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This Week in Health News: 10 Stories You Need to See
Saturday, December 9, 2023

A roundup of the week's most newsworthy health industry press releases from PR Newswire, including a new program providing individualized support to cancer patients.

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the healthcare industry stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

    1. American Cancer Society Launches New Program that Provides Individualized
       Assistance to Those Impacted by CancerThrough a mobile app and
       personalized support from trained American Cancer Society volunteers, the
       program provides broader access to individualized resources to mitigate
       barriers to care, deliver high-quality, reliable information and offer
       emotional support during the cancer journey.

    2. Colgate® Partners with Seven-Year-Old Musical Prodigy Miles the Music
       Kid to Create an Original Song to Elevate Your Brushing RoutineEarlier
       this year, Miles captivated audiences by creating an entire beat using
       only his Colgate toothbrush that quickly went viral. Inspired by his
       talent, Colgate has partnered with Miles to transform his beat into an
       electrifying song featuring sounds created from a variety of Colgate's
       innovative oral care products.

    3. Miss America Announces Collaboration with American Heart Association's Go
       Red for Women Initiatives Promoting Women's Heart HealthMiss America's
       support for the Go Red for Women movement will encompass public awareness
       campaigns, community outreach, fundraising for health initiatives and
       participant scholarship opportunities, as well as highlighting women in
       STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

    4. Nicklaus Children's Joins G4 Alliance to Support Medically Underserved
       Children Around the GlobeAs a member of the G4 Alliance, Nicklaus
       Children's clinicians will participate in numerous working groups focused
       on advocacy, burns, disaster response, and other key aspects of surgical

    5. Expion Health and Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company, PBC Forge Innovative
       Collaboration to Enhance Pharmacy Cost ManagementChris Westbrook, Chief
       Client Officer of Expion Health, said, "In today's environment, where
       specialty drug prices are skyrocketing, our relationship with Cost Plus
       Drugs embodies our commitment to provide efficient, cost-effective
       solutions. Together, we're reshaping the narrative around drug costs,
       setting a new industry standard."

    6. Ohio Officials, CMHA, 360┬║ Management, and CVS Health Announce Opening
       of Supportive Housing Community for Human Trafficking SurvivorsResidents
       will live in a community with access to robust onsite case management and
       social services that address the unique needs of human trafficking
       survivors, while also encouraging rehabilitation and self-sufficiency.
       With construction now complete, residents will begin moving in December.

    7. NFID Calls for 2024 Awards Nominations Honoring Public Health Heroes"From
       developing new vaccines and treatments, to tracking and mitigating
       infectious diseases, and advocating for health equity, NFID awardees are
       recognized for their commitment to serving communities across the country
       and around the globe," said NFID Vice President and Awards Chair Kathleen
       M. Neuzil, MD, MPH.

    8. Avidity Biosciences Announces Expansion of Cardiovascular Collaboration
       with Bristol Myers Squibb for up to Five Targets Utilizing Avidity's
       Proprietary AOC(TM) Platform Technology"We are excited to expand our
       collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb, who are world leaders in
       cardiovascular drug discovery and development. This strategic
       collaboration solidifies our commitment in cardiology as we continue to
       advance our own research and development programs in cardiac
       indications," said Sarah Boyce, president and chief executive officer at

    9. HOPPR Launches Groundbreaking Foundation Model for Medical ImagingGrace
       is a first-of-its-kind B2B foundation model that enables image-to-image
       and text-to-image learning across all medical imaging modalities,
       including X-rays, CTs, MRIs, and echocardiograms.
    10. Leading Companies Pledge to Be StigmaFree with NAMI The inaugural
        StigmaFree Workplace Advisory Council members include high-ranking
        representatives from Adobe, Bank of America, Boeing, Creative Artists
        Agency (CAA), Calm, Google, Hostess, Kohl's, Miraval, OLLY, The
        Hartford, and an early-career young adult advisor from NAMI's Next Gen
        group. The group will meet throughout the next year, partnering with
        NAMI to assess the mental health needs of American employees, managers,
        and leaders -- and what companies can do to support them now and into
        the future.

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