Small group of adolescents planting tree seedlings in the dirt

Navigating systems for families newly diagnosed with ASD

After receiving a new autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, families may have a lot of questions about how to best navigate the systems. We put together a list of resources – including...

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2021 Gifts for good

We depend on our community to help make the holidays special for kids and families, and your generosity makes an enormous difference. If you’re in a position to support OHSU Doernbecher...

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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...

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Prevent medicine-related poisonings this summer

Summertime in Oregon is here and with the state reopening, long-awaited family vacations and visits with loved ones may be resuming. Medicine goes with us as we travel and can be an overlooked...

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Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for kids?

(Updated July 2022): COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children younger than 5. For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines, including a list of frequently asked questions, please visit our...

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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...

A smiling baby in a high chair wearing a felt crown touches his mom's face as she crouches beside him.

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,...

A toddler sits on a red tractor seat. The tractor is on a wooden platform and attached with a chain.

Embracing Compassion, building community

Every Saturday, children affected by pediatric cancer and their families gather at a small farm in Sherwood, Oregon. On Sundays, local community members come together to do farm maintenance and help...