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.
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.
Every December 1, the world rallies to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS as part of World AIDS Day.
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?
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.
Abbott’s vision care business has launched the Abbott IOL Vision Simulator iPad application (app) in 23 countries.
Abbott has been a leader in researching and developing nutritional solutions for premature babies for nearly 50 years.
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.
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.
Did you know that the pancreas is only about the length of your hand yet performs two vital functions?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent innovations in genomics and molecular diagnostics are significantly changing the way companies such as Abbott discover and test new medical treatments.
AbbottQuarterly dividends have been a part of Abbott’s investment identity since 1924.
What do Abbott, IBM, Samsung and Xerox all have in common? Each company continuously innovates to maintain relevance and support future growth.
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.
According to scientists, the Earth's atmosphere is one of the least understood parts of our planet.
Starting at age 40, you lose approximately eight percent of your muscle per decade, which can make you feel weaker.
Abbott and the Abbott Fund recently celebrated a key milestone in their longstanding partnership to strengthen Tanzania's healthcare system.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the world's most prestigious benchmarks for corporate sustainability, named Abbott as the healthcare Industry Group Leader for 2013.
A healthy tear film is necessary for good vision. It lubricates the eye and helps remove foreign particles. But when the eye is unable to produce or maintain healthy tears, dry eyes can develop.
While diabetes prevalence rates are increasing globally, a number of countries – including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – have been particularly hard hit by the disease.
"At the beginning of the illness you aren’t really aware that it’s something chronic…but as episodes become more frequent you realize that it’s a really debilitating condition and that when you experience an episode you aren’t actually capable of doing anything.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a broad term for a range of diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels. A heart attack or stroke may be the first warning of an underlying disease.
The continual and rapid advance of science and technology make scientific literacy no longer a competitive advantage but a fundamental necessity.
Although blood donation is a very safe and simple process, less than 10 percent of the United States population gives blood annually.
Abbott’s investigational Absorb™ Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold was recently named one of R&D Magazine’s 2013 top 100 technologies as part of its 51st annual R&D 100 Awards.
With ongoing advances in hepatitis diagnosis and monitoring, Abbott has been a leader in developing and improving tests for hepatitis for more than 40 years.
LasikToday, laser vision correction (LASIK) is one of the most popular elective surgeries, with more than 16 million procedures having been performed over the past 20 years in the United States, alone.
In the United States, more than one million people are living with HIV, and of these people, nearly 1 in 5 are unaware that they are infected.
The concept of personalized medicine, which tailors medical treatments to individual patients, has captivated the health care industry for some time, but now it is actually changing the way medicine is practiced.
The road to recovery was not easy for EAS® spokesperson Marcus Lattimore after two horrific knee injuries during his college football career with the University of South Carolina almost destroyed his dream of playing U.S. professional football.
You have a unique gift within you. One that, upon giving, will positively impact another's life. This gift is your blood.