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Oncor Consulting, Black & Veatch Expand the 'Passport' Program to Include COVID-19 Vaccine Management Protocols

Holistic suite of solutions to include rapid deployment vaccine facilities and digital data management
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Oncor Consulting – a consultancy owned and led by physicians – is expanding its alliance with Black & Veatch to add additional capabilities to its Passport digital health management solution, helping organizations seeking a holistic approach to coordinating COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration.

Abbott's BinaxNOW, FreeStyle Libre 2 Win BIG Innovation Honors

At-home COVID-19 test, groundbreaking glucose monitoring system among Business Intelligence Group's best of 2021.
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We promise, we're not going to make too big of a deal of winning any award. But this news is definitely two BIG to keep quiet about.

American Minute: Learn How Electrostatic Spraying Works

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It’s a law of science — opposites attract. And when they do, they create an electric charge that can be used with a solution to help fight the spread of coronavirus on surfaces like seats, tray tables, and arm rests.

Justin's Story: How One ScottsMiracle-Gro Associate Made a Healthy Change for His Family

by Dianna Caspary, Associate Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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Back in 2014, Justin realized that his health had taken a dive.

"I was 5 feet 9 inches tall and carrying around 255 pounds. My blood pressure was 149/90, and my cholesterol was 249,” says Justin, a shipping supervisor in our ScottsMiracle-Gro Marysville, Ohio, plant. “My wife and I had a baby on the way; and we also had a 10-year-old daughter, who I barely had enough energy to play with.”

Life on a farm to a desk job

The Human Factor

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Luke Maisey is here to help. He spends his days listening to people’s problems, offering them sympathy and advice, and gently helping them to get through their tough times.

“It’s nice to be in a role and a business where I feel I can make a difference and help individuals through this tough time in our country’s history,” he says with a smile.

Luke is one of the 100 new frontline employees taken on in Victoria by EnergyAustralia to support customers amid COVID-19. 

Ashley's Story: ScottsMiracle-Gro's Holistic Approach to Associate Wellness

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Ashley knows how to juggle a hectic schedule. As a full-time senior analyst for ScottsMiracle-Gro and the mom of an active 5 year-old son, she’s used to being busy and feeling tired.

But after a long day, Ashley feels more tired than most. That’s because she struggles with Hashimoto’s Disease, an autoimmune disorder she’s dealt with since 2013. 

Children's Mental Health in the Time of COVID

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The pandemic has exacerbated depression and anxiety, especially among children. A new Child Mind Institute survey supported by Morgan Stanley shows the depth and breadth of the problem.

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The pandemic has exacerbated depression and anxiety, especially among children. A new Child Mind Institute survey supported by Morgan Stanley shows the depth and breadth of the problem.

Abbott Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance for the First Rapid Handheld Blood Test for Concussions

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  • The test to help evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), commonly known as concussion, produces a result within 15 minutes after a plasma sample is inserted and will run on Abbott's i-STAT™ Alinity™ handheld device
  • Having a blood test available could help eliminate wait time in the emergency room and could reduce the number of unnecessary CT scans by up to 40%
  • The test simultaneously measures biomarkers UCH-L1 and GFAP, proteins found in the blood after a concussion or head trauma
  • Building on this initial clearance, Abbott is also working on a test that would use whole blood on i-STAT at the point of care, and developing a test for its Alinity™ i and ARCHITECT® core laboratory instruments under FDA breakthrough designation
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  • The test to help evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), commonly known as concussion, produces a result within 15 minutes after a plasma sample is inserted and will run on Abbott's i-STAT™ Alinity™ handheld device
  • Having a blood test available could help eliminate wait time in the emergency room and could reduce the number of unnecessary CT scans by up to 40%
  • The test simultaneously measures biomarkers UCH-L1 and GFAP, proteins found in the blood after a concussion or head trauma
  • Building on this initial clearance, Abbott is also working on a test that would use whole blood on i-STAT at the point of care, and developing a test for its Alinity™ i and ARCHITECT® core laboratory instruments under FDA breakthrough designation

Splendid Isolation

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Extreme situations call for extreme solutions – particularly when the world is in the grip of a devastating pandemic and lives depends upon fast, decisive action.

So, when the Hong Kong government created a quarantine centre to stop the spread of the disease, CLP Power rose to the challenge and provided the technical expertise to make it possible in record time.

International Medical Corps & FedEx Provide Surge Capacity for COVID19

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Since March, International Medical Corps has deployed 29 emergency medical field units across the US. Many of these units have been delivered to the sites thanks to FedEx. The units provide surge capacity to medical facilities overflowing with patients due to the pandemic in the US, ensuring they have critically needed space for triage and treatment of COVID-19 patients, or treatment of patients without the virus.

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