Saving Joaco

After a Fanconi Anemia diagnosis, Joaquín and his mom relocated to Portland from Chile to receive life-saving care at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital By all accounts, Joaquín “Joaco” Du...

Dietitian Q&A: What is “baby-led weaning?”

First things first: What is baby-led weaning? Baby-led weaning is a method of feeding babies complementary foods (i.e., foods other than breastmilk or infant formula that are introduced to provide...

All about NICH

What is the NICH program? When most people hear the word “nich,” they think of “niche” – a specialty. An OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital program called Novel Interventions in...

When are antibiotics necessary?

Antibiotics save lives. We use antibiotics to treat infections, and there is no doubt that in many instances, antibiotics are truly lifesaving. However, the Centers for Disease Control and...

ADHD and sleep: What’s the connection?

What the headlines say ADHD is associated with a markedly increased incidence of behaviorally related sleep problems. That includes challenges like not wanting to go to bed or having behavior...

With 3 young patients, family (happily) puts miles on minivan

Ann and Rick Beery knew as they adopted three children from China, one by one, that they would spend hours in doctors’ offices and waiting rooms. Each child has complex medical needs requiring...

OCD to me: It takes courage

Eighteen-year-old Ryan Bernstein is a youth advocate for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), having lived with it for many years. He is the author of "OCD to Me: An Anthology of Anxieties," and he's...

Your flu vaccine questions, answered

Why should my family get vaccinated for flu this season? Last year’s flu season was one of the highest severity flu seasons on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Explaining the unexplainable

The news may be scary, but kids can cope through talk and play. Between natural disasters, violence and political drama, turning on the news these days can be frightening for anyone. Add the task...

Joint decision

When talking to teens about legalized cannabis, speaking frankly is key. Now that recreational cannabis is legal for Oregonians 21 and older, experts are expecting a rise of marijuana...