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With the presidential election nearly a month away, it’s been well documented that this presidential election cycle has increased the stress level in many Americans. In fact, a recent survey by the American Psychological Association found that 1 in 4 American workers reported feeling less productive and more stressed at their jobs because of political discussions. Dr. Sara Pena at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is available for interviews to give tips on healthy ways to cope with election stress. Please call 602.406.3319 to schedule interviews.
Reporters and Assignment Desk Editors: Mark your calendars for the sixth annual
St. Joseph’s Doc-O-Lantern Pumpkin Carving Contest on Friday, Oct. 28 at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. This year’s spine-chilling event will feature a giant stage to showcase the hospital’s top surgeons as they face-off with sharpened surgical tools to prove their superior carving skills. Media is invited to cover the grisly event. Stay tuned for more details.
In an effort to deliver high quality sports medicine services to the East Valley’s student athletes, Dignity Health in Arizona is providing sports medicine services to high schools in the Chandler Unified School District. The health care system has hired four full-time athletic trainers to provide effective sports injury care and management to the high schools and expects the program to increase the level of care provided to athletes at a Division-I collegiate level. Dignity started the program at Gilbert Unified School District in 2014. Call 602.406.3319 to schedule interviews.
With children back to school, Barrow Neurological Institute is urging parents, teachers, and students to watch and discuss a new video designed to prevent the bullying of children with physical differences. Produced by the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Barrow Neurological Institute the two-minute video features patients with craniofacial differences, including cleft lip and palate. For many of them, accepting themselves and being accepted by others remains a challenge. Call 602.406.3312 to schedule interviews.
A cancer expert at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is available to discuss a new study suggesting men over the age of 40 who are plagued with anxiety are twice as likely to die from cancer. The study also found that there was no increased risk of cancer for women with severe anxiety. Conducted by the University of Cambridge, this is the largest study to ever explore the link between anxiety and cancer. Please call 602.406.3319 to schedule interviews with Dr. Subhakar Mutyala, a cancer expert at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s.
In October, Dignity Health will open two new facilities in the East Valley. The Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is located at 1515 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. The Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room is located at 1910 S. Gilbert Rd. in Mesa. Call 602.406.3319 to obtain more details.