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Koerber-Walker will chair State Medical Technology Alliance

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The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has named Joan Koerber-Walker as chair of the association’s State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA). Koerber-Walker is president and CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio), Arizona’s statewide life science trade association, representing emerging and established leaders across the full spectrum of medical technologies and industrial biotechnology. SMTA is a consortium… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Stirs Up Sweet Plans

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The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation has announced its 22nd annual Beach Ball gala to benefit the Hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. To be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at The Phoenician resort, this year’s theme is the Lemonade Soirée, inspired by the positive attitudes of Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) patients who every… Read More →

Valley autism treatment centers open Oct. 18

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announced the opening of its new treatment centers in Phoenix and Chandler with Family Fun Days scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 18.  CARD provides a variety of services using the evidence-based principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat the delays and challenges commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder… Read More →

FDA Puts Valley Fever Drug on Fast Track

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A potentially curative anti-Valley Fever drug has been given a boost in its development by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The University of Arizona has received word that its request has been granted to designate nikkomycin Z (NikZ) as a “qualifying infectious disease product” (QIDP). NikZ is an antifungal drug that the UA has… Read More →

TGen and NAU pandemic flu test patent approved

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The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) for a test that can detect — and assist in the treatment of — the H1N1 pandemic flu strain. TGen and NAU initially developed this precise, genomics-based test during a significant global swine flu outbreak in… Read More →

The CORE Institute Launches Neurological Program

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Arizona’s largest and No. 1 ranked Phoenix-based orthopedic group, The CORE Institute, has expanded its specialty services to include neurological sciences with the addition of subspecialties including, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, headache and facial pain, neuromuscular medicine, spine and peripheral nerve disease, clinical neuroimmulonogy, multiple sclerosis and general neurology and rheumatology care. The new Department of… Read More →

Phoenix Baptist Hospital improves care for pregnant women

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Abrazo Health’s Phoenix Baptist Hospital has added a new service to ensure that women in labor have access to the care they need, as they need it. Through the new 24-hour Obstetric Emergency Department, hospitalists who are board-certified OB/GYN physicians, are on site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Phoenix Baptist Hospital is… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Expands Services in East Valley

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Oct. 1 marked the opening of Phoenix Children’s Hospital at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. The new pediatric inpatient unit features 22 private patient rooms and around the clock coverage by Phoenix Children’s pediatric hospitalists. “The opening of this unit is an important part of enhancing our geographic footprint and bringing our special brand… Read More →

AZ Nurses Association Endorses Prop. 480

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The Arizona Nurses Association (AzNA) has announced its strong support for ‘Yes on 480,’ giving the campaign another boost of momentum and the backing of a major health care group. AzNA’s mission is to promote and advance professional nursing in Arizona and the group points out that Maricopa Medical Center is a premier teaching and… Read More →

PCH forms pediatric genomics institute

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Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital to announce the formation of a visionary institute, The Chan Soon-Shiong Children’s Precision Medicine Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The new partnership brings together the medical expertise and resources of renowned surgeon and healthcare technology visionary Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, with Phoenix Children’s commitment to genomic research and access… Read More →

Ladies fight: Women face higher risk for Alzheimer’s

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Every 67 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It is no longer considered another ailment of getting older, but rather an epidemic because of the staggering increase in Alzheimer’s diagnoses, particularly among women. Statistics show that one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease. With Baby Boomers aging, this number is estimated… Read More →

Cathy Kurth: Check your hearing before it’s too late

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Dr. Cathy Kurth is the founder of the Audiology & Hearing Aid Center.

Dr. Cathy Kurth fell into the field of audiology by accident and founded the Audiology & Hearing Aid Center 30 years ago and now has three locations in Scottsdale. Audiology & Hearing Aid Center is a full-service hearing care clinic that offers hearing evaluations, hearing aid sales, service and accessories, hearing protection and earwax management.… Read More →

Magellan’s Pharmacy Business Obtains URAC Accreditation

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Scottsdale-based Magellan Health, Inc. announced its pharmacy business, Magellan Rx Management, has obtained accreditations in Health Utilization Management, version 7.0, and Specialty Pharmacy, version 2.0, from URAC. “We are pleased to receive these important accreditations recognizing our commitment to provide our customers with quality healthcare and service,” said Robert W. Field, chief executive officer of… Read More →

Humana, Iora Health partner in Arizona

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Improved health and more coordinated care for Medicare Advantage members is the goal behind a new Accountable Care arrangement and population health management partnership between Humana Inc. and Iora Health. The partnership launches Iora’s unique health care model in Arizona and Washington where Iora Health will open four new primary care practices – two in… Read More →