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Meet Dale, Breast Cancer Patient & Advocate

A When Cancer Grows Old Initiative Story
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The world’s population is aging more quickly than ever before. By 2050, the number of people over 60 is expected to double. People with cancer are also growing older. Approximately 37% of new cancer cases around the world are diagnosed in people older than 70, and 

Medtronic Employee Holiday Program Showcases Inspiring Patients

Each year, patients from around the world travel to Minnesota to share their stories about how medical technology has improved their lives.
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Chris Marion was waterskiing with friends in 2017 when choppy water caused him to fall, his head getting stuck in the handle of the rope. The force of the fall caused his skull to become separated from his spine, an injury more commonly known as an internal decapitation.

At the time, Marion didn’t realize just how seriously he’d been injured. But as a veteran firefighter and paramedic, he knew it wasn’t good.

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The Future of Medicine: How Technology Will Shape Patient Care and Improve Outcomes

Widespread technology adoption is changing how medicine works, from healthcare techniques to the patient user experience.
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Sometimes it seems as though healthcare has improved little from our parents' day: We still encounter long waits to see a doctor, short appointments, incessant testing, and ennui that leads to patients who feel uninvolved with their own care. But the latest generation of medical technology promises a healthier experience.

Podcast: How Intelligence at the Healthcare Edge Saves Lives

Hospital care providers are using a combination of edge computing, AI, and Wi-Fi data networks to rapidly detect and treat deadly sepsis infections.
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When a patient contracts sepsis during a hospital stay, speed to diagnosis and treatment is critical: If the infection goes undetected, the patient could die within hours. Now, using an algorithm, along with edge sensors, Wi-Fi data networks, and artificial intelligence, hospital caregivers can more rapidly diagnose sepsis and other serious illnesses―not only saving lives but helping to detect health issues before they become life-threatening.

On World Cancer Day, a Call for United Action in Africa

by Dr. Isaac Adewole
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Cancer is a worldwide problem. But in Africa, the disease poses a particularly complex set of challenges. 

Many Africans consider cancer a death sentence and so don’t seek treatment for symptoms. Or they know they don’t have the money or adequate insurance coverage to pay for expensive care. Even those who do seek help may visit three or four doctors, who typically aren’t cancer specialists, before receiving an accurate diagnosis. These delays can be lethal.

Driving Transformational Innovation in HIV Research

By Diana Brainard, MD, Senior Vice President for HIV and Emerging Viruses at Gilead
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When I was a medical student in the mid-1990s, the scope and impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic was devastating and there was little hope for long-term survival. During rotations at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, I observed people living with HIV demonstrate courage, as well as numerous healthcare professionals providing compassionate care.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Why One Company Refuses to Give Up the Search for a Cure

By Jennifer Rainey Marquez
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It's the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with no existing cure. But these researchers are committed to finding better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent the debilitating disease, using everything from innovative biomarker tracking to a potential vaccine for early stage patients.

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It's the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with no existing cure. But these researchers are committed to finding better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent the debilitating disease, using everything from innovative biomarker tracking to a potential vaccine for early stage patients.

Cracking the Genetic Code: Why Gene Sequencing May Hold the Key to Intercepting Diseases Before They Start

By Hallie Levine
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Cancer. Alzheimer’s. Even suicide risk. The clues to preventing these and other conditions could be found in our DNA—and these scientists are at the forefront of promising new genetic data research to uncover them.

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Cancer. Alzheimer’s. Even suicide risk. The clues to preventing these and other conditions could be found in our DNA—and these scientists are at the forefront of promising new genetic data research to uncover them.

College Snacking Trends 2020: From Midnight Munchies to Ethical Snacking

Sodexo Names Top Trends in College Snacking for 2020
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GAITHERSBURG, MD., January 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Whether it is the Midnight Munchies or Grab & Go between classes, college students ace snacking.  According to Sodexo, which serves more than 12 million meals a month to students and staff at 700 colleges and universities in North America, the snacks college students demand reflect the young consumers’ socially-minded lives. This is the driver in the newest snack products coming to the market in 2020.

27 Years of Humanitarian Programs in Vietnam

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Rare diseases do not discriminate; they affect people from all walks of life and in all economic circumstances. Sanofi’s responsibility to the patient community extends beyond the research and development of effective therapies to include providing support to patients, who often have nowhere else to go–no matter who they are or where they live. 

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Rare diseases do not discriminate; they affect people from all walks of life and in all economic circumstances. Sanofi’s responsibility to the patient community extends beyond the research and development of effective therapies to include providing support to patients, who often have nowhere else to go–no matter who they are or where they live. 

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