Posts by Tamara Hargens-Bradley

Technology that matters

Recently, friends of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital may have noticed a huge hole in the ground at the southwest corner of the building (not to mention a crane you can spot easily from east...

Free flu vaccine for patients, parents and families at Doernbecher

Edited 10/03/18 to include up-to-date vaccination information OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital is offering free flu shots to the parents and close family contacts of its established...

From strength to strength: our people

I am proud to announce the recruitment of another superb young pediatric neurosurgeon to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University for the service of children and...

Flu vaccine decreases a child’s risk of serious illness

Each winter or spring, millions of people are infected with influenza, thousands of children are admitted to pediatric intensive care units, or PICUs, for complications of influenza infection, and as...

Sleep is awesome!

Sleep is awesome! Just like food and water, we need it for our physical and mental well-being. The problem is that many of us are not getting enough or good quality sleep on a regular basis. The...

Q: How can I help my child prepare for surgery?

A: Although specific details will depend on your child's age and the surgical procedure, it's always best to be clear and honest, as well as reassuring. In other words, don't baby your child --...

NEVER leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute

The Tom Sargent Children's Safety Center at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Safe Kids Worldwide would like to remind families that Thursday, July 31, is National Heatstroke Prevention...

The childless pediatrician: A parent’s worst nightmare?

“Do you have any children?”  I am asked this almost daily by families and parents of my patients, often as a means of small talk at the beginning of the visit, but more so at the end of an...

Water, water everywhere: How to reduce your child’s risk of drowning

Although summer swimming season is upon us, drowning is a risk in any weather. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five people who die from drowning are children...