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Pat Geraghty, CEO of Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, today announced that the company will donate $1 million to support relief and recovery efforts across the state in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
JUPITER, FL – September 7, 2017 – The devil, as always, is in the details. The production of proteins is a complex process, made up of a series of smaller intricate biochemical steps that succeeds because of an equally complex number of quality controls. Without them, the process would irreparably break down and diseases like cancer would run rampant.
For numerous initiatives enabling people with disabilities to join its workforce and easily access information, Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, was named 2017 Employer of the Year for businesses with fewer than 100,000 employees by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN), a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace. Florida Blue also earned a perfect score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey, a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and USBLN to track trends in business inclusion policies.
JUPITER, FL – September 4, 2017 – Aging happens to everyone, but it may no longer mean a descent into disease or chronic disability. Recently, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) identified a class of compounds, using animal models and human cells, that significantly delays the onset of several age-related symptoms and extends healthy aging—what has come to be known as “healthspan.”
The biology department at Palm Beach Atlantic recently donated dissecting microscopes to Conniston Middle School, Palm Beach Gardens Elementary and Katz Yeshiva High School.
The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University recently named the recipients of its third annual Research Park Annual Awards. The awards celebration will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Addison, 2 East Camino Real, Boca Raton. Tickets cost $100 per person.
CareerSource Palm Beach County announced today that the county’s 4.5 percent unemployment rate for July 2017 dropped below the year-ago rate of 5.3 percent. Florida’s unemployment rate is 4.3 percent and the national rate is 4.6 percent, all numbers not seasonally adjusted, according to reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
Malaria, one of the most severe public health problems, affected 212 million people worldwide in 2015. This life-threatening disease is caused by parasites that are transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Though malaria usually cannot be transmitted from mother to baby in utero, both might be affected because malaria-infected red blood cells adhere to blood vessels in the placenta, resulting in about 10,000 maternal and 200,000 newborn deaths annually. Those hit hardest are in developing and subtropical countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.