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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Banner Good Samaritan’

THE POISON PROS – Give them a call and they’ll talk you through it

It happens so quickly. You try not to panic. You pick up the phone, you call poison control. To be precise, that’s Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center at 1-800-222-1222. We talked to the some of the team members on the other end of the line. On top of the trends Sharyn Welch, […]

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Breastfeeding support for physician moms

Laurie Jones, MD

Pediatrician and new mom Laurie Jones, M.D., just couldn’t get her first-born daughter, Caroline, to latch. She’d been to three lactation consultants. Nothing worked. “I knew how important it was to breastfeed her,” Jones says. “My mother had nursed me until I was a year old. My husband supported me. But I was bleeding and […]

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Preventing acetaminophen overdose in children

Acetaminophen overdoses in children can be life-threatening — but they are avoidable. A recent report from U.S. Poison Control Centers and the American Academy of Pediatrics found that when children are given any pharmaceuticals, medication errors occur nearly 10 percent of the time. Acetaminophen, widely available over the counter and most commonly known as Tylenol, leads […]

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Paging Dr. Milk: How physician moms find breastfeeding support

Dr. Milk, Laurie Jones MD, breastfeeding

Medical students, residents and physician moms can face unique challenges when it comes to meeting their breastfeeding goals. But when physician mothers experience personal success with breastfeeding, no matter their specialty, there’s a ripple effect that helps all moms.

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Art meets Good Samaritan

Lynn Trimble shares works by Valley artists, including Bil Keane, which can be enjoyed by patients and family members at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix.

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Concussion or brain injury – which is worse?

When a child’s head injury is diagnosed as a “concussion,” parents tend to be less alarmed about the severity of the damage. When the diagnosis is described as a “brain injury,” they take it more seriously. That difference in attitude was noted in research published in the February issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the […]

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