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TGen reports $174 million economic impact on Arizona

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Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) annual economic impact on Arizona has risen eight-fold over 8 years, reaching a total of $174 million annually, according to an independent financial report released Wednesday. Independent auditing firm Tripp Umbach of Pittsburgh’s report shows that TGen is responsible for $8.7 million is annual tax revenues to the state’s general… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s biospecimen program earns distinction

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Phoenix Children’s Biospecimen Sciences program received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists, an organization that recognizes excellence in pathology and laboratory medicine. Phoenix Children’s is one of only three children’s hospitals nationwide with a CAP-accredited biorepository. The CAP accreditation recognizes the biorepository’s processes and policies for handling and banking biospecimens, ensuring high standards of… Read More →

Sierra Tucson names director of Eating Recovery Program

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Sierra Tucson, appointed Gayle Masterson, MD, as the director of its residential Eating Recovery Program. Masterson employs and evidence-based approach to her patients while providing the best possible care. She brings 17 years of psychiatry and eating disorder experience. “I strive to achieve patient wellness and satisfaction through education, healing and compassion,” Masterson said. Masterson earned… Read More →

Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015

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Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015, based strictly on the number of readers on azbigmedia.com. The Top 10 stories of 2015 are not based on newsworthiness or importance — although each of these stories are important and newsworthy — but by the sheer number of azbigmedia.com readers who took the time to read the story.… Read More →

Telemedicine will be showcased at Phoenix event

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In response to the great success of the first Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPS) in October 2014, the award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) is organizing the second SPS, to be held June 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix. SPS 2016  will focus on building partnerships for bringing quality medical specialty services directly into hospitals, clinics, private… Read More →

Delta Dental of Arizona helps provide $2M in free care

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Nearly 1,500 volunteers, such as Delta Dental of Arizona board members, executives, employees and network dentists, converged on the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 11 and 12 to participate in the Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy. The annual event was organized by the Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation, which provided free dental care to… Read More →

Building a healthier tomorrow for Arizona, today

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare

In an annual check up of our nation’s health, Arizona ranked 30th among all 50 states in 2015.  As a state, we have a low rate of both cancer and cardiovascular deaths, but have a high percentage of children in poverty and low rate of high school graduation.  Those findings come from United Health Foundation’s … Read More →

Banner, Mayo are part of in $16M CTE study

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Researchers from Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) and Mayo Clinic Arizona will participate in a new $16 million federally funded study of former professional and college football players. The study attempts to create methods to detect and diagnose a serious brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before death. Under a seven-year, multi-center grant… Read More →

ACA announces Innovation Challenge winners

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) has named six innovative early-stage companies as winners in the Fall 2015 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), its bi-annual business plan competition. “The Arizona Commerce Authority is proud to provide ongoing support to our state’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO. “Advancing… Read More →

VCA donates $189K to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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At the beginning of December, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital received over $189,000 worth of toys from Value Card Alliance, a no-cash marketplace for more than 36,000 businesses. Each month VCA picks a local charity to fundraise for, and this month Phoenix Children’s Hospital was picked. In the last five years, more than half a million… Read More →

UA researcher investigates new flu treatments

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To combat treatment resistant flu viruses, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy researchers are developing new, and effective treatments for the influenza A viruses. Jun Wang, PhD, and COP assistant professor and BIO5 Institute Investigator, and his team have been working to combat the evolution of multi drug-resistant flu viruses. Each year, 10 to 20… Read More →

Arizona ranks 30th among U.S. states for health

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In the country’s annual health checkup, Arizona ranks 30th this year when compared with other states – according to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report. The report’s national data show that in 2015, Americans are making meaningful progress on key health metrics including smoking less and leading less sedentary lives, but rising rates… Read More →

Theranos puts spotlight on direct-access lab testing

Some blood and virus samples are divided into smaller parts so that lab technicians at the state health department can test them for various elements. Here, this lab technician is testing a medication resistant virus.  (Photo by Claire Cleveland/Cronkite News)

Theranos, a blood testing company and lab that operates in 40 different Walgreens around the Valley, has been scrutinized for its proprietary technology and methods. But that does not mean the Arizona law that allows patients to obtain blood tests and results without prior review by a doctor – a law that Theranos helped author… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare offers dermatology services via telehealth

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Arizonans enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid plan can now receive faster diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders using remote imaging and telemedicine technology. Primary care physicians will be able to deliver more timely diagnosis and treatment through a new service that connects them to dermatologists online through a secure telemedicine application. Using UnitedHealthcare’s new service, primary care… Read More →