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Banner physicians at forefront of new treatments

10/04/2021

Banner clinician-researchers continue to be at the forefront of the national effort to offer the latest treatments and therapies to patients facing cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. Alireza Atri, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute, has been a leading force seeking answers and clarity in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first drug for Alzheimer’s disease in 18 years.

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Banner now enrolling participants into new brain training study

10/04/2021

Can brain training done on the computer help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Banner Alzheimer’s Institute locations in Phoenix and Tucson are participating in a new study exploring this possibility. The Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) study will investigate whether computerized brain training, sometimes called brain games, can reduce the risk of dementia.

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BAI Tucson welcomes Dr. Matthew Malone to the Lewy Body Dementia program

10/04/2021

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Tucson is pleased to welcome Matthew Malone, DO, as one of the newest members of our treatment team. Dr. Malone specializes in neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with dementia. His focus will be working patients in the new J. Orin Edson Family Lewy Body Dementia Center and the Parkinson’s program in Tucson.

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Spirit of Children is making hospital stays less scary for kids and families

10/01/2021

Since 2012, the Spirit of Children organization has been bringing Halloween festivities to life for our youngest patients at Banner Children’s medical centers, providing them with Halloween costumes, accessories, decorations, activities and more. But there’s more to Spirit of Children than just bringing joy through a day of festivities. Each Halloween season, participating Spirit Halloween stores throughout Maricopa and Pinal counties collect cash register donations to benefit Banner Children’s Child Life programs.

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The Big Pink Bus: Bringing 3D mammograms to you

10/01/2021

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center wants to bring life-saving screening mammograms to more Valley women, especially those in underserved and outlying communities, through a new mobile mammography unit called The Big Pink Bus. This October, Bashas’ Family of Stores has partnered with Banner Health Foundation to support The Big Pink Bus. Bashas’ and Food City customers can support this important initiative by making a donation at the register or by purchasing Bashas’ pink-labeled water bottles. Additionally, they will generously match $50K of the proceeds in both 2021 and 2022.

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