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DENTAL

Guardian Dental Members – A Family of Over 7 Million Customers

Welcome to our family of over seven million customers.

The Guardian Life Insurance Company has been protecting our members for over 160 years, but as a Guardian member, you’re getting more than just dental protection. You’re getting access to:

Our robust network of dentists

With over 120,000 providers at more than over 420,000 locations nationwide*, Guardian members have access to one of the largest preferred provider organization networks around. With a larger networks, it’s more likely you’ll be able to save money with your current dentist or find new not that’s in your area.

Great savings

Depending on the plan you choose, preventive care such as checkups and cleanings may cost you little out of pocket. For advanced procedures, when covered, you will experience further savings.

The Guardian PPO plans provide freedom of choice in choosing how to receive your dental care. You can see any licensed dentist, but you

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DENTAL

Japan funding, Navy building $45 million medical-dental clinic for Marines on Guam | Tribune

May 11—The Navy has awarded a $45 million contract to build a medical and dental clinic at a new Marine Corps base on Guam.

A joint venture between Guam’s Core Tech, the Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company and Japan’s Kaijima Corp. will build the facility at Camp Blaz, according to a Monday statement from Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific.

The clinic will include pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, laboratory, logistics, optometry, occupational health and dental departments, the statement said.

Blaz, near Andersen Air Force Base, is being built to accommodate the move of 5,000 members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force off Okinawa over the next five years.

The camp was commissioned in September as the first new Marine installation since Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany opened in Georgia on March 1, 1952.

The new clinic being funded by the Japanese government, according to the Navy statement. Japan is paying for $3

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HEALTH

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here’s why it matters and how you can stop it

If we continue on this path, “cities will become warmer, more polluted and generally more unhealthy for inhabitants,” said David Nowak, a senior US Forest Service scientist and co-author of the study.

Nowak says there are many reasons our tree canopy is declining, including hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, insects and disease. But the one reason for tree loss that humans can control is sensible development.

“We see the tree cover being swapped out for impervious cover, which means when we look at the photographs, what was there is now replaced with a parking lot or a building,” Nowak said.

More than 80% of the US population lives in urban areas, and most Americans live in forested regions along the East and West coasts, Nowak says.

“Every time we put a road down, we put a building and we cut a tree or add a tree, it not only affects that site,

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THERAPY

Century Therapeutics Completes $160 Million Series C Financing to Accelerate Development of iPSC-derived Cell Therapy Pipeline | Financing Agreements

PHILADELPHIA, March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Century Therapeutics, a leading cell therapy company developing induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cell therapies in immuno-oncology, today announced the closing of a $160 million Series C financing. The financing was led by Casdin Capital and brought together a syndicate of new investors including Fidelity Management & Research LLC, the Federated Hermes Kauffmann Funds, RA Capital, Logos Capital, OrbiMed, Marshall Wace, Qatar Investment Authority, Avidity Partners, and Octagon Capital. Founding investors Versant Ventures and Leaps by Bayer also participated. Eli Casdin, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Casdin Capital will be joining the Century Therapeutics Board of Directors.

“We are fortunate to be surrounded by such a top-tier group of investors, whose support will enable the acceleration of Century’s technology platform into the clinic,” said Lalo Flores, Chief Executive Officer, Century Therapeutics. “With this new investor partnership, we are well-positioned

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EXERCISE

Cybex Agrees to Pay $7.95 Million Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Serious Injuries Involving its Exercise Equipment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Cybex International, Inc., a New York corporation, has agreed to pay a $7.95 million civil penalty.  The settlement resolves CPSC’s charges that Cybex failed to immediately report to CPSC, as required by law, that its Arm Curl and Smith Press Machines contained a defect or created an unreasonable risk of serious injury.

CPSC charged that Cybex had information that a weld on its Arm Curl Machines can fatigue and fail, causing the handle to separate unexpectedly and strike the user in the face.  Cybex received 85 reports of broken handles, including reports of serious injuries and one report of permanent vision loss, but the fitness equipment manufacturer did not notify the CPSC immediately of the defect or risk.

CPSC also charged that Cybex had

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