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Lessons Learned

Here are the top five things Medtronic learned from the pandemic and why we won’t forget.
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When news of a mysterious, pneumonia-like disease spreading in China first broke in early 2020, few realized life was about to change for everyone. But that’s exactly what happened as cases of COVID-19 erupted everywhere and caused a global health pandemic.

Herbalife Nutrition Receives the 2020 American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Herbal Industry Leadership Award

Herbalife Nutrition is Recognized for Scientific Leadership and Contributions to Consumer Safety
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Herbalife Nutrition announced it has received the 2020 American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Herbal Industry Leadership Award. The award recognizes Herbalife Nutrition for its outstanding work in advancing the herbal industry through scientific leadership and establishing standards that contribute to public health and consumer safety.

International Medical Corps and FedEx Team-Up to Support COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts in California

Guest blog courtesy of Jo-Ann Santos Alarcon, Resource Development Officer, Special Projects at International Medical Corps
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International Medical Corps launched its COVID-19 vaccination activities in Los Angeles during the first week of March at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) and Kedren Community Health Center (KCHC). Thanks to generous support from FedEx, International Medical Corps deployed emergency medical field units to both health facilities to increase their capacity to efficiently and effectively administer COVID-19 vaccinations to residents of South Los Angeles—one of the most vulnerable populations in the LA County.

Alkermes: How Substance Use Disorder Changes the Brain

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Substance Use Disorder is associated with changes in the brain that can occur with repeated use of alcohol or drugs. Learn more about this condition here: https://bit.ly/2OlyWxY.

Rockwell Automation Donates Arena® Simulation Software to Support COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

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MILWAUKEE, March 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Rockwell Automation today announced that it is donating its Arena® Simulation Software to nonprofit organizations, governmental organizations, and public health partners to plan COVID-19 vaccination clinics in their communities. The software can be used to monitor patient flow, staffing, shift changes, and maintenance of social distancing guidance for patients in queue.

Abbott Announces Its Pandemic Defense Coalition: A Global Network of Expert Collaborators Designed to Help Prevent Future Pandemics, Currently Searching for COVID-19 Variants

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  • The Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition is a first-of-its-kind global scientific network dedicated to the early detection of, and rapid response to, future pandemic threats
  • The coalition builds on Abbott's decades of leadership in virus surveillance and helps to analyze virus samples for unknown diseases and detect mutations and variants including for COVID-19
  • Abbott is bringing together global collaborators specializing in identification of unknown diseases, surveillance, virus sample collection, testing and sequencing
  • Abbott will rapidly develop tests that can be used to help identify, isolate and contain outbreaks when potential new virus threats are identified
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  • The Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition is a first-of-its-kind global scientific network dedicated to the early detection of, and rapid response to, future pandemic threats
  • The coalition builds on Abbott's decades of leadership in virus surveillance and helps to analyze virus samples for unknown diseases and detect mutations and variants including for COVID-19
  • Abbott is bringing together global collaborators specializing in identification of unknown diseases, surveillance, virus sample collection, testing and sequencing
  • Abbott will rapidly develop tests that can be used to help identify, isolate and contain outbreaks when potential new virus threats are identified

IBM Enters Second Phase of NIH Contract for Development of Verifiable Health Status Reporting and Contact Tracing

Selects WSSC Water to Pilot Innovative Technology to Enhance Employee Safety
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WASHINGTON, March 15, 2021, /3BL Media/ - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has been awarded the second phase of the Digital Health Solutions for COVID-19 contract by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue its work to develop and implement digital health solutions that are designed to help address the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to help reopen public places.

Our Partners: Shombi Ellis Connects Mothers Across Africa to Promote Health

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Women helping women. That's at the heart of the work of mothers2mothers, a nonprofit organization in Africa that provides support to women living with HIV and their families. Its unique mentor model pairs mothers recently diagnosed with HIV with other women in their community who have gone through similar journeys. The pairing has led to significant success.

Join the Movement #ForHealthEquity

By Thomas G. Bognanno
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Tomorrow, March 11, 2021, will be a momentous day at CHC: Creating Healthier Communities, as we recognize CHC Giving Day #ForHealthEquity. Leading up to this national day of action—which marks the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 being declared a pandemic—we have been rallying communities, companies and nonprofits to join together to advance health equity. I encourage you to join us, as this is a movement for as long as it takes, not a one-day event.

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.

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