PORTLAND, Maine, June 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ — The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has awarded a $5 million grant to Maine Medical Center (MMC) for the creation of a statewide initiative to improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of lung cancer in Maine, where incidence rates and deaths due to lung cancer are among the highest in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For the 3.5 million people infected with the hepatitis C virus in the United States, time is of the essence. Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection in this country and, if not diagnosed and treated early enough, can cause liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for three years, BJ’s Wholesale Club has proudly partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help its members create their own Early Detection Plans. According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100%. Visit www.bjsforpink.com to create an early detection plan in order to receive reminders to do breast self-exams and schedule clinical breast exams and mammograms.
Sanofi Pasteur has a long history of supporting nonprofits that offer local children healthy beginnings, such as Pocono Alliance and its Healthy Start Early Childhood Screening program. This free program, funded by both Sanofi Pasteur philanthropic support and the company-spearheaded Pocono Mountains Community Fundraiser, provides early detection of a child’s vision, hearing, speech, and motor skill impairments, as well as any social, emotional, or developmental issues. Those screening results are obtained in just 30 minutes.
Community Health Charities Encourages Employers to Focus on Prevention & Early Detection
Washington, DC, January 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On average, nearly 50% of Americans will make a New Year’s resolution. Many of these resolutions will focus on health. Community Health Charities is encouraging employers to help their employees keep their health resolutions in 2015 by focusing on early detection and prevention.