Posts by Lisa McMahan

Dealing with anxiety: How to raise confident, comfortable kids

This article was written by Katie Vaughan and originally appeared in the Portland Monthly 2017 Kids’ Health Annual magazine as part of a larger series on independence.  Would it surprise...

Body image: How to raise confident, comfortable kids

This article was written by Katie Vaughan and originally appeared in the Portland Monthly 2017 Kids’ Health Annual magazine as part of a larger series on independence.  When it comes to...

2017 in review: Doernbecher’s top stories

We rounded up 10 of the most-read blog posts from 2017. Take a look to see if there are any that you missed! 1. '13 Reasons Why' poses risk to Oregon youth The television series “13 Reasons...

Five ways to help prevent eczema this winter

We’re having a beautiful fall this year! In true Oregon style, our weather went from warm and dry to cold and rainy. The cold weather brings changes to our daily lives. Inside, we’ve turned the...

2017 Gifts for good

Looking for a way to support OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital this holiday season? First of all – thank you! We put together a list of ways you can help that will directly benefit patients...

The power of immunization

I am a millennial, and as a member of the generation that includes the children of baby boomers, I’ve been spoiled. Our generation hasn’t seen the kids wearing braces as a result of polio. We...

Demystifying headaches: Kids suffer from migraines, too

This article was written by Scott Henjum and originally appeared in the Portland Monthly 2017 Kids’ Health Annual magazine. Like adults, children can suffer from migraine...

Matters of the heart

This article was written by Scott Henjum and originally appeared in the Portland Monthly 2017 Kids’ Health Annual magazine. To test or not to test?  Parents of teen athletes face this...

A “magic” approach to scoliosis

This article was written by Allison Jones and originally appeared in the Portland Monthly 2017 Kids’ Health Annual magazine. Early detection and new treatment methods help doctors treat the...

How to beat bedwetting

This article was written by Scott Henjum and originally appeared in the Portland Monthly 2017 Kids’ Health Annual magazine. First, the good news: Most kids grow out of it.  If your child...