocacy Leaders


New Opportunities for Patient Advocacy Leaders

By Mike Cohen, Chair PALS Advisory Board

EndoChoice & 3 Keys to Growth: People. Products. Logistics.


One cool thing about working at UPS is the chance to learn about the many different types of companies we serve, and how their supply chains factor into their success. Healthcare companies are some of the most interesting: they make products that patients’ lives may literally depend on, and their supply chain needs can be quite specialized and complex. It can be pretty radical stuff!

Johnson & Johnson to Participate in Credit Suisse 2012 Healthcare Conference

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, November 7, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) will participate in the Credit Suisse 2012 Healthcare Conference Wednesday, Nov. 14th, at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ.   Dominic Caruso, Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, will represent the company in a session scheduled at 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time).

The Logistics of Saving Lives: Keeping Cool Through a Challenging Delivery


Back in April, Walgreens donated more than 375,000 doses of flu vaccine to the Laos People’s Democratic Republic (Laos), when their flu season was just getting ready to begin. They wanted to make a difference in thousands of lives by bringing good health to a population in need. Walgreen’s faced an enormous logistical challenge to safely transport the vaccines from Louisville, Kentucky, to Southeast Asia.

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