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Libresse Brings Awareness to Women's Pain

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This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “Choose to Challenge.” This means confronting biases, inequalities and the status quo to continue moving all women’s rights forward. As we begin celebrating Women’s History Month, companies are starting out strong with activations that don’t shy away from these tough conversations.

Abbott Researchers Find Rare Group of People With Controlled HIV Who Could Be a Key to Unlocking Cure

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  • Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments
  • Discovery is a result of Abbott's continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019
  • Abbott's decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests
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  • Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments
  • Discovery is a result of Abbott's continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019
  • Abbott's decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests

Alkermes Employee Shares How Her Experience With Bipolar Disorder Inspires Her at Work

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Meet Jessica Tamborski -- an Alkermes employee inspired by her daughter’s struggle with bipolar disorder who is proud to work at an organization that helps people living with serious mental illness. 

Alkermes Provides Information and Resources About Telepsych

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Psychiatrist Dr. Frank Chen sat down with PsychCentral.com’s Gabe Howard to discuss the benefits of telepsych and why it doesn’t need to be so intimidating.

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Alkermes Provides Resources for Those Experiencing Substance Use Disorder and Isolation During the Pandemic

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Many people with Substance Use Disorder are struggling with isolation during the pandemic. Physicians or healthcare providers can provide guidance during these unprecedented times via The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): https://bit.ly/3siSeCM

How Does Schizophrenia Affect the Brain?

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Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder affecting about 2.4 million adults in the United States. But exactly how does this disease affect certain parts of the brain?

Delos Interview: IAQ Business & Market Trends in the Aftermath of COVID-19

By Ronit Margulies
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Senior Vice President of Delos, Isaac Mulvihill, and Regina Vaicekonyte, Vice President of Health Sciences at Delos Labs, get to the nitty gritty of IAQ post COVID-19, Delos Wellness, and their home automation systems. 

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Alkermes Associate Director Shares How Cancer Motivates Her at Work

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Meet Lauren Sneider, Associate Director of Corporate Communications. Lauren shares how her experience with cancer makes her proud to work for a company that is continually researching potential new oncology treatment options.

Preparing to Fight a “Silent Killer”

Researchers are working to find a device-related therapy for high blood pressure.
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Medtronic researchers are working to fight a “silent killer.”

To call high blood pressure “insidious” only scratches at the surface of its deadly impact. It’s a factor in up to half a million deaths every year in the United States alone. It’s often referred to as the “silent killer” because millions of people don’t know they have it. And even those who do know are often unable to control it.

Aflac Program Soothes and Engages Childhood Cancer Patients

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By Shannon Dominy

“We have heard from several parents and child life specialists at hospitals saying that My Special Aflac Duck has helped provide social and emotional support for children who have been in greater isolation during their cancer journey as a result of the pandemic,” said Jon Sullivan, the director of corporate communications at Aflac.

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