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Obamacare replacement fails; Arizona lawmakers say fight goes on

Paul Ryan on Obamacare Replacement

House leaders withdrew their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act just minutes before a scheduled vote Friday, but Arizona lawmakers on both sides of the issue said they expect the fight over Obamacare to continue. After years of efforts to repeal Obamacare and weeks of lobbying, House Speaker Paul Ryan conceded Friday that he… Read More →

TGen concussion study may lead to better diagnosis, treatment

TGen concussion study of ASU football players
by in Bioscience | Healthcare

A three-year study of the Arizona State University football team will help researchers develop tools to better diagnose and prevent sports-related concussions and other injuries or diseases. The study, conducted by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, drew data from sensors placed inside players’ helmets during practices and games from 2013 to 2016. It combined the… Read More →

Redirect Health launches plan for Maricopa County residents

Politics

In a move that makes healthcare more accessible for Maricopa County residents who are shut out of or fed up with traditional insurance, Redirect Health launched iEverydayCARE™, a high-quality, high-value healthcare plan with 24-7 logistical support to help people navigate the system. “We have created a solution that transforms today’s flawed healthcare industry and gives… Read More →

How Arizona can improve its mental health care

Health Screenings 101

In 2016, Mental Health America’s annual State of Mental Health Report ranked Arizona last in the nation for the state’s high prevalence of mental illness and low access to mental healthcare. The reason cited by Mental Health America for Arizona’s low ranking were high poverty, high toxic chemical release and low high school graduation rates.… Read More →

CBO: 24 million could lose insurance under Obamacare replacement

obamacare replacement

Arizona Democrats lambasted the GOP-proposed healthcare plan Monday after a Congressional Budget Office report said the plan would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion over 10 years, while leaving as many as 24 million more Americans uninsured. “Congress should be focused on finding real solutions that protect access to coverage, not playing partisan politics… Read More →

Local physicians launch telemedicine startup Akos

Telemedicine startup, Akos, announced today the launch of their first United States virtual healthcare practice, located in north Phoenix. Developed by a team of local physicians, Akos is a contemporary telemedicine provider powering a new type of virtual healthcare practice, designed to help address the nation’s growing healthcare crisis. By combining smart technology, seamless design, a… Read More →

Free flu shots at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

Free vaccinations for children and free flu shots for children and adults will be available from 3p.m. to 7 p.m. March 16 at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, 3929 E. Bell Road. The Phoenix Fire Department Baby Shots Immunization Program is providing the children’s vaccinations and the flu shots. The Phoenix Fire Department provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the… Read More →

Pima Medical Institute instructor named Master Teacher 2017

Radiography instructor Mike Hawkes is the first to admit he’s basically a big nerd. He loves science fiction and technology—two things that inspired him to go into the radiography field in the first place. So it’s not surprising that he lets his inner nerd shine in the classroom, enriching students’ learning experiences through technology each… Read More →

OnTrac Relay For Life raises money for cancer research

OnTrac, a logistics company specializing in contracting regional shipping services in the Western United States, held their second annual Relay For Life event at the OnTrac Corporate office in Chandler, Arizona on Thursday, February 23, 2017. A total of 229 OnTrac employees at the Chandler office registered for the event in order to raise funds… Read More →

Savanna House Assisted Living and Memory Care opens March 22

Healthcare & Senior Housing

Savanna House Assisted Living and Memory Care will be opening on Wednesday, March 22, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at 1415 N. San Benito Dr. in Gilbert. There will be a celebration on March 22 that is open to the public. “We truly are excited that seniors and families in the area will finally get a chance for a… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ names 100 Best Companies in Arizona

It is the purpose of BestCompaniesAZ and our calling – and has been for 15 years. We knew that better workplaces would create better lives, better communities, and more profitable businesses. Although it wasn’t about the money, the financial success was proven to be a benefit for best companies. Ten years ago, we were excited… Read More →

Chandler startup develops stem cell treatments to heal injured horses and dogs

stem cell treatments

A horse prances around an open field in the East Valley, ready to give birth. But Cheyenne and her foal have a larger role to play in equine medicine: The birth will provide regenerative materials and stem cells that could help other animals recover from injuries. AniCell Biotech, a Chandler-based startup, collects the amniotic materials… Read More →

Valley businesses Help Phoenix Children’s Hospital in March

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

For the entire month of March, local businesses and the community at large will help raise money for The Hope Fund—to help support the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The Hope Fund allows Phoenix Children’s Hospital to launch critical new programs, purchase essential equipment, conduct cutting-edge research, provide charitable care and much more. “We are so excited… Read More →

Orb Health moves into Monroe Building with expansion plans

A new Phoenix-based health IT startup has joined the mix of technology firms and startup companies that call Downtown Phoenix’s 111 Monroe Building “home.” Orb Health is one of the fastest growing disruptive healthcare technology companies in the industry and will open a new 6,000 square ft headquarters in the building with plans to double… Read More →