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Albertsons In-Store Clinics Launch AI-Powered Diabetes Exam

By Bridget Goldschmidt
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CarePortMD retail health clinics at Albertsons Cos. grocery stores can now administer an eye exam to identify diabetic retinopathy by FDA-cleared autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) diagnostic system IDx-DR.

The in-store health clinics are the first to roll out this type of AI diagnostic technology. 

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Aramark Announces New 2025 Sustainability Plan

Positively Impacting People and Planet
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PHILADELPHIA, December 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, Aramark, the leading U.S.-based provider of food, facilities and uniform services, announced a new 2025 sustainability plan, Be Well. Do Well., focused on positively impacting people and the planet. 

Be Well. Do Well. is built around several key priorities.

Walgreens Raises More than $800,000 to Support the American Heart Association; Tops Corporate Fundraiser List for 2019 Chicago Heart Walk

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Walgreens Raises More than $800,000 to Support the American Heart Association; Tops Corporate Fundraiser List for 2019 Chicago Heart Walk

More than 1,000 Walgreens employees across the Chicago area turned out to participate in the 2019 American Heart Association Heart Walk held at three locations, Sept. 20-22. Alex Gourlay, Walgreens president and co-COO of Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chaired this year’s campaign.

I Get Hope from Knowing That I Have Purpose: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley on HIV

"...and I will be able to exuberantly live out that purpose.”
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Hartsel Shirley is a Bishop based in Atlanta, Georgia, who has been involved with HIV advocacy since 2002. He has participated in numerous conferences, panels, and workshops to educate others about aging with HIV and combat the stigma faced by people living with HIV, particularly in the Black community. “Hartsel” has 3 meanings – full of grace, a bright flame, a living marvel.

HIV is No Longer a Death Sentence: Malcolm Reid

“I believe when people see me and my husband, out in the community, living, thriving, doing the work; they will understand that HIV is no longer a death sentence.”
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Malcolm Reid is based in Atlanta, Georgia and has been involved with HIV advocacy since 2014. He created THRIVE SS’s group for Black men living with HIV over the age of 50, Silver Lining Project, and works to help participants grapple with aging, PTSD, loss, and stigma while training them in political advocacy. Malcolm is an avid thrill-seeker and rollercoaster enthusiast having ridden over 50 of the world's fastest. 

"Accept Your Status, and Move Forward..." Sergei Dawson on HIV

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Sergei Dawson is a Community Advisory Board Member for HIVE, an APLA Health program for HIV-Elders. He lives in LA County and works to help those aging with HIV accept their status and access the resources that helped save his life. Sergei loves to dance, cook and bake during his free time.   

"Life Gives Me Hope." Rev. Elder Claude Bowen on HIV

“My anger and frustration have been replaced with hope, self-respect and love.”
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Claude Bowen is a Reverend based in Atlanta, Georgia, who has been involved with HIV advocacy for over 35 years. He works with THRIVE SS and found his purpose in service and in educating others on HIV infection, transmission, prevention, and care. In addition to facilitating THRIVE’s emotional wellness group and being one of the authors of THRIVE’s homegrown intervention for Black gay men living with HIV over the age of 50, “The Silver Lining Project,” Claude is an avid performer and member of THRIVE SS’ “Clever Collective” of poets, singers and performers.

Impact Through HIV Advocacy: Nathan Townsend

“Seeing the impact of our efforts through advocacy, as well as the allies and community partners furthering our cause, makes me hopeful for the future.”
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Nathan Townsend is a singer, songwriter, motivational speaker, creative director, and social advocate based in Fulton County, Georgia. He has been involved with HIV advocacy since 2005 and works with THRIVE SS to support people living with HIV, using art and music to tell his story and combat the stigma people living with HIV experience. Nathan is a commentator at fashion shows.

JLABS @ Shanghai: The Innovation Hub That's Poised to Shake Up the Healthcare Start-Up Scene in Asia

By Nicole Frehsee Mazur
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Sharon Chan, head of the first Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, in Asia, gives us a tour of the exciting new incubator that's designed to help entrepreneurs turn great ideas into great products.
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Sharon Chan, head of the first Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, in Asia, gives us a tour of the exciting new incubator that's designed to help entrepreneurs turn great ideas into great products.

Regional Health Provides Cancer Patients With a New Fun Tool

By Cali Montana
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA, TV) - Rapid City Regional Health welcomed some new feathered friends to its pediatric floor.

Thanks to a donation from Aflac, the hospital is providing young patients with a new fun tool.

"It's a gift that we can give to all of our patients that we see who have cancer and are receiving chemo. It's a way for them to communicate their feelings," says Regional Health Nurse Amanda Horsley.

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