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Banner Desert Medical Center launches trauma services

Banner Desert Medical Center has received provisional designation as a State Level I Trauma Center, from the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System, enabling the facility to provide the highest level of trauma care for patients ages 15 and older. Banner Desert expects to see more than 2,200… Read More →

St. Luke’s Medical Center surgeon develops new way for treating bunions

Athletic Foot Injuries

April is Foot Care Awareness Month, and St. Luke’s Medical Center is using the occasion to bring greater attention to one of the most debilitating foot ailments in the U.S. – treating bunions. Typically brought on by ill-fitting shoes and high heels, bunions are especially common among women, who are 10 times more likely to… Read More →

CVS takes step to address chemicals of consumer concern

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CVS Pharmacy, America’s leading retail pharmacy, took a major step forward in advancing its efforts to address chemicals of consumer concern by announcing the removal of parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors across nearly 600 beauty and personal care products from its store brand CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty, and Blade… Read More →

Arizona Health-e Connection rebrands as ‘Health Current’

Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC), a statewide nonprofit that has advanced health information technology and exchange in the state since 2007 is rebranding and launching the new name and brand of Health Current.  Incorporated in 2007, AzHeC has assisted more than 3,000 Arizona providers with the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and has driven EHR… Read More →

Valley-based telemedicine startup Akos launches hiring effort

Telemedicine provider Akos announced today that it will hire more than  100  board-certified physicians, following their launch earlier last month.  According to founders Dr. Kishlay Anand and Dr. Swaraj Singh, the new positions will be instrumental in helping Akos redefine healthcare and expand access to affordable healthcare services by 2018.  “We believe we have talented… Read More →

A.T. Still University opens osteopathic medicine center in Mesa

A.T. Still University (ATSU) announces the grand opening of the A.T. Still University Osteopathic Medicine Center Arizona. The University will host an open house at the center, located at 5845 E. Still Circle in Mesa, on Tuesday, April 18 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. University leadership will be in attendance, including ATSU President Craig Phelps, DO, ’84;… Read More →

Family planning clinics see business bump with Trump in White House

President Donald Trump’s election meant different things to different Americans. To Phoenix resident Cassidy Trowbridge, it meant she needed to make an appointment at her local family planning clinic to get a long-term contraceptive device. Trowbridge had considered getting an IUD for a few months before the election, but once Trump won, “I knew I… Read More →

Risas Dental and Braces celebrates opening in Chandler

Southwest Human Development

On Saturday, April 15th, in celebration of its 11th opening in the Valley and first Chandler location, the staff at Risas Dental and Braces will donate their time to offer free dental care to the East Valley community.  From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., patients lined up at the new location on Ray Road and Arizona Avenue… Read More →

Arizonans complain about medical debt collectors

Arizonans have filed 439 complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about medical debt collectors since the bureau started tracking complaints in 2013, the 11th-highest rate in the nation, according to a new report. The report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund said the almost 18,000 medical-debt collection complaints submitted to the… Read More →

Banner MD Anderson offers drug for neuroendocrine cancer

A new option for patients with a rare gastrointestinal tumor now is available at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert as part of an expanded access clinical trial. The investigational drug is available to eligible patients with inoperable neuroendocrine carcinoma of midgut origin (carcinoid of the digestive tract), offering an alternative for patients who… Read More →

Catalytic Health partners aligns with digital health provider Life365

Life365, a digital health platform as a service provider, today announced a partnership with Catalytic Health Partners, a population health management company that provides enhanced care to high cost Medicare and Medicaid populations in order to improve outcomes while reducing total cost of care. Life365 has partnered with Catalytic Health Partners to provide remote patient… Read More →

Peoria startup to provide health monitoring tools for Arizona patients

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A Peoria-based digital health tools provider partnered with a Phoenix-based health management firm to provide remote patient monitoring and data delivery for patients with chronic conditions in Arizona. Life365 will work with Catalytic Health Partners to help the health management firm’s staff monitor patient vitals and gain insight into behavior and engagement between face-to-face visits.… Read More →

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 →