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Phoenix Children’s Hospital earns recertification

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital has earned recertification from the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) as a Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care, Emergency Department. This recertification means the Phoenix Children’s facility continues to be prepared to provide emergency care resources and capabilities for pediatric patients every day. Certification is voluntary and is a quality… Read More →

Banner Health earns award for technology work

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The Technology Management department at Phoenix-based Banner Health was recently awarded the 2015 ‘Department of the Year’ by TechNation Magazine. The publication began the award in 2011 to recognize the top technology management departments across the nation in terms of customer service, efficiency and exemplary procedures. “Receiving the department of the year award by the… Read More →

3 Abrazo Health hospitals receive top patient safety rating

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Abrazo Health’s Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley hospital each received an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2015 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… Read More →

Loose regulations have more teens trying e-cigarettes

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The CDC says the number of teens smoking electronic cigarettes has tripled in one year. Use of e-cigarettes is not tracked in Arizona, but advocates say there is a need for tighter regulations, especially when it comes to younger people.

ASU and Westward Ho launch innovative partnership

Michael Shafer, director of the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and John Bentz, president of developer PAG-CDG.

Residents who live in a landmark downtown Phoenix affordable housing high-rise will benefit from a new state-of-the-art clinic being built by Arizona State University (ASU) through its Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy. The facility will also serve as a valuable training ground for students working under faculty supervision.  The new facility was made possible… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals offer free stroke checks

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Abrazo Health is offering free StrokeCheck events  in May to raise  awareness about stroke  risk factors, symptoms and treatments. Stroke is the Number 4 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 129,000 people a year. Someone in the U.S. has a stroke once every 40 seconds, according to the American Stroke Association. Abrazo… Read More →

Lisse named Arizona Telemedicine Program medical director

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Jeffrey R. Lisse, MD, professor of medicine and medical director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s Osteoporosis Program, has been named medical director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP). As ATP medical director, Dr. Lisse will oversee the clinical operations of the Arizona Telemedicine Program. This includes recruiting physicians to provide telemedicine services over… Read More →

Two Valley Hospitals offer free stroke checks

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In honor of Stroke Awareness Month in May,  Mountain Vista Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital are partnering with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to offer free stroke-risk assessments through the health initiative, StrokeCheck. Hospitals will provide free screenings that may include blood pressure checks, cholesterol screenings, pulse checks for peripheral artery… Read More →

1st Arizona patients undergo stroke preventing implant

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Two Arizona Heart Hospital patients today became the first in Arizona to receive an implant of a stroke-preventing device since it was approved by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration. The Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device manufactured by Boston Scientific received FDA approval on March 13. It is used for patients with atrial fibrillation, the… Read More →

Mountain Vista earns recognition for wound care

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Mountain Vista Medical Center has been recognized as a Center of Distinction for wound care by Healogics, Inc.,  the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, making it one of very few locations in Arizona to have earned this national award. Five hundred and six centers were eligible for the Center of Distinction award,… Read More →

Scottsdale’s Airware Labs expands sales into India

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Scottsdale-based Airware Labs Corporation announced 37 Apollo Hospitals and 250 Apollo pharmacy retail outlets across India will now sell Airware Labs’ innovative AIR™ ALLERGY product. Apollo Pharmacy is the largest retail pharmacy chain in India. Apollo Hospitals, based in Chennai, India, encompass over 10,000 beds across the country. A number of Apollo Hospitals have been among the… Read More →

2 Banner Health facilities among ‘100 Great Hospitals’

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Two Banner Health academic medical centers in Arizona have been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2015 edition of “100 Great Hospitals in America,” a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation. Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, formerly known as University of Arizona Medical Center – Tucson… Read More →

ASU researchers find potential clues to ovarian cancer

Karen Anderson, a researcher at the Biodesign Institute, started out with about 10,000 possible biomarkers for ovarian cancer.

Arizona State University researchers said they have identified three promising biological signals that could help detect ovarian cancer before patients display any symptoms. Researchers from the Biodesign Institute said identifying the biomarkers – a type of blood-born signal – is another step toward early detection. ASU’s new study is the first use of high density… Read More →

TGen begins Zebrafish pancreatic cancer studies

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For more than a decade, a glassy striped fish smaller than a door key has proved an important model organism in scientific research. Named for the uniform horizontal stripes on the side of its body, the zebrafish is a tiny creature that packs a punch in terms of biological similarities with the human.Today, scientists at… Read More →