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New program helps pregnant and new mothers recover from substance use disorder



The first of its kind in Arizona, the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program for Women & Infants will utilize an interprofessional team of physicians, nurses, behavioral health specialists, and social workers to treat and support pregnant women and new mothers struggling with addiction.

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Resolve to establish your estate plan in 2020



The beginning of a new year is often a time to make resolutions and set goals. If you are one of the 55 percent of American adults who do not have a will or other estate plan in place, make a resolution to make 2020 the year that you finally create your plan. A well-developed plan protects what you own, ensures it is distributed according to your wishes after your lifetime, and provides for your family.

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When it comes to their health, a good defense is a strong offense for kids



As part of an innovative, preemptive program funded through philanthropy for Arizona's kids, fluoride varnish is applied once every six months, when primary teeth start coming in, to combat tooth decay and build good overall health.

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Charitable Gift Annuities: Generosity meets security



With a charitable give annuity, the concept is simple: You make a donation using cash, marketable securities or other assets, and we, in turn, pay you a fixed amount for life. And now, if you make your gift by December 31, the gift annuity rates will be an estimated 0.3 to 0.5 percent higher than they will be beginning January 1.

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Cyclists focus on El Tour de Tucson's 37th running



When Austin Thacker was just 14, he was diagnosed with stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. His chances of survival were less than 50 percent, but he chose to fight. So did his family and the doctors at Diamond Children's Medical Center in Tucson. Now a sophomore at Grand Canyon University, Austin is a strong advocate for pediatric cancer. Having completed a cross-country charity bike ride from Baltimore to Seattle in August, Austin's next ride is the Banner – University Medicine El Tour de Tucson on November 23, three days after his 21st birthday.  

Whether you're a cyclist or not, you can support the cause!

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