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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...

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Ezra’s Doernbecher Story

Ezra and his mom, Andra, have been “frequent flyers” at Doernbecher since 2019, when Ezra was diagnosed in utero with a congenital heart defect (CHD) called hypoplastic left heart syndrome...

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COVID-19 and infant care: Your questions, answered

Caring for a newborn is challenging for many reasons – but adding a pandemic to the mix often means extra stress. We sat down with Dr. Angela Douglas, a NICU and pediatric hospitalist who cares for...

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Tiny big moments: the story behind Foxbox

It all started with a baby and his fox.  In July of 2019, Cypress had just turned 4 months old. His pediatrician sent him to the OHSU Doernbecher Emergency Department, where his mom, Kat,...

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Q&A: Kids and the COVID-19 vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, parents and caregivers have a lot of questions about how best to keep their kids healthy and well. Below, our experts answer some frequently asked...

Take care of yourself and your children this flu season

The number of vaccines administered to kids and adults in Oregon dropped dramatically during the first half of this year, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Hospitals are actively responding...

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...

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...

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...

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...