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Preventing poisonings at home

The Oregon Poison Center at OHSU received more than 50,000 calls from families and healthcare providers in our service area in 2020. The majority of poison exposure calls came from families who...

Left: Young man holding blue, purple, gold and black Air Jordan 14 Retro sneaker. Right: Same person, older, holding the sneaker and standing in a bedroom. Football jersey behind him reads "Ellis #39."

Every sneaker has a story

2019 was a big year for Ethan Ellis: he got a new heart, and he designed a Nike sneaker. Ethan was born with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He underwent three...

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Q&A: Kids and the COVID-19 vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, parents and caregivers have a lot of questions about how best to keep their kids healthy and well. Below, our experts answer some frequently asked...

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Finding community at camp

Twelve-year-old Alijah was born with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). He’s been treated at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital since he was born, and has...

2020 Gifts for good

Looking for a way to support OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital this holiday season? First of all: thank you! We depend on our community to help make the holidays special for kids and families,...

Happy Howl-oween from Hope and Davis!

Halloween is almost here – what better way to celebrate than with custom pumpkin carving templates featuring OHSU Doernbecher's beloved Hospital Facility Dogs, Hope and Davis? Download PDF...

Take care of yourself and your children this flu season

The number of vaccines administered to kids and adults in Oregon dropped dramatically during the first half of this year, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Hospitals are actively responding...

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Navigating sickle cell disease: Isaiah’s story

The Diagnosis August 8, 2018. Two weeks to the day of Isaiah’s birth, as promised. OHSU is calling me. First ring. I know what this is. It is the results of his newborn screening. Second...