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1st Arizona patients undergo stroke preventing implant

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Two Arizona Heart Hospital patients today became the first in Arizona to receive an implant of a stroke-preventing device since it was approved by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration. The Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device manufactured by Boston Scientific received FDA approval on March 13. It is used for patients with atrial fibrillation, the… Read More →

Mountain Vista earns recognition for wound care

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Mountain Vista Medical Center has been recognized as a Center of Distinction for wound care by Healogics, Inc.,  the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, making it one of very few locations in Arizona to have earned this national award. Five hundred and six centers were eligible for the Center of Distinction award,… Read More →

Scottsdale’s Airware Labs expands sales into India

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Scottsdale-based Airware Labs Corporation announced 37 Apollo Hospitals and 250 Apollo pharmacy retail outlets across India will now sell Airware Labs’ innovative AIR™ ALLERGY product. Apollo Pharmacy is the largest retail pharmacy chain in India. Apollo Hospitals, based in Chennai, India, encompass over 10,000 beds across the country. A number of Apollo Hospitals have been among the… Read More →

2 Banner Health facilities among ‘100 Great Hospitals’

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Two Banner Health academic medical centers in Arizona have been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2015 edition of “100 Great Hospitals in America,” a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation. Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, formerly known as University of Arizona Medical Center – Tucson… Read More →

ASU researchers find potential clues to ovarian cancer

Karen Anderson, a researcher at the Biodesign Institute, started out with about 10,000 possible biomarkers for ovarian cancer.

Arizona State University researchers said they have identified three promising biological signals that could help detect ovarian cancer before patients display any symptoms. Researchers from the Biodesign Institute said identifying the biomarkers – a type of blood-born signal – is another step toward early detection. ASU’s new study is the first use of high density… Read More →

TGen begins Zebrafish pancreatic cancer studies

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For more than a decade, a glassy striped fish smaller than a door key has proved an important model organism in scientific research. Named for the uniform horizontal stripes on the side of its body, the zebrafish is a tiny creature that packs a punch in terms of biological similarities with the human.Today, scientists at… Read More →

United Health Foundation gives $1M to MCDPH

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) was awarded a$1 million grant by United Health Foundation to support the Preventive Health Collaborative (PHC), which helps to ensure that all children from birth to five years of age, and their families, are living healthier lives. The grant will enable PHC to continue its work serving young… Read More →

MORE Foundation launches orthopedic education series

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The MORE Foundation (Musculoskeletal Orthopedic Research and Education), a nonprofit organization that envisions a world full of active people, launched its 2015 Education Series which is open to Phoenix area orthopedic surgeons, residents, fellows and physical and occupational therapists across the Valley.  April educational opportunities included a Dual Visiting Professorship session on April 10 and 11 and… Read More →

Enrollment shows increase in medical assisting certificates

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Certificate programs continue to be a popular choice among students pursuing higher education opportunities, according to an annual report by Higher Ed Growth (HEG), a leader in post-secondary education and generating enrollment leads. The annual Enrollment Pursuit Report, issued by HEG’s data of more than 3,000 schools, shows medical assisting is the No. 1 choice… Read More →

CTCA hosts its first cancer treatments conference

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) is hosting its first ever Annual New Treatments in Oncology (ANTO) conference, focused on advances in cancer research, new treatments and patient care. The two-day ANTO event will take place on May 1-2 at the W Scottsdale hotel. “We believe we have a… Read More →

Az Business honors winners of Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Az Business magazine honored winners of the 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards Thursday in front of a packed house at the Arizona Grand Resort. “The Healthcare Leadership Awards honor the women, men and institutions whose passion and innovation are saving lives, extending lives, and improving the quality of our lives,” said Cheryl Green, publisher for AZ… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital will provide care at TMC

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TMC for Children will partner with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the 10 largest children’s hospitals in the country, for inpatient pediatric hospitalist and intensive care services beginning June 3. “TMC for Children is committed to the children and families we serve,” said Judy Rich, TMC president and chief executive officer. “Our relationship with Phoenix… Read More →

UA researcher develops app to help quit smoking

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See Me Smoke-Free, the first multi-behavioral mobile health (mHealth) app designed to help women quit smoking, eat well and get moving, now is available for free on the Google Play Store. The Android phone app, officially released March 30, uses guided imagery to help women resist the urge to smoke, while encouraging them to make… Read More →

Video series teaches kids about cancer diagnosis

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The Purple Society, a Scottsdale-based non-profit that supports families during their fight against pediatric cancer, has produced an educational video series about cancer designed to help kids understand their diagnosis.  The first, four-minute video will be distributed to dozens of hospitals nationwide, and utilized when physicians deliver a pediatric cancer diagnosis to a family. “We’ve been there.… Read More →