Healthcare Archives

Davis Miles McGuire Gardner on the move

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With more than 600,000 heart disease and obesity related deaths in the U.S. every year, office workers recognize they sit too much.  So to help motivate its employees, the Tempe law firm of Davis Miles McGuire Gardner offered each of its employees a Fitbit, to stay heart healthy. “Attorneys and other office personnel are so… Read More →

Merck grant helps UA promote cancer care for Latinos

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  A new University of Arizona initiative, funded by the Merck Foundation, will expand access to high-quality cancer care for Latinos and other underserved populations in Southern Arizona. The collaborative effort brings together the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UA Department of Psychology, UA Cancer Center and… Read More →

ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession

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A new report from an Arizona State University professor predicts that repealing “Obamacare” could cut Arizona jobs and send the state into a “health care recession.” Lee McPheters, a research professor of economics, discussed the findings of his January study in a conference call Wednesday. Since 1995, one out of every five new payroll jobs… Read More →

Valley psychologist creates wearable tech to reduce anxiety, stress

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Paradise Valley neuropsychologist Dr. Amy Serin believes she’s found a new way to help people deal with stress and anxiety. Serin created a small device named Buzzies that you can wear on your wrists or in your pockets. Buzzies send signals to the brain and these signals help change the way information is processed, she… Read More →

TGen finds mutation linked to child’s development

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Researchers at TGen (Translational Genomics Research Institute) have identified a genomic mutation that causes physical abnormalities and developmental delays in children. Upon analyzing the genome of a six-year-old boy, the scientists identified a novel mutation that affects a protein known as CASK, which is key to brain development and the signals transmitted by brain cells,… Read More →

Healthcare trends to watch in 2017

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The U.S. health care system will continue to evolve during 2017, with new technologies and programs helping make care more efficient and accessible for more Americans. Here are five health care trends to monitor during the coming year. Fitness Trackers: The wearable-technology market is booming; the industry’s value is expected to reach $31.2 billion by… Read More →

APS Foundation donates $250K to fight cancer at PCH

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The APS Foundation presented Phoenix Children’s Hospital with a $250,000 grant in support of the new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD). The APS Foundation has a warm history of awarding grants towards charitable endeavors. When Phoenix Children’s announced Hope Lives Here, a campaign to build the new CCBD, APS stepped in to establish… Read More →

Thunderbirds donate $250k to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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Thunderbirds Charities, the charity wing of The Thunderbirds the organization that hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open, donated $250,000 to help fund the construction of the new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The donation was made in support of the Hope Lives Here campaign to build a new facility to care for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. The… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital hosts heart event for women

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Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital will host Go Red for Women, a free community event to raise awareness about women and heart disease on Feb. 3. Go Red for Women raises awareness that one in three women die of heart disease and stroke each year, said Cindy Roberts, a registered nurse who is organizing the Go… Read More →

Nominations open for 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Nominations are now open for Az Business magazine’s 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 24. Once again, Az Business magazine is celebrating the best of the medical industry in Arizona with its 10th Annual Healthcare Leadership Awards. Arizona is home to many influential healthcare leaders, innovators, researchers and advocates who make healthcare in Arizona… Read More →

Banner Health and The CORE Institute expand partnership

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Banner Health and The CORE Institute are expanding their joint venture, which aims to improve the quality of musculoskeletal care for Arizonans, while adding an Orthopedic High Value Network for Banner Health Network patients. This new network available to Banner Health Network patients includes facilities, IT solutions and ancillary programs for patients. This program is structured… Read More →

Banner Health gets national recognition for bariatrics work

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Four Banner Health facilities in Arizona have met rigorous criteria to earn national accreditation for metabolic and bariatric surgery. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix join Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert and Banner – University Medical Centers in Tucson to achieve national accreditation from the Metabolic and… Read More →

MJ Insurance adds wellness coordinator to Arizona office

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MJ Insurance added Amanda Marenghi as its wellness coordinator to the Arizona benefits consulting team. In this new position, Marenghi will develop and employ wellness initiatives for MJ clientele and use data-driven strategies to provide them with the necessary tools and understanding to deliver a well-rounded program to their employees. MJ Insurance is a property-casualty and employee… Read More →

CTCA recruits patients for groundbreaking clinical trial

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) will be the first hospital in Arizona to work on a groundbreaking targeted drug trial for cancer treatment. The study launched earlier this year and will evaluate molecularly targeted cancer drugs and collect data on clinical outcomes to learn about additional uses of… Read More →