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...

When food bites back

How to avoid foodborne illness – and what to do when it strikes Whether you call it food poisoning, a stomach bug or simply tummy trouble, getting hit with a foodborne illness isn’t fun—and it...

Heart restart

Playful fitness is possible for kids with heart conditions For parents of children who live in the shadow of a congenital heart problem, even simple activities can cause a knot of anxiety. Even...

Preventing the preventable: what you need to know about measles

Another large exposure of a dangerous infection: This is always a newsworthy event, but it often occurs in other parts of the world. Unfortunately, we have such an event currently happening in our...

Got (non-dairy) milk?

Alt-milks are great for grownups, but dairy is king for kids. As adults, we may prefer the lower-calorie, plant-based alternative “milks” available these days. But is a non-dairy beverage the...

Living with, through and beyond cancer

This National Cancer Survivors Day, we sat down with members of the Doernbecher Cancer Survivorship Program to learn how they help people live with, through and beyond cancer. What is...

Making radiation therapy less daunting for young cancer patients

The masks used during radiation therapy can be intimidating for anyone going through cancer treatment. OHSU’s Department of Radiation Medicine is making the process a little easier for kids with...

A smidge of structure

For some kids, the best part about summer is the freedom. For others, the unstructured days leave them feeling restless and untethered. “In general, kids benefit from structure and...

Here comes the sun

Sunburns, bug bites, dehydration – all are common pitfalls that can quickly derail your family's summertime fun. As you gear up for lazy days by the pool and long walks in the woods, keep these...

Returning to the OR: Alyssa’s Doernbecher story

We sat down with OHSU School of Nursing student Alyssa to learn why she is pursuing a career in nursing. Read her story in her own words below!   My symptoms started when I was about 7...