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Bashas’ partners with Banner Health Foundation to support mobile mammography

10/03/2022

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Bashas’ Family of Stores has once again partnered with the Banner Health Foundation to support The Big Pink Bus, a mobile unit that will bring 3D mammography to women in outlying areas of the Valley. Customers at Maricopa County Bashas’ and Food City stores can support this effort by donating at the cash register and/or buying a case of Bashas’ pink-labeled water bottles.

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Scholarship program introduces college students to dementia research and clinical care

09/22/2022

The number of people diagnosed with dementia and related conditions is growing at a rapid pace, yet the number of clinicians and scientists trained to research and treat the disease is not keeping up with this growth. That’s where the Banner – ASU Neuroscience Scholars Program comes in.

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Meet Alzheimer’s prevention researcher Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D.

09/22/2022

Dr. Jessica Langbaum is the co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative, a collaborative program led by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. In her 15 years at BAI, she has focused her considerable talents on brain research—more specifically, searching for a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear.

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Expert panel makes recommendations to engage more Alzheimer’s research participants

09/22/2022

With an expected 13 million Americans projected to develop Alzheimer’s disease by 2050, the disease threatens to overwhelm the health care system, families, and caregivers. Yet only one new therapy drug, aducanumab, has been approved in the last 20 years. Discovering new treatments will require making it easier for more people from diverse backgrounds who are willing and qualified to participate in clinical trials.

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Increasing diversity with REAL TALK

09/22/2022

In line with the recruitment strategies recommended by the expert panel, Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute are working to increase diversity in Alzheimer’s research. They recently received generous funding from the Arizona Community Foundation, Arthea China, Copperpoint, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, and individual donors to fund a webinar series called REAL TALK.

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