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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.

2020's Health And Financial Challenges Likely To Linger

By Stephanie Shields
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After an unpredictable 2020 and with a COVID-19 vaccine in the early stages of distribution, optimism and fresh starts are the sentiments ringing true right now.

However, the health and financial challenges of 2020 will likely linger for some time. In fact, the 2020-2021 Aflac WorkForces Report found that 67% of U.S. employees experienced at least a minor financial impact because of COVID-19.

15th Annual Living Future Event Focuses on Greenest Buildings for a Healthy Future

Key Speakers Include Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor
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SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world’s greenest developers, architects, and product designers will gather at Living Future 2021, the 15th annual conference hosted by the International Living Future Institute. At this crucial moment in history, the event will gather leaders to examine ways to stop climate change and address the structural inequities in the built environment. 

36th Annual Celebrity Ski Event Goes Virtual, Raising Critical Funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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FORT WORTH, Texas ― For 36 years, American Airlines has partnered with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to host Celebrity Ski Weekend. While this year’s event shifted from the slopes of Beaver Creek, Colorado, to a virtual setting, the importance of raising critical funds to support the foundation’s mission to find a cure for all people with cystic fibrosis (CF) remained unchanged.

New Answers for Chronic Disease in Crisis Settings

Chronic disease is often overlooked following disaster and conflict. A unique partnership between CARE, Abbott and the Abbott Fund is finding innovative answers.
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Jaslia Abbas lived with her husband in the Philippine city of Marawi for years, raising their five children and helping others as a midwife. Then in 2017, the siege of Marawi began. The armed conflict between government forces and militant groups lasted for five months – and changed Jaslia's life forever.

Rapid COVID Tests: More Important Than Ever

With much of the world calculating when "normal" will return, rapid tests will help us get and stay there.
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As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, travel slowly increases, and more schools and businesses begin opening their doors, rapid tests that detect the virus have never been so important.

Why? Because getting enough people vaccinated will take time. And even then, scientists and medical professionals are working to understand the length of vaccine immunity and efficacy of the vaccines against variants of the virus springing up around the world.

Progress, Promise and a Path Forward: A Look Inside Takeda's Wave 1 Pipeline

By Ramona Sequeira
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Like so many, I am cautiously optimistic that finally, with the availability of at least two COVID-19 vaccines, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The collaboration we saw within the biopharmaceutical industry and with US agencies such as the FDA and NIH to develop and authorize multiple treatments and two vaccines in just one year has demonstrated the potential and marvel of medical science. Under the new administration, I am confident that manufacturers and public officials will work together with urgency to get the vaccine to every citizen who wishes to receive it.

Giving Kids With Heart Failure a Brighter Future

Katrina Sellens was 14 when a heart pump saved her life. With FDA approval, more kids can benefit from HeartMate 3.
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A few years ago, Katrina Sellens — 14 and hungry for Thanksgiving leftovers — stood there in a familiar spot: Surveying the fridge for something to eat.

What happened next was also recognizable to Katrina and her family.

She passed out.

Rare Answers™: A System to Improve Patient Outcomes

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At Alexion, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an inherent part of everything we do and supports our mission to transform the lives of people affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions. In addition to developing and delivering life-changing medicines, this mission drives us to seek opportunities to advance innovative solutions to system-wide challenges faced by rare disease patients, such as the “diagnostic odyssey.”

Health Equity at Alexion

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As a leader in rare disease, it is our responsibility to lead critical conversations with stakeholders and other members of the rare disease community. Health equity is one of those conversations.

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