Healthcare Archives

Executive Council Charities commits $500K to PCH

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Members of the Board of Directors for Executive Council Charities met, Tuesday, at Phoenix Children’s Hospital to provide the first installment of a $500,000 commitment over five years to fund the sub waiting room, discharge lobby and a family consult room at the new emergency department and trauma center. After a brief program, a tour… Read More →

Valley behavioral health organization rebrands itself

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Youth Evaluation and Treatment Centers rebranded to Open Hearts Family Wellness during a community event at the Heard Museum. Open Hearts’ new President and CEO Arjelia Gomez announced the new rebranding of the 42-year-old health and wellness organization along with the board of directors and staff leadership at the event. “Last fall we embarked on… Read More →

MoonShot 2020 takes steps in fight against cancer

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Pediatric oncology leaders, Arizona Sen. John McCain and other state officials announced Thursday that Arizona will be the first state to support Cancer MoonShot 2020, a government and private research initiative seeking to accelerate immunotherapy cancer treatment. Cancer MoonShot 2020 also launched its MoonShot 2020 Pediatrics coalition Thursday, involving Phoenix Children’s Hospital and nine other… Read More →

Implications of the Zika virus on business travel

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The Zika virus is the latest source of sleepless nights for public health officials, but it is also starting to take its emotional toll on U.S. employers. Reports of children born with microcephaly and an uptick in reported cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause numbness, nerve damage, paralysis and sometimes death in affected patients,… Read More →

CTCA hosts second cancer treatments conference

Colorectal Cancer

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is hosting its second Annual New Treatments in Oncology (ANTO) conference at at its Western Regional Medical Center. The conference is focused on advances in cancer research, new treatments and patient care. As many as 200 participants are expected for the ANTO 2016, set for 8 a.m. to 4:30… Read More →

BCBSAZ launches patch program with Girl Scouts

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), is working with Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus- Pine Council (GSACPC) to develop a special patch for girls that focuses on healthy living. The patch – available to all local Girl Scouts, from Daisies to Ambassadors – teaches the girls about several important aspects of wellness, including fitness, community, friendship,… Read More →

Phoenix Ronald McDonald House undergoing makeover

Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is getting a $400,000 makeover, renovating all 18 family bedrooms in its four-story Cambridge House. Seventeen of the 18 bedrooms where families stay while their children are undergoing medical care in the Valley have been adopted by companies, foundations, individuals and organizations, which will purchase and install… Read More →

8 companies earn Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards

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Hundreds of Arizona’s best and brightest business leaders gathered Thursday at Chateau Luxe as Az Business magazine presented the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards.  Presenting sponsors for the ILoA Awards were Arizona Central Credit Union, Clark Hill, CRESA, Lovitt & Touche’, RSM and Teladoc. The Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

ASU students raise funds for TGen cancer research

Cancer research

Students at Arizona State University have raised nearly $5,000 for pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Led by Lambda Chi Alpha, eight Greek social groups at ASU bought t-shirts, held a dunk tank and decorated their Greek letters during “Hunt for a Cure” events in November, which is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.… Read More →

Delta Dental celebrates Dental Health Month

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is partnering with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix to teach good oral health habits to children. Fun hands-on activities will highlight the importance of starting dental early so healthy teeth can last a lifetime. During the month-long celebration, the Museum will host daily… Read More →

Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona

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The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

Abrazo’s red hats raise heart disease awareness

Heart Disease Awareness

Hundreds of babies born at Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals in February will receive little red hats to help the American Heart Association raise awareness about heart disease. The little red hat is a simple reminder for parents to talk about the future health of their newborn babies and make sure that they and their… Read More →

UA working to treat pulmonary diseases with inhalers

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Heidi M. Mansour, PhD, assistant professor in the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is working to develop advanced dry powder inhalers to treat and prevent pulmonary diseases. Mansour investigates pulmonary states and diseases that have unmet medical needs, including lung transplants, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, cystic fibrosis,… Read More →

TGen: Dogs help advance new cancer treatments

Cancer research

A Science Translational Medicine review suggests integrating dogs with naturally occurring cancers into studies of new drug therapeutics could result in better treatments for our four-legged friends while helping inform therapeutic development for human cancers. The review, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science, including faculty at the Translational Genomics Research Institute… Read More →