TGen translates genetic research into patient care
Caring for one child with a rare and unknown medical disorder is a challenge for parents and doctors. But when three additional children in the same family are found to have related health problems, all involved are faced with a medical quandary for which some answers have only recently been found through genetic research.
Bioscience roadmap: Investigating a decade-long plan to make Arizona an industry player
The dry, sunny climate of Arizona has always been a draw for people seeking its health benefits.
Since 2002, the Flinn Foundation has focused on growing Arizona’s image from one recognized for the therapeutic value of its climate to one known for the therapeutic innovations — and commercial viability — of its bioscience sector.
Smoke is Clearing: Arizona’s medical marijuana program may finally be running smoothly
Two years into Arizona’s medical marijuana program and it appears the dust has settled after unsuccessful attempts in court and at the Legislature to scuttle it. But there’s still plenty of smoke — literally.
Ramped up advertising has Arizona and cities seeking share of expanded consumer spending
When former Scottsdale resident Mark Macias used the New York City subway’s 42nd Street Shuttle this past winter, he was transported not only between Grand Central Station and Times Square but back to his hometown.
Authorities debate whether lavish economic development incentives are worth the price
Arizona’s city, county and state governments are handing out billions in economic development incentives to attract business — but not without resistance from critics who dispute their necessity.
‘Perfect storm’ slows historically fast Phoenix tourism recovery
Phoenix area’s recovery time after the slump in tourism following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 was among the top five fastest of major metropolitan areas in the nation. But recovering to peak tourism levels following the economic crash of 2008 has proven much more difficult.
Harvesting the City: Urban gardens grow communities’ personal satisfaction
An urban garden cultivates nature in the midst of a man-made environment, and many people find escape and relaxation while digging in the dirt and tending plants.
LEEDing the way: Green schoolhouse fuses sustainability and education
Dayana Gonzalez and her classmates at Roadrunner School in Phoenix will soon have a new building on their campus that not only incorporates sustainable, environment-friendly features, but also demonstrates them for the students.
4 financial planning tips to prepare for the debt ceiling outcome
With the “fiscal cliff” behind us, Americans now have a new concern on the horizon — the debt ceiling. The fiscal cliff resulted in an average tax increase of $1,600 per year for most taxpayers, and the impact debt ceiling negotiations will have is still uncertain. In light of the uncertainty, consumers are becoming even more diligent when it comes to their spending and saving habits.
Smaller financial institutions look to single, branded checking account to expand
In 2012, credit unions nationwide added 2 million new customers, earned a higher rate of return on their assets and saw delinquency rates decline compared to 2011.
The improving economy has contributed to their success, but they say the growth is also a result of their determination to grow.
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