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Healthcare worker and small child, both wearing masks. Child is holding sleeve up on their arm and provider wipes arm with a cotton pad.

Making your baby or child more comfortable for vaccines

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are available for children under 5, it’s a good time to review some ways to make getting them easier for both parents and kids. We’ve lined up some tips from the Child...

CDRC Down Syndrome Clinic collaborates with team in Syria

It’s 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning in Portland, and 6 p.m. in Idlib, Syria. Health care providers, therapists and teachers – all of whom have a passion for supporting youth with disabilities – log...

Group of smiling adults posing in a parking lot. They are standing in front of, in and on several vehicles and electric bikes. Vehicles are painted colorfully and doors say, "NICH. Novel Interventions in Children's Healthcare."

NICH goes electric!

NICH Partners with PGE’s Drive Change Fund for Sustainable Change The NICH (Novel Interventions in Children’s Healthcare) Program has become a known entity around the halls of OHSU Doernbecher...

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Back-to-school checkups are important – this year more than ever

As your child prepares return to campus after a long year of virtual and hybrid learning, it’s also a good time to plan for their annual physical. Along with vision and dental screenings, kids...

What to expect at your child’s yearly visit

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, there are some things that shouldn’t be put on hold – including your child’s health care needs. An annual physical exam, along with vision and dental...

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Sports physicals: Not just for kids who play organized sports

Sports physicals, also known as pre-participation exams (PPEs), are required for all student athletes every two years. If your child wants to take part in organized sports for the upcoming season, a...