Pediatricians, medical professionals critical to identifying child abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse and neglect are significant issues nationally and in Arizona, occurring across demographic groups. Two children die each week in Arizona from neglect or abuse—a higher mortality rate than childhood cancer. However, these are only the known cases; untold numbers likely go unreported.

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Banner Thunderbird welcomes four-legged staffer, Gumby

Philanthropic gifts make this wish a reality

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center recently announced a new member of the medical team – Gumby, a Facility Dog. Unlike Therapy Dogs, Facility Dogs play a specific role in a patient's coping and treatment plan, providing comfort, motivation, and distraction during medical procedures.

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