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As the coronavirus pandemic continues, young people are struggling with unprecedented disruption to their daily lives and routines due to home isolation, almost complete loss of structured activities, and school closures—raising concerns among health experts and pediatricians about their mental health.Read More
When the new coronavirus known as COVID-19 landed in the United States in early 2020, its first victims seemed to be older Americans living in nursing homes and assisted living settings. The realization that seniors, especially those with underlying health conditions, were highly susceptible to the worst effects of the virus was an alarm bell for the medical team at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.Read More
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute was thrilled to welcome Allan Anderson, MD, in November 2019 as the director of BAI’s new comprehensive care center in Tucson.Read More
An international team of researchers, including scientists from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute here in Arizona, Lund University in Sweden, the drugmaker Eli Lilly and others, have identified a new blood test showing remarkable promise in detecting Alzheimer’s disease as early as two decades before symptoms appear.Read More
A local foundation recently awarded $150,000 to the Banner Health Foundation to support the Banner Telehealth program and its rapid deployment in hospital rooms outfitted for COVID-19 patients. Read more about how this innovative way to treat patients can significantly improve conditions and outcomes for both patients and providers.Read More