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UA College of Medicine develops organ-on-a-chip tech

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In partnership with the University of Luxembourg, scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a new instrument for studying a biological model of the human gastrointestinal tract that mimics the actual conditions and processes that occur within the intestine. The research, published earlier this month in Nature Communications, will allow… Read More →

Biopharmaceutical sector supports 4.5 million jobs

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The biopharmaceutical industry supported nearly 854,000 direct jobs and another 3.5 million jobs and more than $1.2 trillion in economic output in the United States in 2014, according to new research prepared for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) by TEConomy Partners, LLC. The report, which analyzed state and national data across the… Read More →

Bayless Healthcare Group hires 5 physicians

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Arizona-based healthcare provider Bayless Healthcare Group launched its Adult Primary Care extension earlier this month and recently opened the doors to its Therapeutic Wellness Center across the street from its midtown Phoenix facility. Bayless’ integrated primary care offers a shared emphasis on mental and physical health to its patients. With the expansion, Bayless has added… Read More →

Abrazo names Tami Biggs as director of business development

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Tami Biggs, RN, BSN is the new Market Cardiovascular Service Line Director of Business Development for Abrazo Community Health Network. “Tami will be instrumental in developing various cardiovascular sub service lines and interdisciplinary cooperation across all Abrazo hospitals as we propel Abrazo’s legacy of excellence in cardiovascular care to an even higher level in Arizona… Read More →

Cancer moonshot 2020: An important step towards cancer care

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In February, the state of Arizona took another leap forward in its evolution as a national hub of innovation, technology and bioscience. As part of the aspirational Cancer Moonshot 2020 announced by Vice President Joe Biden and spearheaded by renowned doctor and health care entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong, Phoenix Children’s will assume the national lead position… Read More →

Treating the body with mental healthcare

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Building upon the success of the integrated healthcare model, Bayless Healthcare Group has taken steps to increase its emphasis of treating physical care with mental health. The Arizona-based business launched its Adult Primary Care extension earlier this month and recently opened the doors to its Therapeutic Wellness Center across the street from its midtown Phoenix… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus earns top safety score

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Community Health Network’s Abrazo Arrowhead Campus received an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2016 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospitals’ commitment to deliver safe, high-quality patient care. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved… Read More →

Abrazo Maryvale Campus among Best Stroke Centers

Abrazo Maryvale Campus

Abrazo Community Health Network’s Abrazo Maryale Campus has been named a 2016 recipient of the Women’s Choice Award® for America’s Best Stroke Centers. Abrazo Maryvale Campus, 5102 W. Campbell Ave. in Phoenix, was selected from 1,120 centers that are certified as either an Advanced Primary Stroke Center or Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. This evidence-based designation… Read More →

ASU professor tests preventive cancer vaccine

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For more than 10 years, professor Stephen Johnston and a team of researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have been developing a cancer vaccine aimed at preventing all types of cancer. Johnston said his vaccine has passed safety trials and is moving on to efficacy trials in dogs. Johnston said one of the biggest… Read More →

Alcohol Awareness Month offers impetus to start talk

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Alcohol addiction is running rampant in Arizona. In fact, the state is ranked fourth in the nation for fatal binge drinking, with youth at the greatest risk for alcohol abuse. Alcohol use by young people is not only dangerous, but directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, alcohol overdose, unsafe sex and other detrimental outcomes.… Read More →

Abrazo will host job fairs for 450 positions

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Abrazo Community Health Network’s six hospitals are hosting job fairs for clinical and non-clinical positions from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 4. More than 450 positions are open including about 180 nursing positions. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resume to the event. The job fairs will be at: Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital,… Read More →

Most Influential Minority Business Leaders of 2016

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Here’s a reason that Arizona businesses might want to embrace Latinos: Hispanics now make up more than 30 percent of the state’s population, while non-Hispanic whites have dropped to 56 percent of the population, according to Arizona’s latest census numbers. Now, consider this, nearly 45 percent of Arizonans under age 5 are Hispanic, outnumbering the… Read More →

Risas Dental & Braces plans 7 new locations

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Risas Dental & Braces, a Phoenix-based healthcare company, is expanding its roots in Arizona and Colorado with its next Valley location confirmed to open next month at Westgate in Glendale. Led by Managing Director Jeff Adams, Risas has been able to make a difference for communities by making proper oral care and flexible treatment options… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus earns cardiac designation

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has designated Abrazo Arrowhead Campus as a Blue Distinction Center in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical… Read More →