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Hammering Home Americans' Need for Supplemental Insurance

By Virgil Miller
Article

Preparing for a wrench in your plan

At a time when people are investing financially in home upgrades, the last thing people need is another medical bill. In the U.S., 48% of employees say they can’t pay for an unexpected out-of-pocket expense of $1,000 or more without taking on debt, according to the 2020-2021 Aflac WorkForces Report.3

This Alcohol Awareness Month, Reevaluate Your Relationship With Alcohol

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Many people have experienced a number of pandemic-related consequences. And for some, COVID-19 has also driven a concerning increase in alcohol consumption. Alcohol Awareness Month is a good time to take a deeper look at your drinking habits.

Learn more about drinking habits during COVID-19

Alkermes Celebrates National Minority Health Month

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This National Minority Health Month, we’re learning more about the disproportionate prevalence of mental illness, socioeconomic disparities & barriers to care in minority communities. While many factors can contribute to this inequity, resources like telehealth may help. 

Learn more about mental health

Uber, PayPal and Walgreens Introduce Vaccine Access Fund

New fund allows customers to donate directly to efforts for COVID-19 vaccine access in underserved communities; Uber introduces new in-app donate feature powered by PayPal
Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Recently, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL), Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Over-the-Counter Rapid COVID-19 Testing, in Your Hands

BinaxNOW Ag is now available over-the-counter, bringing accessible COVID-19 rapid self-testing to the masses.
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Through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've needed answers.

We've filed into long lines, ventured to doctors' offices and urgent care clinics, waited days for results or for home tests to arrive by mail, and postponed gatherings, celebrations and holidays.

Now, those much-needed answers will be in your hands.

Enter: our BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self Test

FedEx Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines Grows, Reaches 100 Million Vaccine Doses Delivered

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Statement from Don Colleran, president and CEO of FedEx Express on COVID-19 vaccine transportation

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Statement from Don Colleran, president and CEO of FedEx Express on COVID-19 vaccine transportation

Equitable Access To Healthcare Starts With Affordable Broadband For All

By Mike Katz | Brand Contributor
Article

Even in the best of times, America has had a troubled relationship with equitable healthcare.

Building a Fairer, and Healthier World

Medtronic announces a series of initiatives and funding aimed at reducing global healthcare disparities.
Article

Our world is an unequal one. Where you live and who you are often determines access to quality healthcare.

It should not be this way.

Qualcomm Wireless Reach: Wireless-enabled Video Solutions for Tuberculosis Treatment

Mobile video content enhances remote training and counseling for TB management
Article

Tuberculosis (TB) has been treatable for the past 60 years, yet remains a leading cause of death worldwide.1 In 2018 alone, 10 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.5 million people died from the disease.2 Many countries have run TB control programs for decades and achieved good results, but global eradication is distant. The TB treatment regimen prescribed by the World Health Organization is painful and lengthy, requiring at least six months of adherence. Getting patients to adhere to this regimen is a challenge.

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