Healthcare Archives

Chandler startup develops stem cell treatments to heal injured horses and dogs

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A horse prances around an open field in the East Valley, ready to give birth. But Cheyenne and her foal have a larger role to play in equine medicine: The birth will provide regenerative materials and stem cells that could help other animals recover from injuries. AniCell Biotech, a Chandler-based startup, collects the amniotic materials… Read More →

Valley businesses Help Phoenix Children’s Hospital in March

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For the entire month of March, local businesses and the community at large will help raise money for The Hope Fund—to help support the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The Hope Fund allows Phoenix Children’s Hospital to launch critical new programs, purchase essential equipment, conduct cutting-edge research, provide charitable care and much more. “We are so excited… Read More →

Orb Health moves into Monroe Building with expansion plans

A new Phoenix-based health IT startup has joined the mix of technology firms and startup companies that call Downtown Phoenix’s 111 Monroe Building “home.” Orb Health is one of the fastest growing disruptive healthcare technology companies in the industry and will open a new 6,000 square ft headquarters in the building with plans to double… Read More →

Colleen’s Dream helps TGen cancer research

Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a Scottsdale-based nonprofit, today announced a $30,000 grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to research new ways of treating ovarian cancer. The grant will help fund research that builds on TGen’s discovery that mutations in a gene known as SMARCA4 drive a specific type of extremely aggressive ovarian cancer —… Read More →

Laveen gets 1st pediatric office with MVP Kids Care

Laveen families looking for a local, board-certified pediatric group can now count on the best physicians in the Valley to be there five days a week. MVP Kids Care has been a leading provider of pediatric care in Arizona for more than 50 years, and the facility is gearing up for a grand opening celebration… Read More →

UA Center for Integrative Medicine receives $1M gift

Thanks to a $1 million commitment from Iris Cantor, a lifelong philanthropist, the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine will develop new curricula, train a new generation of integrative health professionals and empower individuals and communities to optimize health and well-being through the establishment of the Iris Cantor Research and Innovation Fund. An advocate… Read More →

Banner Health, CORE Institute partner on Phoenix clinic

Banner Health and The CORE Institute have expanded their partnership to offer a unique, state-of-the-art, academic and research-focused clinic called the Orthopedic & Spine Institute. The Orthopedic & Spine Institute is a multi-specialty musculoskeletal clinic located on the campus of Banner University Medical Center in Downtown Phoenix. This new clinic location will initially be staffed… Read More →

Davis Miles McGuire Gardner on the move

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

  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

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

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 →