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Bayer Employees Volunteer to Conduct SARS-CoV-2 Tests in Newly Established Berlin Laboratory

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Our newly established testing laboratory in Berlin which supports the fight against the Corona virus is already running: In the lab, our employees – more than 140 have volunteered – are able to conduct up to 1,000 additional SARS-CoV-2 tests per day. This helps to slow down the spread of the virus as fewer infections remain undetected and infection chains can be better reconstructed.

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Gilead Announces 10-Year, $100 Million Commitment to Address the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Southern United States

New Initiative Mobilizes Local Communities to Implement Solutions
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FOSTER CITY, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Gilead Sciences, Inc.(NASDAQ:GILD) today announced the launch of the Gilead COMPASS (COMmitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative, a 10-year, $100 million commitment to support organizations working to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States.

Walking Forward Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Lung Cancer Screening Research

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., February 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Avera Health is pleased to announce that the Walking Forward Program, based in Rapid City, has been awarded a grant for over $1.6 million from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to increase lung cancer screening rates for high-risk smokers living in western South Dakota.

The award, which will be distributed over the course of three years (2018-2020), will fund Walking Forward’s research dedicated to increasing awareness of lung cancer prevention and access to advanced lung cancer screening technology.

Living With Hypertension in Cameroon When You Live on Only a Few Dollars a Day

Alvine strives to get affordable drugs for hypertension in Cameroon
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This month like the previous ones, Alvine Nyintché is visiting the Etoug-Ebe Baptist Hospital in Yaounde. Aged 50, Alvine has been diagnosed with high blood pressure seven years ago.

“Most Cameroonians do not have medical insurance. Today, I pay 800 francs CFA every month for my hypertension treatment (about USD 1.5), whereas just a few months back, it cost me 5000 CFA francs. I am a single mother. My two daughters are unemployed and we have to pay rent,” says Alvine, who lives in Briqueterie, one of the largest slums of the Cameroonian capital.

How Mobile Technology is Improving Heart Health in China

By Ling Cui, Govt Affairs Analyst, Staff
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In 2011, Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ launched the Wireless Heart Health (WHH) program in collaboration with Life Care Networks, a Beijing-based company dedicated to bringing advanced technologies and products to remote areas in China.

Quest Diagnostics Provides Free Cancer Screenings to Underserved Women in Texas

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Minority women have a greater incidence of both cervical and breast cancer than the general population.

In our quest to remove barriers to healthcare access among the country’s most vulnerable populations, a volunteer team of Quest pathologists and clinicians traveled to Irving, Texas in December to provide free, potentially life-saving diagnoses to at-risk uninsured and/or underinsured women.

Anthem Blue Cross Partners With Community Organizations To Help Prevent Diabetes

Initiative links at-risk members with community health and wellness programs including faith-based, multicultural and women’s groups
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., August 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Working with community groups such as Black Women for Wellness and Valley Jewish Community Center as well as large, national organizations, Anthem Blue Cross has launched an ambitious diabetes prevention program to educate, treat and support its members who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Using Trusted Members of Community to Reduce Fear of Lung Cancer Screening

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation-funded c-CARE project reaches high-risk populations in Georgia
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Once a week for four weeks last summer, Kita Mitcham gathered 25 of her friends, family and other members of the Good Hope Mission Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia, to talk about lung cancer prevention and the benefits of early screening for the disease. Ms. Mitcham is one of about 45 community health workers who are educating nearly 500 people in 12 minority and underserved communities in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) about lung cancer prevention and screening.

Leading the Effort to Improve Early Detection of Lung Cancer in Kentucky

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Bridging Cancer Care™ initiative collaborates with research universities and Lung Cancer Alliance to improve awareness and survival
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For the past 18 months, a collaborative effort among Kentucky’s leading research universities, community partners and national organizations has been looking at how the state known for the highest lung cancer burden in the nation can become a leader in prevention and awareness efforts about the disease. And it comes none too soon.

Providing Healthy Starts

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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.

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