AAA ArizonaTeen Driver Statistics
It's understood that the crash risk for drivers is particulary high during the first year that teenages are eligible to drive. But did you know that in 2012, the number one leading cause of death for 15- to 17- year olds in Arizona were motor vehicle crashes? Check out Arizona's teen driving statistics
and take a look at AAA Arizona's teen driver resource
webpage to help keep our kids and communities safe!
Advanced Pectus CourseThe Mayo Clinic/Phoenix Children's Hospital/Pediatric Surgeons of Phoenix Chest Wall program will be presenting an Advanced Pectus Course for surgeons throughout the nation who want to improve their surgical results. In combination with the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter, the course will feature faculty from all 3 programs, including Professor Emeritus, Dr Donald Nuss. The dates of the course will be May 27-28, 2014 and is open to practicing surgeons as well as Pediatric Surgery Fellows.
More Medical Journal PublicationsPhoenix Children's Hospital's Trauma Department and the surgeons at Pediatric Surgeons of Phoenix have now published more than 35 medical articles on topics ranging from pancreatic injury to tailgut cysts! Phoenix Children's has increased the number of researcher coordinators and assistants supporting their work to 5 full-time positions. The surgeons are grateful for this support and plan to continue improving the care of sick and injured children through meaningful outcome studies.
Dr. J. Craig Egan spoke on Good Morning Arizona
about the dangers of coin cell batteries and how ingestion of these tiny batteries produce symptoms mimicking the common cold. These batteries are found in remote controls, toys, cameras, watches, garage door openers, and even 'singing' greeting cards. Visit the National Capital Poison Center
website for safety tips to help protect young children and adults alike against the potential dangers of these batteries.
Disaster Medial Assistance Team (DMAT)
Dr. Ramin Jamshidi has been selected for Arizona's DMAT-AZ1
. DMATs are rapid response deployable teams of medical and support personnel which are part of the National Disaster Medical System. Teams are mobilized to support disaster needs at the state, regional, and national levels.