How to talk to your kids about COVID-19

How can parents and guardians best help kids understand and process the COVID-19 pandemic? During stressful times, children – no matter what their age – want to know three basic things: Am I...

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...

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...

Your flu vaccine questions, answered

Why should my family get vaccinated for flu this season? Last year’s flu season was one of the highest severity flu seasons on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Living with, through and beyond cancer

This National Cancer Survivors Day, we sat down with members of the Doernbecher Cancer Survivorship Program to learn how they help people live with, through and beyond cancer. What is...

Making radiation therapy less daunting for young cancer patients

The masks used during radiation therapy can be intimidating for anyone going through cancer treatment. OHSU’s Department of Radiation Medicine is making the process a little easier for kids with...

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...

“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...

Meet ‘Candlelighters for Children with Cancer’

This year, Candlelighters for Children with Cancer marks its 40th anniversary. Below, Candlelighters Executive Director Jackie Groah shares how the organization got started and who it serves....

The healing power of art: CHAP at OHSU Doernbecher

Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) has been spreading joy at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for 10 years. We asked CHAP Lead Hospital Art Teacher Sharon Jaye Perrins to tell us more...