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6 Ways Urban Trees Make You More Active Outdoors

Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives
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Spending time outdoors in nature is not only fun, but it’s therapeutic and rejuvenating. Time spent in nature improves your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Residents who live in greener communities are three times more likely to be physically active and 40 percent less likely to be overweight than those living in less green settings.

To kick-off National Exercise with your Child Week, we’re sharing 6 ways trees lure you outdoors and make you want to stay there.

Merck Foundation and Marshall Health Announce New Initiative to Address Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

Merck Foundation Pledges $2 Million as First Private-Sector Partner
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KENILWORTH, N.J., August 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Merck Foundation (the Foundation) is supporting a new initiative with Marshall Health to launch the Great Rivers Regional System for Addiction Care (the System) to address areas hit hardest by the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.

Rafael Mandelman: Inner City Blues

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Futurists, environmentalists and planners alike generally believe that humans living in more densely populated areas has benefits for the earth – city-living is just a much more efficient use of the planet’s resources. But cities also expose a society’s inequality. Some of the world’s wealthiest cities are plagued by abundant homelessness and have deep pockets of  persistent poverty. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to Rafael Mandelman, a local San Francisco politician who has seen homelessness up close.

The Venetian Hosts Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness

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On April 10, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Las Vegas District Office hosted an “Opioid Youth Summit” for all high schools in Clark County at The Venetian. One thousand high school sophomores, who were selected as student leaders from each school, filed in to hear several speakers discuss opioid safety.

Out of the Shadows: Shining a Light on Maternal Mental Health

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by Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers

In the year or so since ProPublica and NPR published their first article in the “Lost Mothers” series, close to 5,000 Americans have come forward with accounts of how a loved one had died – or they themselves had nearly died – during pregnancy or childbirth.

Humana Offering $500,000 for Plan to Address Hunger, Isolation in Broward

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Broward County organizations that connect residents to healthy food are invited to apply for grants “no smaller than” $500,000 from the Humana Foundation, the charitable arm of the health insurance giant.

Collaborating for a Healthy Future: Key Insights From National Public Health Week

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Last week marked the 2018 National Public Health Week (NPHW), hosted by the American Public Health Association (APHA). Under the theme Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together, organizations nationwide shone a spotlight on issues most impacting Americans right now and affecting the wellbeing of the nation – from mental health to preventable diseases, environmental health, violence and health equality.

Responding Disruptively to a Most Profound Disruption: Working to Help Childhood Cancer Survivors

By Murdo Gordon, Chief Commercial Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb
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To say that childhood cancer is profoundly disruptive doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of the impact the disease has on young patients and their families. The diagnosis changes everything in an instant. Then there is treatment, which often separates a young girl or boy from family and friends; from school; and from the life one knew or the life not yet really begun.

How Losing My Husband Taught Me How to Be a Better CEO

By: Lorna Donatone
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Almost exactly five years ago I learned a leadership lesson I never wanted to learn. But as I look back on this anniversary and one that makes Valentine’s Day bittersweet, I appreciate that I grew personally and professionally in a way I might never have otherwise.

My husband died in January 2013. Steve had been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer only eight months before. The news came as a shock to me, my then 24-year-old daughter, my stepchildren and our larger community of family and friends.

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