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Alkermes Celebrates World Health Day 2021

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This year, World Health Day is focused on building a fairer, healthier world. We support the World Health Organization in its commitment to ensuring that everyone can realize the right to good health. 

How Posting About Alcohol May Be Hurting Those Having Trouble Coping With the Pandemic

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Social media is flooded with memes about drinking as a pandemic coping mechanism but for some, these posts may undermine problematic drinking habits or even alcohol dependence. This Alcohol Awareness Month, we want to remind those who may be struggling that you are not alone and help is available: https://bit.ly/38Alfm3.

ON Semiconductor and Orbis International Launch State-of-the-art Vision Center to Expand Access to Eye Healthcare in Vietnam

Written by Cassandra Savel, corporate social responsibility associate analyst
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With the goal of positively impacting the communities in which we operate, ON Semiconductor prioritizes supporting organizations across the globe that promote good health and well-being. As one of the many grantee partners in our network that align with this priority, Orbis International operates across more than 50 countries worldwide with a mission to prevent and treat blindness through hands-on training, partnerships with local health care organizations, public health education, and improved access to quality eye care.

RESOLVE Launches Faith & Vaccines

First COVID-19 vaccination event held at Islamic Center of Maryland, other sites and faiths to follow
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March 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - RESOLVE announces the launch of Faith & Vaccines, a new initiative which partners with faith-based organizations to support equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to communities that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Faith & Vaccines hosted its first pop-up COVID-19 vaccination event at the Islamic Center of Maryland in Gaithersburg, Maryland on Sunday, March 28. 101 people were vaccinated at this inaugural event.

Mohawk Partners With Community to Provide Team Members On-site COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Employees seeking to be vaccinated have opportunity to attend events at local facilities
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As many states began to advance their vaccine availability this month, Mohawk Industries leadership immediately got to work to identify how the company could connect employees to these resources.

In Northwest Georgia, where the majority of the flooring manufacturer’s Flooring North America segment’s workforce is based, Mohawk has been able to partner directly with state and local government and public health officials to organize on-site vaccination events.

Four Viruses, One Swab, One Report

Abbott’s assay received FDA EUA to detect COVID-19, flu A and B, and RSV with one swab, easing the testing process.
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Waking up with a runny nose wouldn't be cause for alarm in "normal times." However, that's all changed thanks to COVID-19. Now the slightest runny nose or cough can cause alarm. Is it COVID-19? Is it just a cold? The flu? Amid this pandemic, distinguishing one respiratory illness from another has never been so important.

How We're Tracking COVID-19 Variants

Our scientists have analyzed viruses for decades. Now, their work is in the spotlight as COVID-19 variants emerge.
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Viruses mutate. They’re tenacious. We know this. It's why our monitoring remains vigilant.

Now, as COVID-19 variants emerge across the globe, Abbott scientists — Virus Hunters to us — are helping the global effort to track known variants and identify new ones.

We asked Mary Rodgers, Ph.D., principal scientist and head of Abbott’s Global Viral Surveillance Program, to walk us through how this crucial work is done.

Alkermes Provides Tips on Talking to a Doctor About Your Mental Health

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Early identification of a serious mental illness and intervention can be critical to disease management and improved long-term outcomes for individuals. If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, talk openly with your care team to set up a plan.

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.

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.

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