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The Joint Corp. opens 300th clinic

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The Joint Corp., a national operator, manager and franchisor of chiropractic clinics, has reached a significant milestone with the opening of the 300th clinic in its system, in Santa Ana, California. As The Joint® expands its footprint in existing and new markets, more consumers now have access to the company’s consumer-friendly approach that removes the… Read More →

Tips to manage financial stress this holiday season

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The holidays should be a joyous time spent with friends and family; however, stressing over finances can put a damper on the fun. The holidays can be especially concerning for those who are unemployed or at risk of losing their jobs. “If you’re feeling anxious during the holiday season, the first thing you want to… Read More →

UA awarded $2.9M NIH grant forto study diabetes

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The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has been awarded a $2.9 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for a diabetes prevention study in Sonora, Mexico that will focus on the prevention of cardiovascular disease and its complications among adults with diabetes. The world is facing a… Read More →

Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center acquires Eyes of Arizona

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Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center has announced a strategic partnership with Eyes of Arizona Vision and Surgery and Dr. James Tammaro, MD to improve the quality of eye care for patients in the community of Lake Havasu City. Retina care will be offered by Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center Vitreoretinal surgeons, Dr. Ronald Hobbs and Dr.… Read More →

Tips to travel safely this holiday season

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According to AAA, nearly 99 million Americans will travel this holiday season. And they’ll be heading to spots such as Orlando, Los Angeles and Cancun, according to Orbitz.com’s 2015 holiday survey. However, about 20 percent of people suffer some type of illness or injury while on vacation, with the most common ailments including food poisoning,… Read More →

Healthcare leaders form Health System Alliance of Arizona

Banner Health President and CEO Peter Fine will serve as chairman of the Health System Alliance of Arizona.

Arizona has a new healthcare association that could become a powerhouse. The state’s four largest health systems — Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth and Tenet Healthcare Corp., which owns Abrazo Community Health Network — have united to form the Health System Alliance of Arizona. All four healthcare organizations left the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association… Read More →

Regents award TGen for outstanding service

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The Arizona Board of Regents presented the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) with its 2015 Regents’ Award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education, recognizing the extensive research TGen has conducted in association with Northern Arizona University (NAU). The award was presented at a Board of Regents dinner Thursday at the University of Arizona. The award was established… Read More →

Banner Payson recognized for patient safety efforts

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Banner Payson Medical Center has earned Joint Commission recognition for its patient safety efforts and its evidence-based interventions for heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care and immunization. As part of its annual quality and safety report, The Joint Commission found Banner Payson to be a “Top Performer” with its key quality measures program which honors hospitals… Read More →

UA, Banner adds Dr. Zoe González-Garciá

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The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center has added the new faculty member Zoe González-Garciá, MD, assistant professor, to the Division of Endocrinology. As a pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. González-Garciá will provide care for children suffering from endocrine disorders, such as type 1 diabetes, thyroid problems, hypoglycemia and obesity, among others. She will care for… Read More →

Sonora Quest Laboratories teams up with Safeway

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Sonora Quest Laboratories announced today a collaboration with Safeway to open Sonora Quest Laboratories Patient Service Centers within select Safeway stores in Arizona, with the first now open in north Scottsdale. The Patient Service Centers will provide consumers access to convenient lab testing inside Safeway stores, directly next to the pharmacy. This retail collaboration will offer Arizona residents increased… Read More →

TGen finds drug that could help treat brain tumors

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In a significant breakthrough, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified a drug, propentofylline or PPF, that could help treat patients with deadly brain cancer. In a study published today in the Journal of NeuroOncology, TGen researchers report that PPF works to limit the spread of glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM — the most common primary tumor of… Read More →

Scottsdale startup HealthiestYou secures $30M investment

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Arizona-based HealthiestYou (HY Holdings, Inc.), the nation’s leader in telehealth user engagement, announced a $30 million growth investment from Charlotte, North Carolina-based Frontier Capital. The company will use the investment for more aggressive sales and marketing efforts, technology enhancements and leadership to increase its share of the large and rapidly growing telehealth market. Over 4,000 employer groups… Read More →

Humana hosting job fair, looks to hire 50

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Humana Inc. is hiring more than 50 new, full-time jobs this month. Humana Pharmacy, Humana’s mail order pharmacy service, is hiring 40 pharmacy technicians and pharmacy tech-in-training positions at its southwest Phoenix office. The company is also hiring for nine packing and shipping roles and a handful of other roles. Humana is hosting a job fair… Read More →

UA’s Dr. Jeannie Lee named Geriatrician of the Year

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Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, assistant head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and an associate professor in the same department, has been named the 2015 Geriatrician of the Year by the Arizona Geriatrics Society. Each year, the AzGS recognizes and honors exemplary and outstanding health-care professionals who are passionate… Read More →