Happy? Sad? Sleep Deprivation Blurs the ‘Read’

by Mike Hunter

Business leaders who rely on their people-reading skills, take note: A recently released study led by William D.S. Killgore, University of Arizona professor of psychiatry, psychology and medical imaging, found that study participants had a harder time identifying facial expressions of happiness or sadness when they were sleep deprived than when they were well-rested. While… [More]

Advancements in ENT – Helping Put Our Community on the Map

by Robert Bridge, M.D.

HonorHealth Ear, Nose and Throat is excited about some new innovative technologies that help us serve our community here in Arizona. Currently, our otolaryngology group in Central Phoenix is the only one in the Southwest to offer the unique services below. Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation is a new device approved for persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction… [More]

Ethnic-Sensitive Healthcare

by Mike Hunter

Equality Health, an Arizona-based organization pioneering healthcare delivery to underserved and ethnic populations, has officially launched its cultural care program with an initial focus on the Hispanic community. “Challenges with language, health literacy and cultural and social norms have created large healthcare disparities for a growing portion of our society, and that’s unacceptable,” says Hugh… [More]

Real-Time Remote Imaging 

By Mike Hunter

Banner Health, in partnership with DigiSight Technologies, a San Francisco-based digital health company, and EyeNet, a group of Phoenix-based community ophthalmologists, has launched Paxos — a telehealth solution that enables healthcare teams to collaborate and make informed decisions at the point of care — at 13 of its facilities across Arizona. Replacing real-time care for… [More]

Humana: Healthy AZ Worksite Award

by Mike Hunter

Humana Inc., a leading health and well-being company, was recognized recently by the Healthy Arizona Worksite Program for achieving the Platinum Award level of excellence in worksite wellness. Humana partnered with Southwest Human Development, the local Easterseals affiliate, to positively impact literacy in the Phoenix community, helping collect more than 12,500 books and building 22… [More]

Best Western Walking a Path of Well-Being – Literally!

by Myrna Collins

Best Western International is building a legacy of providing engaging employee wellness programs that create a long-lasting culture of wellness. Inspired and guided by the American Heart Association’s recommendation to take 10,000 steps a day to combat stress and prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes, Best Western ensures employees have the support and tools… [More]

Groundbreaking Coronary Angioplasty Procedure

by Mike Hunter

St. Luke’s Medical Center, the first hospital in Arizona to offer a same-day coronary angioplasty through the radial artery in the wrist, is reporting significantly improved outcomes and cost savings for patients and the health system using the new artery access point. As a result, the less-invasive procedure is attracting national attention. According to a… [More]

Holistic Model for Healthcare

by Mike Hunter

Bayless Integrated Healthcare, which has served the Central Phoenix community for 35 years, recently opened 9,000-square-foot Bayless Integrated Health Center, a fully integrated health center. The new center offers a holistic approach to healthcare by combining family medicine for a patient’s physical healthcare needs with emotional and behavioral healthcare, plus social healthcare, which employs Wellness… [More]

One for All

by RaeAnne Marsh

Over his 13 years treating patients at his Lipogenex Anti-Aging Center, Emmanouil Karampahtsis, N.D., had found many people have a similar core problem that, in many cases, required the patient to remember and juggle dosage schedules for numerous products. “That inspired me to come up with a simple solution that will help most people and… [More]

Strengthening Telehealth

by Mike Hunter

Healthcare IT company Topaz Information Solutions has partnered with Scottsdale-based iTel Companies Inc., a telehealth company, to offer a seamless integration of telehealth services to its clients. Phoenix-based Topaz is a national provider of healthcare technology solutions, including electronic health records, practice management tools, population health and data analytics, and managed IT services. “Topaz recognized a… [More]