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How hot is too hot? What the heat does to you

How hot is too hot? You might not realize it, but you have a maximum operating temperature, according to a University of Arizona physician who knows an overheated person when she sees one. When you heat up, your body has ways to keep you at a temperature where your enzymes work optimally, says Dr. Jaiva Larsen, Banner… Read More →

Susan G. Komen Arizona will cease operations effective July 31

Susan G. Komen Arizona announced today its decision to cease operations effective July 31, 2017. Consequently, the Phoenix Race for the Cure event, previously scheduled for October, has been canceled.  Local organizations that were selected for Komen grants in March will be funded through March 31, 2018.  In addition, despite the closure of the local… Read More →

Phoenix tech leaders align to address demand for digital healthcare

Four Phoenix based health tech companies announced an alliance to promote innovation in digital healthcare in Arizona, strategically focusing on improving healthcare processes and providing connected care to patients outside of the care setting. The companies, led by seasoned Valley entrepreneurs, includes: Life365, an integrator of digital health solutions and enabler of remote health monitoring; iTel, a… Read More →

Abrazo cereal drive nets 41,000 servings for hungry children

Abrazo Community Health Network’s hospitals collected cereal and money that will provide 41,425 breakfast servings for hungry children this summer. The donations were collected at nine Abrazo facilities as part of the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive which ended June 9. Abrazo West Campus and Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center staff and community members donated cereal… Read More →

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix granted full accreditation

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or LCME. The LCME is the national accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to M.D. degrees in the United States and Canada. “Earning full accreditation is an important milestone in the evolutionary history… Read More →

3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.  Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment. Prepare – Get a good… Read More →

WebPT doubles down on STEM in Arizona

To help propel the growth of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education in Arizona, WebPT has partnered with the Arizona Science Center, Peoria School District and Girls in Tech to support initiatives aimed at inspiring and empowering diverse groups to engage in STEM programs. In today’s era of digitalization, STEM has infiltrated nearly every… Read More →

T.W. Lewis Foundation boosts Barrow headache program

With approximately 37 million people suffering from migraines in North America, the T.W. Lewis Foundation helped build the Jan & Tom Lewis Migraine Treatment Program at Barrow Neurological Institute, which is set to make a difference in the lives of those affected. The T.W. Lewis Foundation, founded by Tom and Jan Lewis, recently gifted $2 million… Read More →

15 healthcare innovations that are impacting Arizona

The health of Arizona remains a concern. Arizona residents’ health is below average. The state ranks as the 29th healthiest in the nation, according to United Health Foundation’s 2016 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report. The good news is that the No. 29 ranking was an improvement over the previous year, when Arizona ranked 30th. But… Read More →

Lou Grubb tournament raises $600K for St. Joseph’s and Barrow

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Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf & Gala achieved the trifecta of charitable events—attracting hundreds of partygoers to honor two great Arizona legends, while raising thousands of dollars to support the hospital that brought the two together. Recognized as one of the longest-running and most treasured charitable golf events in the Valley, the 44th Annual Lou… Read More →

Humana recognized for excellence in worksite wellness

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Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, was recognized recently by the Healthy Arizona Worksite Program for achieving the Platinum Award level of excellence in worksite wellness. Humana is one of the first companies to achieve the Platinum level, which was introduced this year. The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award recognizes employers that… Read More →

Banner Health branches out with new institute model

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Phoenix-based Banner Health has unveiled an innovative approach to academic medicine with an “institute-model” that delivers patients highly-coordinated care with multiple medical specialty services in one central location.  As the health care industry continues to evolve and strives to find efficiencies and models of care that generate positive outcomes, Banner Health has embraced this approach… Read More →

Banner MD Anderson named ‘Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence’

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The diagnostic imaging center at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert recently was designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. The recognition goes beyond accreditation to highlight best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes.… Read More →

Equality Health launches cultural care model to combat disparities

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Equality Health, an Arizona-based organization pioneering healthcare delivery to underserved and ethnic populations, has officially launched its cultural care program with an initial focus on the Hispanic community. By improving cultural healthcare literacy among dedicated physicians, easing administrative burdens for providers and reducing costs for insurance companies, Equality Health is redefining the one-size-fits all healthcare… Read More →