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April

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New Treatment Option in the U.S. Allows Many People to Resume Daily Activities

John Mitchell is an active guy. He plays basketball and jogs regularly, lifts weights, and walks an average of three to four miles every day at his job in the Dietary department at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where he has worked for more than 20 years.

 
March

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Muscle Loss and Aging – Tips for Staying Healthy and Strong

It’s important to keep in mind all year long that proper nutrition and an active lifestyle are important factors to staying healthy and increasing overall well-being.

 

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Abbott Recognizes American Diabetes Association Alert Day by Exploring How Our Bodies Process Sugar

Tuesday, March 25 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day - a one-day "wake-up call" asking Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

 

 

 

 

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Barron’s Names Miles White One of World’s Best CEOs for Sixth Consecutive Year

Barron’s, one of the premier investment publications, named Abbott Chairman and CEO, Miles White to its annual list of 30 World’s Best CEOs.

 

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Abbott Innovation University Challenge: Challenging Bright, Young Minds to Explore the Future of Healthcare

150 students from five countries apply their knowledge and look for innovative solutions to existing healthcare challenges.

 

 

 

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Abbott Celebrates International Women's Day 2014

International Women's Day is March 8 – a day to highlight the progress made in advancing the role of women around the world, and the opportunities and challenges of further empowering women and girls in the years ahead.

 

 
February 2014

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Abbott Shares Medical Advances at the Middle East’s Largest Healthcare Congress

Arab HealthWhether it’s new technologies that allow us to accurately diagnose diseases or develop important therapies, medical advances have helped people around the globe live longer and healthier lives

 

 
January 2014

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Dividends and Investing

Investors consider a number of factors when choosing to add an individual stock to their portfolio.

 

 
December 2013

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Link Between Diabetes and Vascular Disease a Double Threat for Patients

With the global prevalence of diabetes rising, more diabetic patients are suffering from cardiovascular disease, (CVD), a major complication of diabetes and the leading cause of early death among people with diabetes.

 

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A Space Age View into Human Vision

Scientists assembling NASA's $8 billion James Webb Space Telescope have fit the sophisticated observatory with an optical prescription so precise that it will allow the telescope to peer 100 times further into space than its predecessor, the Hubble Telescope.

 

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Living with Diabetes: Tips for Preparing for the Holidays

Many people, especially those with a chronic condition like diabetes, already know the holiday season can be a particularly difficult time to maintain healthy habits.

 

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Abbott’s Latest Research Shows the Health and Economic Benefits of Nutrition Intervention

Malnutrition is largely under-recognized and under-treated, despite the fact that one in four adult patients in the hospital is malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.

 

 

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Abbott Again Named to the "Civic 50" as One of the Top Community-Minded Companies

For the second consecutive year, Abbott was named one of America’s most community-minded companies in the 2013 "Civic 50" ­survey, an initiative that identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

 

 

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As World AIDS Day 2013 Launches, Abbott HIV Test Selected as Preferred Tool in Clinical Trials

Every December 1, the world rallies to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS as part of World AIDS Day.

 

 

 
November 2013

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Screening and Early Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Can Save Your Legs and Possibly Your Life

Did you know that frequent leg cramps, leg pain when walking, and slow-to-heal sores on your feet can be signs of a serious disease?

 

 

 

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Abbott Encourages Early Diabetes Diagnosis

Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body use glucose (sugar) for energy.

 

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Abbott App Helps Cataract Surgeons Educate Their Patients

Abbott’s vision care business has launched the Abbott IOL Vision Simulator iPad application (app) in 23 countries.

 

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As the Pioneer of Pre-term Infant Formula, Abbott Continues to Build Awareness for World Prematurity Day

Abbott has been a leader in researching and developing nutritional solutions for premature babies for nearly 50 years.

 

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Recognize World Diabetes Day, November 14, and Learn More about this Serious Health Threat

371 million people—that’s one in 19 people worldwide— is currently affected by diabetes, and unless rapid action is taken, one person in 10 will have diabetes by 2030.

 

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Similac Introduces StrongMoms Español Program to Provide Infant Nutrition Resources for U.S. Hispanic Moms

According to the U.S. Census, Hispanic babies now account for more than 25 percent of births, increasing the need for Hispanic moms to have access to Spanish-language resources to help them make an informed decision about what is best for the nutrition of their babies and families.

 

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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that the pancreas is only about the length of your hand yet performs two vital functions?

 

 
October 2013

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Quality Internship Programs Benefit Both Students and Companies

From feature films to mainstream media, internships have been a hot topic this year. But in some respects, Hollywood and the headlines are glossing over the bigger issue surrounding internships—that of quality, and how both students and companies benefit from a top notch internship program.

 

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Abbott Named Top 20 Employer by Science Magazine

Abbott was recently recognized as a top employer of scientists by Science magazine, marking the company’s position for the tenth consecutive year on the list.

 

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Abbott’s MitraClip® Device Offers New Hope for U.S. Patients with Debilitating Mitral Valve Disease

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a minimally invasive medical device may offer new hope to some patients with significant mitral regurgitation (MR) who have no surgical treatment options to improve their quality of life.

 

 

 

 

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New Abbott Nutrition Health Institute Website Serves as Gateway to Nutrition Resources for Health Care Professionals Worldwide

The Abbott Nutrition Health Institute (ANHI) provides health care professionals with educational resources to help improve patient outcomes and enhance the health of people worldwide.

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Abbott launches MOMENTUMS.CO.UK, a new online resource to support parents of babies with cow's milk allergy.

New research by Abbott has revealed that parents of babies suffering with suspected cow’s milk allergy (CMA) currently face an average wait of six and a half weeks before their child’s condition is diagnosed.

 

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Abbott’s Leadership in Companion Diagnostics Offers Personalized Possibilities for Patients

Recent innovations in genomics and molecular diagnostics are significantly changing the way companies such as Abbott discover and test new medical treatments.

 

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Abbott to Increase Quarterly Dividend 57 Percent

AbbottQuarterly dividends have been a part of Abbott’s investment identity since 1924.

 

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Miles White: Reinvention is the Key to Ongoing Corporate Sustainability

What do Abbott, IBM, Samsung and Xerox all have in common? Each company continuously innovates to maintain relevance and support future growth.

 

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Abbott Named One of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Thomson Reuters

Abbott was recently recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies, securing a spot on the Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovators list.

 

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Abbott’s i-STAT Handheld Testing Platform Takes Flight to Help Scientists Learn More about the Earth’s Atmosphere

According to scientists, the Earth's atmosphere is one of the least understood parts of our planet.

 

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Surveys Show More Awareness Needed on Ways to Address a Common and Important Aging Factor: Age-Related Muscle Loss

Starting at age 40, you lose approximately eight percent of your muscle per decade, which can make you feel weaker.