COVID-19 and kids: Your questions, answered

Are kids immune to the virus that causes COVID-19? Kids are not immune to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. When they do contract the infection, however, they seem to have fewer symptoms...

Pregnancy, birthing and COVID-19

Pregnancy and parenting can be challenging for everyone. Below, Dr. Nicole Cirino shares some tips for new and expecting moms who are navigating pregnancy and parenting during the COVID-19...

Dad sits working at a desk at home while his baby son and young daughter play in the room behind him

Staying home, staying safe: tips to prevent unintentional injuries

We are all struggling against a novel threat to our health and well-being. Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption in our lives that few could have imagined just a few months ago....

How to talk to your kids about COVID-19

How can parents and guardians best help kids understand and process the COVID-19 pandemic? During stressful times, children – no matter what their age – want to know three basic things: Am I...

Celiac disease and kids

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder triggered by consuming a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. When someone who has celiac disease...

Team Axel: taking on Pompe disease together

Every week, a small blond boy walks through the double doors of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital’s hematology oncology clinic. It’s Axel, and he’s here for his “muscle juice” (an...

Mind matters: building good mental health in children and teens

When adults deal with stress, fear, addiction or trauma, it can be tempting to romanticize childhood as fun-filled and carefree. But in reality, kids experience the same worry and sadness that adults...

Nathan’s Doernbecher story

Two-year-old Nathan has been transported by the PANDA (Pediatric And Neonatal Doernbecher Transport) team three times in his short life so far. This year for Halloween, Nathan and his siblings...

To stay or to go

Is your child coughing up a storm? Complaining of a tummy ache or a sore throat? Use our guide to help you decide when it’s OK to go to school and when it’s time to stay home. If you're...

Identifying, preventing and treating your child’s constipation

First things first: What is constipation? Constipation is a very common condition in childhood. About 18% of children in the United States ages 4-17 have what’s known as “functional...