Arizona Bioscience News: Banner Heath Center Plus; Native veterans Telehealth; Children’s allergies; Valley startups pitch

March 28, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

Scientist in Laboratory

Banner Health eyes medical offices in Scottsdale as part of large hospital campus / Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix-based Banner Health has plans for a new three-story, 119,500-square-foot “Banner Health Center Plus” medical office building on about 15 acres near Loop 101 and Hayden Road, part of a $400 million hospital campus on the 48-acre Scottsdale site.

Native veterans can now access face-to-face primary care at the Kayenta Health Center / Arizona Republic

For the first time, in-person veterans health care services are available at the Kayenta Health Center on the Navajo Nation. In addition to the face-to-face primary care, there is a new mobile clinic which expands on the existing telehealth services.

Arizona College Prep biotech students scoring patents / SanTan Sun News

The Arizona College Prep High School biotech class—one of three biotech classes at Chandler Unified School District schools—has earned nine patents with another nine patents pending.

How kids born during COVID-19 quarantines may be affected by allergies / KJZZ

A Phoenix Children’s Hospital allergist and immunologist discusses research suggesting that seasonal allergies may be changed based on when kids were born and if they were in pandemic quarantine or not.

Valley startups named finalists for national government pitch competition / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Mesa-based startup HUUB and Phoenix-based Televeda, which is used by public health organizations to combat social isolation, are among 10 finalists for CivStart’s 2024 Government Innovation Challenge and Pitchfest.

Mayo medical school bringing diversity to the field / Arizona PBS

An increasing number of soon-to-be doctors from the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Scottsdale are entering the medical industry to provide health equality, inclusion, and diversity to underrepresented and underserved patients.

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