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The Concussion Discussion: Understanding the risks facing today’s athletes

We have entered an age of enlightenment on the topic of concussions. Advancements in technology and research have changed the game for everyone, from the high-stakes world of professional athletes to youth sports staged on the grass-roots level. Concussions are no longer marginalized.  The dangers and long-term consequences of brain trauma can no longer be […]
4 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Skin Cancer in Arizona: Stats, facts and new immunotherapy drugs making strides

With some of the nation’s hottest and brightest sunshine, Arizona is near the top when it comes to skin cancer rates, and Arizonans should take particular care against sun exposure. In Arizona, 18.8 people per 100,000 developed melanoma skin cancer in 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, according to the Centers for […]
6 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Genetic testing could hold answers for colon cancer survival

The Human Genome Project was a 13-year-long, publicly funded project initiated in 1990 to determine the entire DNA sequence of the human genome. While the Project was declared complete in April, 2003 the advancements of genetic testing continues to evolve. The sequencing of the human genome holds benefits for many fields such as forensic science, […]
6 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Breast cancer: Improved testing and treatments means more survivors

Despite ongoing efforts to find a cure, it is estimated over 300,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is never welcome news. Fortunately, even with the number of breast cancer patients on the rise, the number of survivors are also rising, giving hope to women everywhere. In fact, […]
6 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Diet, exercise and aspirin: 3 tools to fight colon cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death and the third most common form of cancer among men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to an article about American Cancer Society guidelines, behaviors such as avoiding exposure to tobacco products, maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active throughout life and […]
6 years ago
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Rachel Harris, Health Contributor for Brandforge

The virus that keeps head and neck cancers on the rise

Where does cancer come from, and how can it be avoided? This is a question scientists are trying hard to answer. But oral cancers that occur in the head and neck are on the rise and the root of the cause is not what you might think. Oropharyngeal cancers happen in the throat and mouth, or pharynx. Tobacco […]
6 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

4 reasons cancer survivors should focus on food

This article is Sponsored by Dignity Health. For patients undergoing cancer treatment, and for cancer survivors, food and diet are incredibly important. At the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, cancer survivors and their caregivers receive free nutrition education and individualized nutrition plans. “A dietician plays an integral […]
7 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Common virus attributed to spike in head and neck cancers

This article is Sponsored by Dignity Health. Cancers of the head and neck account for just 3 percent of all cancers in the United States, but there are many types, and the overall number is spiking among middle-aged men. Over the past decade, oropharyngeal cancers (cancers of the mouth and pharynx) have increased more than […]
7 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Today’s radiation treatments offer better success, fewer side effects

This article is Sponsored by Dignity Health. The use of radiation for medical treatments dates to the late 1800s, and was successfully used as cancer therapy beginning in the 1930s. Now, advanced radiation therapies are helping treat cancer with fewer side effects. Cancer cells divide rapidly and grow out of control. “Radiation therapy kills cancer […]
7 years ago
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Shelly Norman, Contributing Writer for Brandforge.com

Navigating a new cancer survivorship plan

When treatments and surgeries are over for a cancer patient, a whole new world awaits. Many cancer patients are happy and relieved but may also wonder what comes next. As medicine evolves and we become better at treating this disease, navigating ‘Survivorship’ becomes a mix of managing physical, emotional and lifestyle changes. A new normal […]
7 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Testing for genetic cancer is now more available in Phoenix

Actress Christina Applegate made headlines in 2008 when she opted for a double mastectomy after she was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. In 2013, there were more headlines when Angelina Jolie had a preventive double mastectomy. Both women made their decisions based on advice and recommendation from genetic counselors. Each had a specific gene mutation […]
7 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

More clinical trials bring Valley cancer patients fresh hope

More than 16 million people visit Arizona each year to relax and escape cold weather. But starting August 24, The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center will give people even more reason to love the Valley of the Sun. The date marks the opening of the new University of Arizona […]
7 years ago
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Dignity Health to open fourth hospital in Valley

Dignity Health is expanding to the West Valley.
9 years ago
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Dignity Health an ally of health care reform

Dignity Health has been serving the West for nearly 30 years.
9 years ago
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Barrow Neurological Institute opens ALS center

Patients suffering with ALS now have a new ally in battling the disease.
9 years ago
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Barrow, St. Joseph’s offer groundbreaking research, treatments

Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph's continue to provide innovative and groundbreaking care and research.
9 years ago
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Dignity Health CEO: ‘We see miracles everyday’

Over 50 years ago, philanthropist Charles Barrow, Dr. John Green and Sister Mary Placida brought brain injury care to Arizona, care one University of Arizona student may not be alive without.
9 years ago
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Who is Dignity Health?

Dignity Health may be the focus of World Class Arizona, but what do you know about the health care provider?
9 years ago
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Whether rich or poor, young or old, Dignity Health serves all

One child may have changed the course of medical history.
9 years ago
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Dignity Health continues to open Valley locations, revolutionize health care

Dignity Health is everywhere all across the Valley.
9 years ago
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Dignity Health makes doctor visits easier with InQuicker system

Dignity Health has partnered with InQuicker to make hospital visits more convenient.
9 years ago
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St. Joseph’s provides lung transplants and care to Arizona

Arizona's sole lung transplant program is located right here in Phoenix.
9 years ago
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Dignity Health, UA to open cancer center in downtown Phoenix

With the help of Dignity Health, a little bit of the Tucson-based University of Arizona is moving into downtown Phoenix.
9 years ago