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Spirit of generosity nurtures long-time partnership benefitting our youngest patients

03/01/2021

In January 2021, Banner Children’s at Desert and Diamond Children’s Medical Center in Tucson celebrated a major milestone in their nine-year partnership with Spirit of Children: More than $1 million collectively donated by Spirit of Children to the two pediatric medical centers.

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Partners in Wellness featuring Child’s Play Charity

02/25/2021

Banner Health Foundation and Banner Alzheimer's Foundation gratefully acknowledge new gifts of $10,000 or more from corporations, foundations, and local community groups that have invested in our organization in the past year through the Partners in Wellness program.

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New skin test accurately diagnoses Parkinson’s disease

11/23/2020

New research out of Banner Sun Health Research Institute (BSHRI) shows for the first time a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson’s disease. This is a real breakthrough since there is currently no reliable test for the disease.

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Chief Scientific Officer joins Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative

11/23/2020

The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is pleased to welcome Robert Alexander, MD, as chief scientific officer for the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API). Through charitable support, the Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation will fund the first two years of this position.

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute leads new discoveries in prevention research

11/23/2020

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) researchers recently identified how a rare gene protected a woman from developing Alzheimer’s disease even though she was at high risk. In the study published this year, a woman who carried a gene mutation known to cause early-onset Alzheimer’s around the age of 40 did not develop signs of the disease until her 70s. The findings suggest there may be a new way to treat or prevent the disease.

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