Healthcare Archives

Protein found in malaria could help stop cancer

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Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) joined an international team of scientists in discovering how a protein from malaria could some day help stop cancer. Collaborators at the University of Copenhagen, while exploring why pregnant women are particularly susceptible to malaria, found that the mosquito-borne parasite that causes malaria also produces a protein that binds… Read More →

PurpleLight raises awareness of pancreatic cancer


Pancreatic cancer is currently the fourth-leading cause of cancer related deaths in the country and is expected to become the second by 2020.  The Phoenix affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a nonprofit, patient-based advocacy organization, is trying to raise awareness about one of the nation’s deadliest cancers with its upcoming PurpleLight on Oct. 25 in Phoenix. The… Read More →

Pima Medical Institute opens Phoenix campus

Pima Medical Institute

Pima Medical Institute has announced its newest Arizona campus, which will serve Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Goodyear, Scottsdale and other nearby areas. It is the fourth campus Pima Medical Institute has opened in Arizona, with the first campus opening in Tucson in 1972. Programs to be offered at the new campus, located at 13610 N.… Read More →

2 Abrazo hospitals earn top awards in stroke care

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Central Campus have earned the 2015 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients and delivering excellent patient care. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading… Read More →

Cigna Plans in Arizona recognized for quality care

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Cigna’s plans in Arizona have received top ratings for quality care and customer service. Most recently, Cigna was the only Medicare Advantage HMO health plan in Arizona to receive a 5 out of 5 star rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS’s Five-Star Quality Rating System rates Medicare Advantage plans on a… Read More →

Banner Health’s Becky Kuhn will be honored by ASU


Becky Kuhn, Banner Health’s executive vice president for community delivery, will be recognized by the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation (CONHI) at the eighth annual “Dream, Discover, Deliver” event on Oct. 22 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. The event honors outstanding leaders and organizations that have made significant contributions to… Read More →

Abrazo launches 30-day health challenge for holidays

Vincent Smalls

Just in time for the holidays – when stress levels are high, and good eating habits and regular exercise fall by the wayside – Abrazo Community Health Network is launching a free 30-day health challenge for Valley residents. Artistry of You kicks off on Nov. 1 to help residents take control of their health, physically… Read More →

Delta Dental of Arizona named Center of Excellence Wavebreak Media Ltd

Delta Dental of Arizona has announced its certification as a Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal. The Center of Excellence recognition is one of the most prestigious awards in the customer service and support industry and highlights Delta Dental’s commitment to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health. “Our customer service and claims departments are focused on… Read More →

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona launches ‘Get In!’


Do you know what deductible, network or formulary means? If not, then you may pick the wrong health plan for you and your family. So that doesn’t happen, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) today announced Get In!, a free online resource to help when buying insurance. It aims to make health insurance easier to understand so Arizonans Get… Read More →

Technology cuts breast cancer treatment from weeks to minutes


At 77 years old, Arleen Kraynak decided that she didn’t need mammograms anymore. She figured it would be a waste of time because she had 35 annual mammograms and there was never a problem. But she began feeling guilty and had her annual screening mammogram. She’s glad she did. This time, her mammogram showed a… Read More →

Banner University Medical Center Phoenix get 3rd Magnet

Banner Good Samaritan

Banner University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP) was awarded its third Magnet designation recently by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes health care organizations for excellence in nursing services, and demonstrates the highest honor that can be received in the profession. BUMCP is ranked among the nation’s leading health care facilities for nursing care and was… Read More →

Arizona Education IMPACT Forum features elite leaders

Chandler Chamber of Commerce and Alliance Bank of Arizona, in partnership with The Arizona Republic, announce the 5th Annual Arizona Education IMPACT Forum 2015 to be held October 19th from 8 to 11a.m. at the Chandler Center for Performing Arts. The public is encouraged to attend. Participants include thought leaders from Intel Corporation, Avnet, Inc.,… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital adds VP of professional practice

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Phoenix Children’s welcomes Connie Ford as the Vice President of Professional Practice. In this position, Connie’s areas of responsibility will encompass education, and clinical and professional practice of nursing outcomes and research. Connie will collaborate with organizational nursing leaders to help develop and sustain an environment that promotes excellence in nursing practices. “We are extremely… Read More →

Ivy Foundation funds MD Anderson brain cancer study


The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) announced funding of $2 million for MD Anderson to study ways to shut down a protein in the human body with ties to aggressive brain tumor development and progression. Transcription factor STAT3 (which stands for signal transducer and activator of transcription 3) has been found to play a… Read More →