Emergency Care Topics
The Banner Baywood Medical Center Emergency department wants to keep you healthy and well-informed. Here is some advice from our Emergency experts:
- What should I do if I think someone is having a stroke?
Ask the Expert: Char Leoni, RN, a director of nursing at Banner Baywood Medical Center
In a stroke, every minute you wait means more damage is being done. Learn more about how to recognize a stroke
- I only live in Arizona a few months out of the year. Should I have another physician here in the Valley?
Ask the Expert: Jennifer Hoffman, D.O., a geriatrics physician at Banner Baywood Medical Center
None of us know when we will have a medical emergency. Learn more about being prepared
- When should I take my child to the Emergency Department?
Ask the Expert: Jennifer Godwin, Banner Baywood Emergency Department
What are the signs and symptoms that indicate it's time to go to the ED? View our checklist
- Is this the flu or just a cold?
Ask the Expert: Frank Benes, MD, Banner Baywood Emergency Department Medical Director
The symptoms of a cold and flu are often very similar and initially may be difficult to tell apart. Learn more
- Flu Vaccine: Facts & Myths
Can the flu shot cause the flu? Are the side effects from the vaccine actually worse than the flu? Do I have to get it before December?
- How the flu spreads
The flu spreads from person to person via respiratory droplets.