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The 10 Most-read Stories of 2014

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Compiled by the Johnson & Johnson Social Media Team

From paying tribute to our military veterans to the continued fight against HIV and AIDS, Johnson & Johnson had a wealth of stories and news to share on a wide range of topics in 2014. Here’s a list of the top 10 JNJ Blog posts that readers clicked on the most. Visit us here in 2015 when we continue the conversation about J&J news and events.''

10. Meet Our U.S. Military Veterans
In honor of Veterans Day this year, J&J recognized and thanked all those who served in the military, including our own employees. This post featured 27 employees who are veterans and work across our Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices & Diagnostics and Consumer segments.

9. Healthy Minds Program Explores Major Depressive Disorder

Across the globe, approximately 450 million people suffer from a mental or neurological disorder, yet nearly 60 percent who have a known disorder never consult a doctor to better understand their mental health. This post, which featured a video on major depressive disorder, is part of the Healthy Minds series. The series discusses progress made in brain research and treatment and offers insights for people living with mental illness.

8. Hiring Veterans Delivers Big Business Value

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Courtney Billington, Vice President, Janssen Supply Chain, writes about why hiring veterans delivers big business value. “Across industries, we need to challenge ourselves to translate the military experience to the corporate environment,” says Billington, who is a U.S. Army veteran. “There is a level of education, awareness, and openness needed to better understand the value of veterans and the skills they bring.”

7. Supporting World Asthma Day
In recognition and support of World Asthma Day on May 6, Janssen Research & Development joined the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care for this difficult-to-treat, and potentially, life-threatening disease that affects more than 300 million people worldwide.

6. Wanted: Sustainable Palm Oil
Palm oil is a high-yielding, versatile crop used in everything from food to fuel to soap. But this highly sought after ingredient has a dark side. Increasing demand for palm oil has led to deforestation of the world’s most sensitive eco-systems. In this post Paulette Frank, Vice President, Sustainability, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, writes about our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria.

5. The Fight Against Pediatric HIV and AIDS Goes On

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World AIDS Day, which is December 1, serves as a reminder that while significant progress has been made in the global battle against HIV/AIDS, there is still much more to be done and we must recommit to the goal of Getting to Zero. Johnson & Johnson, driven by our purpose of caring, remains committed to the prevention, detection, education and treatment of HIV/AIDS. This blog post was the first in a series intended to provide a glimpse of these efforts and some of the individuals leading them.

4. Our Statement on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
In response to the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July, Dr. Paul Stoffels, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, made a statement about the tragic loss of life. “Our grief is compounded by the news that many of the passengers on the flight were members of the HIV community traveling to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia,” Stoffels writes.

3. A Johnson & Johnson Working Mom Meets President Obama
In June, Lisa Rumain, a Total Rewards Manager for Johnson & Johnson, got the surprise of her life when she found out she would be having lunch with President Obama in Washington, D.C. The mom of three was in the nation’s capital representing Johnson & Johnson at the White House Summit on Working Families. Organizers of the Summit selected Lisa after learning about how instrumental J&J is in helping her balance work and family.

2. Fortune Magazine Names J&J #1 in Pharmaceuticals
Our focus on providing innovative therapies and services to transform the lives of patients was recognized by Fortune Magazine, which ranked Johnson & Johnson as the No. 1 company in the Pharmaceuticals category on its list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Joaquin Duato, Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, and Dr. Paul Stoffels, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, shared the news.

1. Launch of Johnson & Johnson’s Official 7 Minute Workout App

It’s been a successful year for the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App. Launched last January, the app reached more than a million downloads this fall. Chris Jordan, who created the workout, writes about the importance of managing one’s energy and making every minute of your workout count. “Taking time to move your body can also help you focus your mind,” says Jordan, Director of Exercise Physiology at the Human Performance Institute Division of Wellness & Prevention, Inc.

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