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An annual physical: Do you really need one?

You’re healthy. You take good care of yourself and have no real ailments. Do you really need to make an appointment for an annual physical? “Absolutely,” said Dr. William Abraham, … READ MORE

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TMC announces new program designed to train your brain

Few things are as frustrating as misplacing the keys or leaving the grocery store with everything but what you wanted in the first place. Just as exercise improves your heart and … READ MORE

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Phoenix Children’s now providing pediatric intensive care, hospitalist coverage for TMC for Children

Tucson Arizona, June 8 -- Phoenix Children's Hospital, one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with a staff of nearly 1,000 pediatric specialists working across more than 75 pediatric subspecialties, has assumed coverage for intensive care and hospitalist services for TMC for Children. The transition, which began on June 3, was a … READ MORE

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An annual physical: Do you really need one?

You’re healthy. You take good care of yourself and have no real ailments. Do you really need to make an appointment for an annual physical? “Absolutely,” said Dr. William Abraham, a board-certified internal medicine physician with TMC One, formerly Saguaro Physicians. “There are a number of medical problems that do not necessarily cause symptoms or … READ MORE

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Managing elder health risks in summer temperatures

The summer heat has arrived. For older adults, warmth might mean more joint comfort, but it can also place them at increased health risk. Terri Waldman, the director of Tucson Medical Center’s Geropsychiatric Center at Handmaker, said there are a variety of reasons - including diminished blood circulation, age-related illness and lifestyle … READ MORE

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New non-invasive colon cancer screen hits the market; is it better than a colonoscopy?

A new home-based screening test for colon cancer has recently hit the scenes. Cologuard or stool DNA testing was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this past August and is covered by Medicare. The test looks for cancer-related DNA and red blood cells in a person’s stool. On the one hand, it doesn’t require the unpleasant … READ MORE

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An annual physical: Do you really need one?

You’re healthy. You take good care of yourself and have no real ailments. Do you really need to make an appointment for an annual physical? “Absolutely,” said Dr. William Abraham, a board-certified internal medicine physician with TMC One, formerly Saguaro Physicians. “There are a number of medical problems that do not necessarily cause symptoms or … READ MORE

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  • Hello, it’s nice to meet you – Dr. Matthew Atlas
    Watch too many hospital shows and you begin to think that the anesthesiologist just rushes in for the surgery and out again, never meeting the patient. Dr. Matthew Atlas dispels that myth as he describes his role as a pediatric anesthesiologist: “You must gain the trust and confidence of both the child patient and their […]
  • Phoenix Children’s Names Medical Directors for Hospitalist and Intensivist Services at TMC for Children
    Phoenix Children’s Hospital has appointed medical directors for inpatient services provided at TMC for Children. Kevin Carter, MD, leads the pediatric hospitalist program, and Heather Hanley, MD, leads the pediatric intensive care unit. Dr. Carter, a board certified pediatric hospitalist, joined the Phoenix Children’s team in May. He brings experience and ex […]

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  • 19 lives saved, and counting: Cord Blood Awareness Month draws attention to benefits of Arizona Public Cord Blood Program
    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed a proclamation making the month of July Cord Blood Awareness Month. The proclamation generates attention about stem-cell-rich umbilical cord blood and how the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program, which Tucson Medical Center is a part of, is saving lives. Each year, thousands of patients in the United States are […]
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  • Women’s health screenings: A “date” with better health
    Women’s health needs change with age. The frequency of pelvic exams and mammograms, for example, changes throughout the life cycle. In one decade, you may find yourself wondering about folic acid, while in another, you’re concerned about osteoporosis. When should you get a shingles vaccine? What about a colon cancer screeing? In short: How to […]
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