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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....

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...

Saving Joaco

After a Fanconi Anemia diagnosis, Joaquín and his mom relocated to Portland from Chile to receive life-saving care at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital By all accounts, Joaquín “Joaco” Du...

All about NICH

What is the NICH program? When most people hear the word “nich,” they think of “niche” – a specialty. An OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital program called Novel Interventions in...

When are antibiotics necessary?

Antibiotics save lives. We use antibiotics to treat infections, and there is no doubt that in many instances, antibiotics are truly lifesaving. However, the Centers for Disease Control and...

OCD to me: It takes courage

Eighteen-year-old Ryan Bernstein is a youth advocate for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), having lived with it for many years. He is the author of "OCD to Me: An Anthology of Anxieties," and he's...

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...

“13 Reasons Why” poses risks to Oregon youth

Although a fictional story, the television series "13 Reasons Why" focuses on very real issues that affect youth and young adults. The show's graphic depiction of the traumatic life events that led...

2016 in review: Doernbecher’s top stories

Safety first! Tips and tricks to keep kids safe and healthy reigned supreme on our blog this year – from Pokémon GO to laundry detergent packets. At OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, we are...

Advocating for hope: Chehayla’s Doernbecher story

Ten years ago, Doernbecher patient Chehayla Hyatt was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Over the years, Chehayla and her family have dedicated their efforts to raising awareness about CF and its impact...