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Hearts and minds intersect in new hope-filled home

07/01/2021

Adding heart transplantation to its full suite of services for patients with heart failure, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is now home to the only fully comprehensive heart failure treatment center in Arizona, providing state-of-the-art care—from prevention to transplant.

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Banner Olive Branch Senior Center pivots quickly to feed low-income seniors during pandemic

07/01/2021

Recognizing the dire need for seniors in our community to be fed and cared for, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust recently granted Banner Olive Branch Senior Center $100,000 to support this increased demand for services.

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Partners in Wellness featuring Gopuff

06/23/2021

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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FDA Approves First Alzheimer’s Drug in 18 Years

06/11/2021

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration announced a landmark approval of Biogen's aducanumab, the first new drug to slow Alzheimer’s disease in nearly two decades and the first drug attacking the underlying pathobiology.

The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute was a primary site involved in one of the pivotal phase 3 studies of aducanamab, with Drs. Eric Reiman, Pierre N. Tariot and Alireza Atri all serving in a variety of consulting, advocacy, and independent safety board review roles. They believe that the approved drug—and the completion of the other anti-amyloid drug trials in the next few years--will have a major impact on the field.

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Cancer specialist receives 10th Banner Health Hero recognition from grateful patients

06/01/2021

A new cancer diagnosis and the obstacles faced during treatment can feel overwhelming. Head and lung cancers remain some of the most difficult to treat, yet this challenge draws Dr. Jiaxin Niu, Co-Director of the Lung Cancer program and Associate Director of the Head and Neck Cancer program at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, to his work and to his patients. His goal: make a difference in each patient’s life.

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