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The Road to a Vaccine, Season 2, Ep. 3: How Is COVID-19 Affecting Children? What Parents Worldwide Should Know

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In Season 2 of "The Road to a Vaccine," host Lisa Ling interviews scientists, global health leaders and other experts on the COVID-19 front lines to reveal the latest medical advances and collaborations to create a coronavirus vaccine—and hopefully a return to a world without the pandemic.

In Episode 3, Lisa Ling talks to UNICEF’s Henrietta Fore about global efforts to get all kids vaccinated. Harvard's Dr. Vikram Patel discusses children’s mental health during the pandemic. Plus, parents ask the experts their pressing questions about COVID-19.

Medtronic: When Distance Drives Discovery

The pandemic didn’t force us to reimagine patient care. That was always the plan.
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At the turn of the 20th century, doctors lacked the basic tools to see inside the human body. Today, a wireless, battery-powered pacemaker the size of a large vitamin can be implanted directly inside a patient's heart. For decades, we have overcome obstacles to ensure patients get the care they need. Now, the coronavirus has created an entirely new set of challenges. We have a choice: Run from the challenge or be part of the solution.  

Direct Relief's 90 Ton Aid Shipment Heads to Lebanon Early Next Week

By Beth Farnsworth
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"It's a big list. A lot of stuff was blown up," said Direct Relief President and CEO Thomas Tighe. "Like in any tragedy, it's important that they know that people are pulling for them not just objectifying their suffering."

On Thursday, Tighe and his team received confirmation from FedEx CEO, Fred Smith, that the corporation would donate one of its cargo planes to deliver the aid. Trucks will haul the 80,000 pound shipment from the Santa Barbara warehouse to FedEx headquarters in Memphis, TN. From there, the aid will be flown to Lebanon.

Each of Us Has the Ability to Save a Life; That Is the Power of Blood.

The choice to register and donate to someone in need; that is the power of love.
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With Black donors currently only making up 7 percent of the registry, DKMS has launched the “Power of Blood” initiative with an aim to increase awareness of the topic in the Black community and encourage participation in the registry. For Emma Hall, a 10-year-old battling Aplastic Anemia, this initiative is a chance to share her story and change the fortunes of patients like her across the country.

Bristol Myers Squibb and the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Commit $300 Million to Accelerate and Expand Health Equity and Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Five–year commitment builds on long-standing investment in health equity
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PRINCETON, N.J., AUGUST 12, 2020) /3BL Media/ - Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation announced today a combined investment of $300 million as part of a series of commitments.

Johnson & Johnson Earns the #3 Spot on the 2020 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 List

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The company received its highest-ever ranking on the list this year—which honors global supply chain excellence—in part for its nimble response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The company received its highest-ever ranking on the list this year—which honors global supply chain excellence—in part for its nimble response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We Have a Health Disparities Problem in America": Meet a Woman on a Mission to Improve Healthcare for Black Women

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The U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world, with women of color especially at risk. Dr. Robyn R. Jones, Senior Medical Director at Johnson & Johnson, is determined to change that and find ways to address this urgent crisis.

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The U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world, with women of color especially at risk. Dr. Robyn R. Jones, Senior Medical Director at Johnson & Johnson, is determined to change that and find ways to address this urgent crisis.

CIT Leads $25 Million Financing Deal for MLK Community Hospital Medical Office Building

Follows CIT’s investment in a 92-unit affordable housing complex in the redevelopment of the Watts community
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NEW YORK, Aug 3, 2020 /3BL Media/—  CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) and its Healthcare Finance unit today announced a $25 million loan supporting Seavest Healthcare Properties’ acquisition of the MLK Community Hospital Medical Office Building in South Los Angeles.

The American Red Cross: Life-Saving Work Using Digital Experiences From Adobe

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Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent do so each year. The American Red Cross, a non-profit organization that provides about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, is committed to increasing the number of people who donate blood by educating Americans on the huge difference one blood donation makes in saving the lives of others.

FedEx Delivering for Good in Canada During COVID-19

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GlobalMedic, a Canadian disaster relief charity, is distributing 55,000 pounds of aid in support of COVID-19 relief efforts in every province and territory in Canada. FedEx delivered the shipments for GlobalMedic, which included hygiene kits for more than 11,000 individuals, 4,600 liters of hand sanitizer, 22,000 surgical masks plus surgical gowns and gloves for frontline healthcare workers, disinfecting supplies and 20,000 bars of soap for First Nations communities in northern Ontario.

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