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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.

How Has History Shaped the Black Community's View of Vaccines?

“There's a difference between being hesitant and being an anti-vaxxer.”
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Why Global Citizens Should Care
 
Vaccine hesitancy among the Black community is connected not only to racism in the health care system seen today, but steeped in historical discrimination and exploitation Without addressing this, the world will not successfully achieve the United Nations’ Global Goal 3 on good health and well-being for all. Join Global Citizen and take action on this issue and others here.
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Why Global Citizens Should Care
 
Vaccine hesitancy among the Black community is connected not only to racism in the health care system seen today, but steeped in historical discrimination and exploitation Without addressing this, the world will not successfully achieve the United Nations’ Global Goal 3 on good health and well-being for all. Join Global Citizen and take action on this issue and others here.

Shawn Springs: From Idea to Impact

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Carla speaks with entrepreneur and former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs, founder and CEO of Windpact, a company focusing on impact protection across industries, including sports, automotive, and the military applications.

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Carla speaks with entrepreneur and former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs, founder and CEO of Windpact, a company focusing on impact protection across industries, including sports, automotive, and the military applications.

Black & Veatch Rapid Modular Health System Selected as Edison Award Finalist for Efforts to Fight COVID-19

Quickly deployable, highly scalable units developed to provide safe, comfortable sites for coronavirus screening, testing and vaccinations
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, February 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As an innovator in the global fight against the coronavirus, Black & Veatch proudly announces that its Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) – a quickly deployable, scalable and comfortable enclosure designed for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations – has been named a finalist for the Edison Award for pandemic-related solutions.

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.

United Makes Hawaii Travel Easier With Expanded COVID Testing and Pre-clearance Program

Customers traveling to the islands can save time by showing proof of negative tests at United's hub airports and skip document screening process in Hawaii
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CHICAGO, February 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Beginning February 1, United customers traveling to Hawaii who have a valid negative COVID-19 test can show their results before boarding to save time and skip document screening lines upon arrival. The new pre-clearance process will be in place for customers traveling on 110 of United's weekly flights to Hawaii.

United is also making it easier to get the right tests to avoid Hawaii's 10-day quarantine by making approved COVID-19 tests available to all customers traveling to the islands no matter where in the U.S. their travel begins.

Putting the Tech in MedTech

Molding innovative technologies into modern medical marvels
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Making the impossible possible

Rediscovering Resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic will end. Our support for healthcare systems and patients won’t.
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The case for hope

American Minute: Learn How At-home COVID-19 Testing Works

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Travel looks different these days, but it can be done safely. Face coverings are required, you may know more about cleaning protocols than before, plus proof of a negative COVID-19 test is necessary for travel to several destinations. But, with so many testing options out there, how do you choose?

The airline industry is complex, and American Minute makes it simpler to understand.

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