Mark Twain once said, “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.”
Health and Wellness
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Innovating in Trying Conditions
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has partnered with the Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG) to help people living with Crohn’s disease, a lifelong inflammatory disease that typically involves specialty care and hospitalization.
IBM is committed to a world where everyone can live a healthy life. In the 1950s, we provided machines that expedited polio vaccination research; in the 1960s and 1970s, we developed early hospital information and patient tracking systems.
Fotabong is a rural village in Cameroon’s remote southwest region, where there are few healthcare providers to meet the needs of a population that is generally in poor health. The government-owned local hospital serves 21,000 people and typically receives up to 100 patients a day.
Everyone knows that daily fruits and vegetables are essential to good health. But not everyone can afford them: 30 million Americans live in “food deserts” and twice that number struggle with food insecurity.
U.S. Chronic Disease Crisis
Facts Up Front is a voluntary industry initiative that brings important information from the FDA-mandated Nutrition Facts Panel to the front of food and beverage packages in a simple and easy-to-use format that provides consumers with information to help build a healthful diet.
In the U.S., malnutrition is commonly understood as a crisis in the developing world and it is associated with images of famished children in far-off lands.