Cigna Medical Group Names New President and General Manager

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Jeff Holt has been named president and general manager of Cigna Medical Group. In this role, Holt will lead the medical group through its next chapter of growth and innovation, and build on its 50-year legacy of providing nationally recognized high-quality medical care and services to Arizonans. “Jeff is an experienced, forward-thinking leader who will drive our strategy to … [More]

Interventional Pain Management Group First to Integrate Behavioral Health

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Advanced Spine and Pain, a comprehensive, interventional pain practice with twelve locations across Arizona, is proud to announce its commitment to whole-patient care by launching an integrated behavioral health program at its Phoenix locations. In collaboration with Scottsdale-based evolvedMD, ASAP aims to provide the most effective minimally invasive pain care services while … [More]

Mesa Medical Practice Acquisition to Expand Care in the Phoenix Area

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VillageMD announced it acquired Velda Rose Medical Center, a primary care practice founded by Mark Goldberg, M.D. Patients in the Mesa and Phoenix area can visit Dr. Goldberg and his care team, including Michael Demko, DO, David Izenberg, DO, Uma Gopakumar, DNP, Leslie Stumpff, LMSW, and Kyle Hunsaker, PA, at Village Medical later this summer. "At … [More]

Valley Wellness Center Adding New Employees to Keep Pace with Growth

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A leading Valley-based health and wellness clinic centered on healthy weight loss continues to grow, adding eight board certified health coaches to its team. re:vitalize Weight Loss & Wellness Centers has clinics in Ahwatukee and north Phoenix. The additional staff is needed to help serve the growing number of clients seeking a healthy and sustainable solution for their … [More]

Strategic Partnership for Healthcare Co. Embraces Innovative Solutions for Patients

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Alanté® announced the launch of a strategic partnership with patient care platform eCare21. By simultaneously addressing the health risks and economic challenges associated with chronic condition treatment, this program demonstrates Alanté’s commitment to embracing innovative solutions for patient care. “Through the coordination of care plans within eCare21’s virtual care … [More]

Detox Centers Expand as Overdose Epidemic Increases

by Leander Yaiva

A May 2022 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021 than any previous year. Out of the 107,622 casualties, more than 80,000 people died using opioids, including pain pills and fentanyl, a drug almost 100 times stronger than morphine.  In Arizona, the epidemic continues to increase as well, where more … [More]

Optimizing Braincare Services

by Mike Hunter

Wave Neuroscience has partnered with Arkos Health — a risk-bearing medical group delivering virtual and in-home clinical services under value-based arrangements — to increase access to vital mental health services, offering its at-home Braincare™ technologies to Medicaid beneficiaries in Arizona. The program launched last month in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Yuma counties, with … [More]

Ketamine Wellness Centers Announces Partnership with Veterans Administration in Arizona

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Ketamine Wellness Centers (KWC), the largest ketamine therapy provider in the U.S. and a subsidiary of Delic Holdings Corp, announced a new partnership with the Veterans Administration (VA) in Arizona. Veterans suffering from treatment-resistant depression, PTSD and anxiety will have access to ketamine therapy at the KWC Arizona clinics in Phoenix, Tucson and Mesa-Gilbert at no … [More]

5 Reasons Why Organizations Should Champion Men’s Health Benefits to Compete in the Great Resignation 

by Reza Amin

The Great Resignation is looking more and more like The Great Negotiation, to borrow a headline from one recent article. This renegotiation is more than just better pay and better hours. It’s about the other things that make a workplace attractive, such as health benefits and other perks. Companies have three primary drivers when adding better health benefits: to attract and … [More]

What Does ‘Clean’ Really Mean? How to Be Thorough and Stay Safe

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The COVID-19 pandemic inspired a cleaning frenzy in many American homes, but how many people are cleaning thoroughly to prevent the spread of germs? Some don’t know what “clean” really means in the context of infection prevention, says Tricia Holderman, author of Germinator: The Germ Girl’s Guide To Simple Solutions In A Germ-Filled World. “The COVID-19 pandemic got a lot … [More]

Addressing Imposter Syndrome: What Decision Makers, Others Need to Know

by Susanne Tedrick

There is a big difference between being nervous about starting a new job or work responsibility versus having imposter syndrome. For most people, feelings of insecurity and anxiety pass, as there is still a fundamental belief in being able to complete the task at hand. On the other hand, someone with imposter syndrome has pervasive, serious doubts about their abilities. They … [More]

Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Hope for Future Treatment

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As one of the world's most comprehensive and interdisciplinary centers for Parkinson's disease celebrates its 25th anniversary, doctors at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix are predicting dramatic changes for Parkinson's disease treatment in the next quarter century. Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center physicians are hopeful for future treatments to … [More]

Banner Health Invests in Atlas Healthcare Partners

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Atlas Healthcare Partners (Atlas), which specializes in developing and managing ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in partnerships with health systems and physicians, announced today that Banner Health has invested into Atlas. "Based on the significant growth and success that Banner and Atlas have achieved together through our Banner Surgery Center network joint … [More]

Arizona-Based School of Ultrasound Creates Career Opportunities while Boosting Heart Health

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The Arizona Heart Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to fighting cardiovascular disease through professional education and public awareness, is offering a financing option that increases access to education for careers in cardiovascular health care. Through a collaboration with Meritize, a pioneer in financing solutions for skills-based education and training, the … [More]

Keep Employees Healthy by Maintaining a Tidy Office

by Johnny Palleres

In nearly all work environments, there are two types of desks: the ones that are clean and organized, and others that have papers and leftover food wrappers cluttering the desktop. A dirty office can lead to a loss in productivity as employees worry about their health and lose focus on their daily tasks. The average office keyboard has 400 times more bacteria on it than a … [More]

Well-Being Transformation Initiative in South Phoenix

by Mike Hunter

Equality Health Foundation, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona, and Valley of the Sun United Way recently launched a new Blue Zones Activate effort, a comprehensive policy-based initiative that uses an evidence-based approach to make the healthy choice the easy choice in all the places people spend the most time.  The 15-year gap in life expectancy between South … [More]

Creighton University Partners with First Place-Phoenix to Serve Autistic Community

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The Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions has launched a partnership to support and serve adult residents at First Place-Phoenix, a supportive community development designed to serve autistic and neurodiverse adults. Creighton University’s Health Sciences Campus Phoenix is committed to helping First Place fulfill its mission of supporting residents … [More]

Phoenix Author, Attorney, Yogi Launches Book on Mental Health Struggles to Help Others

By Mike Hunter

One must wonder how an attorney turned Yogi turned author writes a book about mental health that quickly rises to the top of Amazon’s bestsellers’ list. If you knew Mike Albee, you’d be so much closer to understanding how it all happened. His new book, “Karma” released this month, and its page-turning story about mental health and life, will help you to truly understand. “My … [More]

Barrow Opens Major New Neuroscience Facility

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Barrow Neurological Institute has officially opened a new neuroscience facility that is expected to serve as a national model for enhancing the patient experience while providing world-class medical care. Located on the Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center campus in downtown Phoenix, the 130,050 square-foot, five-story facility, called the Barrow … [More]

The Importance of Managing Stress without Alcohol

by Dr. Tara Ostrom, Medical Director for Optum

We all have stress in our lives. Whether it’s a demanding job, juggling responsibilities at home or simply dealing with the challenges that life inevitably brings. In recent years, living through the unprecedented uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other global external factors, have compounded this stress. According to a recent American Psychological Association … [More]

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