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VCA donates $189K to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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At the beginning of December, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital received over $189,000 worth of toys from Value Card Alliance, a no-cash marketplace for more than 36,000 businesses. Each month VCA picks a local charity to fundraise for, and this month Phoenix Children’s Hospital was picked. In the last five years, more than half a million… Read More →

UA researcher investigates new flu treatments

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To combat treatment resistant flu viruses, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy researchers are developing new, and effective treatments for the influenza A viruses. Jun Wang, PhD, and COP assistant professor and BIO5 Institute Investigator, and his team have been working to combat the evolution of multi drug-resistant flu viruses. Each year, 10 to 20… Read More →

Arizona ranks 30th among U.S. states for health

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In the country’s annual health checkup, Arizona ranks 30th this year when compared with other states – according to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report. The report’s national data show that in 2015, Americans are making meaningful progress on key health metrics including smoking less and leading less sedentary lives, but rising rates… Read More →

Theranos puts spotlight on direct-access lab testing

Some blood and virus samples are divided into smaller parts so that lab technicians at the state health department can test them for various elements. Here, this lab technician is testing a medication resistant virus.  (Photo by Claire Cleveland/Cronkite News)

Theranos, a blood testing company and lab that operates in 40 different Walgreens around the Valley, has been scrutinized for its proprietary technology and methods. But that does not mean the Arizona law that allows patients to obtain blood tests and results without prior review by a doctor – a law that Theranos helped author… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare offers dermatology services via telehealth

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Arizonans enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid plan can now receive faster diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders using remote imaging and telemedicine technology. Primary care physicians will be able to deliver more timely diagnosis and treatment through a new service that connects them to dermatologists online through a secure telemedicine application. Using UnitedHealthcare’s new service, primary care… Read More →

Southwest Behavioral & Health acquires DrugFreeAZKids.org

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) has acquired DrugFreeAZKids.org, a 501(c)3 organization whose Mission is to prevent and reduce youth drug and alcohol use through community education and awareness by providing parents, caregivers, healthcare providers, educators and others with educational tools, information and resources. DrugFreeAZKids.org, the Arizona Affiliate of the national Partnership for a Drug-Free America… Read More →

Nominations open for Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Az Business magazine is dedicated to bringing the stories of healthcare leaders, innovators, researchers and advocates to its readers. Each April, Az Business shines a special spotlight on the medical industry through its annual Healthcare Leadership Awards. Arizona’s healthcare industry is a tremendous economic engine for the state and is making Arizona a better place… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital breaks ground on projects

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital honored emergency first responders during a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate a new Emergency Department (ED) and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center that will dramatically increase the Hospital’s emergency and trauma care capacity, while meeting the needs of the state’s burgeoning pediatric population.  The $40 million ED and Trauma Center, funded through… Read More →

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 →