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TGen study may help stop spread of Staph


Staphylococcus aureus — better known as Staph — is a common inhabitant of the human nose, and people who carry it are at increased risk for dangerous Staph infections. However, it may be possible to exclude these unwelcome guests using other more benign bacteria, according to a new study led by scientists representing the Translational… Read More →

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute gets $10M in new funding

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The Alzheimer’s Association, GHR Foundation and Fidelity Biosciences Research Initiative announced $10 million in new research funding to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), Phoenix, Arizona, to support a groundbreaking Alzheimer’s disease prevention trial that will launch later this year. The funding, to be paid over five years as part of a broad public/private partnership, supports and extends… Read More →

HonorHealth-affiliated NOAH receives $1.2 million grant

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HonorHealth-affiliated NOAH, or Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health, was awarded $1.2 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources Administration to help increase access to affordable, quality primary care services for low-income, underserved and special populations. Through this grant, HonorHealth Desert Mission clinics will become a new access point of NOAH. This… Read More →

NextCare acquires Troyer Urgent Care, Chino Valley center


NextCare Urgent Care – the nation’s largest privately held provider of urgent care medicine – announces the acquisition of Troyer Urgent Care centers in Flagstaff and Lake Havasu City, and Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino Valley. No other urgent care provider operates more clinics in Arizona than NextCare, which now manages 35 locations within… Read More →

Abrazo Health unveils new name, stepped up investment

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Abrazo Health is now Abrazo Community Health Network. More than simply a new name, the change reflects Abrazo’s philosophy of embracing patients with the compassion of a friend while delivering best-in-class care at an expansive network of six acute-care hospitals, emergency centers, urgent care centers, primary practices and specialty practices. “There has been a surge… Read More →

Calimmune completes $15M Series B financing


Calimmune Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company, has successfully completed its $15 million Series B financing round, led by a large pharmaceutical company. Alexandria Venture Investments also joined with existing investors including RA Capital Healthcare Fund LP and Translational Accelerator LLC. Proceeds will be used to progress the company’s ongoing HIV/AIDS clinical trials, advanced technology… Read More →

Arizona Oncology now offers palliative care in Tucson

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Arizona Oncology, a leader in community based cancer care and a practice in The US Oncology Network, is now offering palliative care to patients in Tucson and southern Arizona. Palliative care nurse practitioners, Kathy Kennel, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN, and Shari Beauregard, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals to coordinate… Read More →

Scottsdale Shea Medical Center in ‘100 Great Hospitals’

Gary Baker, chief executive office, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center was recently named one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by healthcare industry trade publication Becker’s Hospital Review. With its selection of HonorHealth, the editorial team from Becker’s noted several positives including surgical expertise, patient safety, education and research capabilities. Editors also highlighted the hospital’s orthopedic programs and involvement… Read More →

The CORE Institute expands into Louisiana

Dr. Matthew Williams (left) and Dr. Adam Perry (right) in Louisiana signing the new partnership agreement.

The CORE Institute®, powered by Excellence Headquarters®, announced its expansion into the Louisiana market by partnering with the world-class team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists in Lafayette, Louisiana. The practice will be renamed The CORE Institute at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists. “This partnership marks the continued opportunity for The CORE Institute to… Read More →

Has ‘anti-vaxx’ movement made vaccine talk impossible?


Renee Gentry is president of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association, but she doesn’t tell people what she does for a living if she can avoid it. “It takes about six questions to get me to say vaccine, because immediately it’s, ‘Oh, you’re not one of those crazy people are you?’” Gentry said. A measles… Read More →

Hooked: Heroin’s Hold on Arizona


As the drug pours into the state, an epidemic of addiction threatens a generation of young people, their families and their friends.    

Arizona ranks No. 22 for senior health


Arizona ranked No. 22 for senior health this year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. Nationwide, the report shows positive trends for senior health, especially for those measures that look at whether seniors are getting the right care in… Read More →

Youth football tackles concussion issues

Dr. David Dodick, director of the Mayo Clinic concussion program in Phoenix.

Brian Brooks still remembers the first time he watched his son sustain a head injury playing tackle football. The hit left 10-year-old Carson down on the field, injured – and Brian with a parent’s worst nightmare. “Of course, my first impulse was to run down to the field immediately,” Brian said. “It was very hard… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital names physician in chief

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Stacy Nicholson, MD, MPH, has joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital as Physician in Chief. In this role, he will be accountable for leadership and direction of the medical specialist divisions. Dr. Nicholson will also provide executive oversight to Phoenix Children’s medical education initiatives and programs. Dr. Nicholson will lead a myriad of medical divisions, including: Critical… Read More →