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Media Tip Sheet August 2016


Barrow Neurological Institute will hold a press briefing on Friday, Aug. 26 at 10:30 a.m. to announce new findings into concussion among Arizona teenagers.

Mark Your Calendars: Barrow Expert to Discuss New Concussion Findings 

The news conference comes just as Arizona’s high school football and soccer seasons begin. Barrow continues to lead the nation in concussion education, detection and prevention. Please mark your calendar for this press briefing and stay tuned for more details.

Valley Emergency Room Director Leads the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Dr. Sandy Indermuhle, Emergency Department Medical Director of Dignity Health Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center’s, and her staff are helping lead the fight against prescription drug abuse. Dr. Indermuhle is partnering with a new task force in Chandler and Gilbert to help curb the nation’s prescription drug abuse problem. As part of the task force, Dr. Indermuhle is educating her medical team to pay close attention when prescribing medications and helping guide patients with chronic pain to other types of resources. “One of the main points I try to impress on my patients with chronic pain is the alternatives to high dose pain medications,” says Dr. Indermuhle. “Pain medication is not the only answer to help these patients.” Call 602.406.3319 to schedule interviews with Dr. Dr. Indermuhle.

Dignity Health Medical Experts Available for Interviews During Olympics

Assignment Editors and Reporters: Dignity Health medical experts will be available for news interviews throughout the Olympics for stories pertaining to potential injuries of Olympic athletes. Please call 602.406.3319 to schedule.

Dignity Health to Hire Athletic Trainers to Staff Chandler High Schools

In an effort to deliver high quality sports medicine services to the East Valley’s student athletes, Dignity Health in Arizona will begin providing sports medicine services to the high schools in the Chandler Unified School District. Dignity Health in Arizona will employ the full-time athletic trainers to provide effective sports injury care and management to the high schools and expects the program to elevate into the level of care provided to athletes on a Division-I collegiate level. Stay tuned for details later in August.

New Research Suggests Some Forms of Cancer May Not Be Linked with Modern Lifestyles

Dr. Subhakar Mutyala, cancer expert at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, is available for interviews about a new breakthrough finding that may potentially change theories that cancer is a result of modern lifestyles and environments. A team of scientists in South Africa has determined for the first time that genetic links to cancer date back to nearly 2-million years ago and that cancer is not a new disease as many experts believe. The discovery will help researchers determine how cancer will evolve in the future. Call 602.406.3319 to schedule interviews with Dr. Mutyala. 

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