TOPIC: HEALTH (71)

First Descents

http://firstdescents.org

First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.

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First Descents, Adventure, Sports, Outdoor, Cancer, Survivors, Healing, Wellness, Challenge

The Weightless Project

http://weightlessproject.org

The Weightless Project was launched to fight two parallel causes - obesity on one hand and hunger and malnutrition on the other. By converting calories burned into usable funds using cutting-edge technologies to track activity, the proceeds generated by those losing weight will be used to help those who need the extra pounds to survive. Currently the initiative is partnering with three devices – Jawbone, Fitbit and Basis, and looking to collaborate with other international health and fitness brands. Officially supported by Deepak Chopra, The Deepak Chopra Foundation and Health 2.0, this initiative is on its way to making the world a healthier place.

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The Weightless Project, Deepak Chopra, Obesity, Fitness, Malnutrition, Technology, Hunger, Health

Daily Table

http://dailytable.org

Daily Table is a not-for-profit retail store that offers our community a variety of tasty, convenient and affordable foods that will help you feel and be your best; food that will keep you moving forward, not hold you back.  We provide both “grab-n-go” ready to eat meals, and a selection of produce, bread, dairy and grocery items all at prices that will put a smile on your face, and designed to fit within every budget.  Many of our items are prepared fresh daily in our own kitchen onsite.

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Daily Table, Community, Food, Health

Healthline Crowdfunding

http://www.healthline.com/health/online-medical-fundraising

Healthline's crowdfunding tool makes medical fundraising easy, enabling users to give help and hope to friends, family and grups they believe in. On the FundRazr-backed platform, users specify a fundraising goal and deadline, then use social media to get the word out. As campaigns progress, campaigners can provide updates to thank existing donors and encourage new ones, all the while feeling good about making a positive difference. 

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Healthline, Crowd-Funding, Health, Fundraising, FundRazr

Movember

http://www.movember.com

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health.

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Movember, Men, Health, November, Moustache

Starkey Hearing Foundation

http://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org

William F. Austin founded Starkey Hearing Foundation in 1984 with the premise: “Alone we can’t do much, but together we can change the world.” At this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, he reported on the “So the World May Hear” Commitment to Action: to give one million people hearing aids this decade to restore the gift of hearing, and to make a difference in people’s lives in new ways.

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Hearing, Hearing Aids, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Bill Clinton, Clinton Global Initiative, Deaf

Nutrino

http://nutrino.co

Nutrino is the first nutritional coach that uses personal and medical profile, goals and culinary preferences to create healthy dietary plans tailored just for you. Nutrino adapts to you in real-time, continuously improving its recommendations based on your daily routine. 

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Nutrino, App, Diet, Health, Food

Beard Season

http://beardseason.com.au

Cultivating a fine field of facial follicles is something every man should aspire to – especially if it can save people’s lives.
You see more young Australians are killed by melanoma than any other cancer. One of these people was our mate Wes, who lost his life at the age of 26. Because Wes’ melanoma was on his neck, and not many blokes had beards back then, we ditched our shavers to share Wes’ story with everyone who asked about our beards, and encourage them to have a skin check.
By joining us you can carry on Wes’ legacy and share the Beard Season message with thousands of people who could have a melanoma and not even know it, including you. So retire your razor and tuck away your trimmer. If we all grow together with the spirit of vikings, lumberjacks and sea captains deep within our chin roots, we can make Beard Season be everything it can lusciously be.

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Beard Season, Australia, Health, Melanoma

Global Health Corps

http://ghcorps.org

Global Health Corps mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. We place recent college graduates and young professionals from diverse professional backgrounds in health non-profits and government offices in the US, East Africa and Southern Africa for a year of service in order to strengthen and learn from the organization. 

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Global Health Corps, Health, Medicine, Nonprofits, Healthcare

Lucid Eyewear

http://www.lucidwear.com

Lucid Eyewear was created in the heart of Los Angeles with one mission: Design, develop and deliver high quality products that help define individuals through lifestyle, culture, music, fashion and desire. The Lucid passion is to positively influence the world by directly giving back with each, and every, product that is sold - for each Lucid shades purchase, we give a child a Malaria-fighting sleeping net.

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Lucid Eyewear, Products, Style, Shades, Sleeping Net

Medic Mobile

http://medicmobile.org

We are all health workers. We build mobile & web tools that register pregnancies, track outbreaks, monitor medicine stock, and communicate emergencies.

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Medic Mobile, Cell Phones, Health, Technology, Medicmobile

Orbis

http://www.orbis.org

Orbis prevents and treats blindness through hands-on training, public health education, improved access to quality eye care, advocacy and partnerships with local health care organizations. By building long-term capabilities, Orbis helps its partner institutions take action to reach a state where they can provide, on their own, quality eye care services that are affordable, accessible, and sustainable.

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Orbis, Eyes, Eye Care, Public Health

Peek

http://www.peekvision.org

Easy to use eye care tools for every clinic and health care worker.
With a mobile app and lens adapter we provide an easy to use, affordable and portable system for testing eyes, whether in a clinic or in the comfort of a patient’s home.

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Peek, Vision, Eye Care, App

MyTherapy

http://www.mytherapyapp.com

MyTherapy uniquely combines medication reminders and health tracking. The app reliably reminds you to take your meds, to get active and to track your vitals. How does it work? MyTherapy translates your therapy into a simple to-do list. Your daily goal: checking off your tasks – for peace of mind. At the same time MyTherapy’s built-in health journal summarizes your medication intake and other health-related information.

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MyTherapy, App, Health

Lucky Iron Fish

http://www.luckyironfish.com

The Lucky Iron Fish is a growing social enterprise with a mission to improve the health of users in an impactful way. Lucky Iron Fish is composed of natural ferrous iron molded into the shape of a fish that releases iron when boiled with water and lemon juice, providing 75 percent of a person’s daily iron intake. This carefully formulated health innovation that has been shown to substantially reduce instances of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia

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Lucky Iron Fish, Iron, Health