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      5 things we now know about atrial fibrillation

      More than 37.5 million people worldwide are affected by this common type of heart arrhythmia—and by 2050, the number of cases will increase by 60%. For American Heart Month, learn the facts behind this heart condition, plus one patient’s diagnosis story.

      Bringing game-changing healthcare technology to life

      For the last 10 years, Johnson & Johnson Innovation has been on a mission to accelerate early-stage innovation aimed at advancing healthcare. As digital technology external innovation lead, Varun Ramdevan looks for the best ideas—and helps make them a reality.

      Meet the marathoner who is blazing a trail in the male-dominated STEM field

      Nina Raver-Shapira, Ph.D., loves a challenge: The Johnson & Johnson scientist persisted for years to develop an innovative surgical patch that helps stop problematic bleeding during surgery—and she’s also a record-breaking elite athlete. For Women’s Equality Day, find out how she got her start, what achievements she’s most proud of and where she finds inspiration.

      “No one would believe me when I suspected I had lung cancer”

      Learn about one patient’s journey toward getting an accurate diagnosis—and why it’s crucial to always advocate for your health.

      “So many people were there for me when I had cancer. Now I get to pay it forward”

      As both a cancer survivor and caregiver, Shauna Smith knows the power of feeling supported when facing the disease. That’s why she founded Johnson & Johnson’s Cancer Focus Group—so every employee has somewhere to turn if they or someone they love is faced with a diagnosis.

      “My battle with IBD has fueled my passion for helping patients like me”

      Sid Jain, a leader on the pharmaceutical R&D data science team at Johnson & Johnson, knows that new and better treatment options change lives. And being a Crohn’s disease patient himself has supercharged his mission to help revolutionize the research process.

      “I helped create the lens that treated my mom’s cataracts”

      For Cataract Awareness Month, learn about one employee’s very personal mission to help restore vision for people who undergo cataract surgery.

      “I’ve developed innovative sutures that help save lives”

      Johnson & Johnson got its start as a pioneer of sterile surgical sutures and continues to make advancements today. Jesse Nawrocki, Ph.D., shares how he and his award-winning team are working to make surgery easier for doctors and safer for patients.

      “My job is to educate about the need for new treatments for rare diseases”

      Hetal Patel, an immunodermatology medical director at Johnson & Johnson, forged her own career path—and now she’s living into her passion for advocacy, education and innovation.

      Advancing diversity: 3 healthcare experts share their career stories

      The statistics are stark: People of color are vastly underrepresented in medical and scientific professions. But various programs—including ones sponsored by Johnson & Johnson—are working to help level the playing field.