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NFL “1st And Future” Super Bowl Event Presented by Arrow Electronics Features New Crowdsourced Competition on Punt Play Rules

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The National Football League (NFL) and Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) announced the launch of 1st and Future, the NFL’s annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in athlete safety and performance. 1st and Future will be presented by Arrow Electronics and hosted at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) at the Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia on February 2, 2019, the day before Super Bowl LIII.

Sandoz Selects Three Finalists for Healthcare Access Challenge (Sandoz HACk) From Over 400 Global Entries

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  • Competition generated ideas from more than 400 entrants in 80 countries – three shortlisted entrants from Uganda, the US and the Netherlands
  • Three finalists shared innovative uses of artificial intelligence, mobile apps and digital therapeutics to address local healthcare access challenges
  • Finalists will participate in a four-day “accelerator event” in March, collaborating with Sandoz to further refine their ideas, immediately ahead of final judging
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  • Competition generated ideas from more than 400 entrants in 80 countries – three shortlisted entrants from Uganda, the US and the Netherlands
  • Three finalists shared innovative uses of artificial intelligence, mobile apps and digital therapeutics to address local healthcare access challenges
  • Finalists will participate in a four-day “accelerator event” in March, collaborating with Sandoz to further refine their ideas, immediately ahead of final judging

TCS’ ‘Ignite Innovation Student Challenge’ Enters Final Week

New Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Competition from the Computational Thinking Curriculum “Ignite My Future in School” Sparks Youth Innovation, Digital Exploration and Sustainable Solutions to Improve Our World
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Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms announce the final week of the Ignite Innovation Student Challenge. With entries accepted through Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET, the competition gives young innovators an amazing chance to win $10,000 and receive virtual mentorship from a team of TCS technology experts to bring their winning idea to life.

Do Heart Disease, Diabetes or Prostate Cancer Run in Your Family Tree? Experts Share How You Can Help Reduce Your Risk

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Your DNA doesn’t have to determine your medical future if you consider taking some steps to help lower your chances of developing these conditions, which tend to have genetic ties.

Look around your family dinner table this holiday season and you’ll probably notice some recurring characteristics that have been passed down from generation to generation through the genes in your clan’s DNA, whether it’s green eyes, freckles or a gregarious personality.

12 Simple Tips for Making 2019 Your Healthiest Year Yet

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There's no better time to kick off a wellness regimen than the new year. To help inspire you, we compiled a month-by-month guide of our top expert-backed tips for everything from combating allergies come springtime to getting better shut-eye in 2019.

Anyone who has ever committed to getting healthy knows there's an essential ingredient when it comes to success: having a plan.

How Companies Can Step Up on Safer Food

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By Boma Brown-West

Even if you haven’t heard of perchlorate, chances are that you probably have eaten it. Perchlorate is a chemical used in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food like cereal, flour, and spices to reduce the buildup of static charges.

Healing wings

Financial Advisor Fritz Glasser of Wells Fargo Advisors flies patients to treatment appointments and more as a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight West.
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Cruising at 8,000 feet, Sandie LeBlanc took in the scenery below en route to Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California, for her lung-function testing.

For a moment, the sights freed her mind from the weight of health concerns.

“It’s so peaceful,” said LeBlanc, who suffers from lupus and is also a breast cancer survivor, “and I often forget about why I’m flying as I focus on all the beauty around me.”

Booz Allen Campaign Empowers Sailors to “Keep What You’ve Earned”

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Sailors in the U.S. Navy face serious financial and career consequences if they’re caught driving under the influence. A chief who’s served 14 years, whose rank is reduced to first class due to a DUI, could lose $527 a week in base pay alone1. Yet long-standing messages about alcohol abuse weren’t resonating, given an entrenched drinking culture.

Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover: Will It Make a Difference?

by Jim Witkin
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It’s been nearly 25 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated that all food and beverage packaging carry the Nutrition Facts panel. These labels, now found on over 700,000 products, provide the consumer with information like serving sizes, calories per serving, ingredients and nutritional content.

Faces of GSK's Pro Bono Efforts

How employees create positive change through volunteering
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As the Vice President and Director of Scientific and Public Health for GSK’s Vaccines practice, Dr. Len Friedland has a very rewarding job, but his sense of purpose extends beyond his day job to support people in poor health as well as those with limited access to quality healthcare, as a volunteer. “Helping patients feel better and live longer aren’t just words to me—they’re part of who I am. The way I see it, having great science at the company is fantastic, but it means nothing unless we make sure this science benefits the right people,” said Len.

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