Tag: Health

Abbott: Tech Knowledge on Neuromodulation

Tech Knowledge is an online video series about Abbott innovations. Imagine going from complete independence — where you like, when you like, how you like — to being unable to control your arms to brush your own teeth. It can be crushing, mentally and emotionally. For many people living with…

Calling All Girls: Science Needs You

Here’s a pitch for girls everywhere: Want to create life-changing tech Set your sights on Abbott (No. 10 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list). It takes commitment at an early age to build successful careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Women make up just 15-25 percent of…

Abbott: 12 Exercises You Can Do at Work

Abbott is No. 10 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list (Originally published in Abbott’s Life to the Fullest) Wondering how to live a healthier life Spending more time sitting than you’d like You’re not alone. According to a science advisory from the American Heart Association, the average adult spends…

Rev. Jesse Jackson Announces His Battle with Parkinson's Disease

Civil rights leader, Baptist minister and politician Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. announced on Twitter Friday afternoon his personal struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Jackson, 76, said in a statement that he and his family started noticing changes about three years ago when he found it difficult to do routine tasks….

Humana: Joint Studies Suggest Relationship Between TV Age Bias and Health of Seniors

New research reveals that the most highly rated programs on television feature frequent ageist language and underrepresentation of seniors and explores possible health implications of ageism. These findings were uncovered through an ongoing partnership between health and well-being companyHumana Inc. and the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative at University…

Study: CTE Found in 99% of Brains from Deceased NFL Players

The NFL has been hit with significant scientific evidence confirming an NFL player’s chance of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE a degenerative disease caused by repeated blows to the head. According to astudypublished Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association, 202 brains from deceased football…

Kaiser Permanente Study: Telephone Wellness Coaching Helps Members Achieve Weight Loss

Kaiser Permanente (No. 1 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies) members who voluntarily participated in individual wellness coaching by telephone for weight management lost an average of 10 pounds each and changed their weight trajectories from upward to downward, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity. The…