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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?

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for kids 12+? How do we know? Visit our COVID-19 vaccine page for more information or to make an appointment. Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer) approved for children...

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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...

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...

What to expect at your child’s yearly visit

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, there are some things that shouldn’t be put on hold – including your child’s health care needs. An annual physical exam, along with vision and dental...

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Sports physicals: Not just for kids who play organized sports

Sports physicals, also known as pre-participation exams (PPEs), are required for all student athletes every two years. If your child wants to take part in organized sports for the upcoming season, a...

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Cleaning safely during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we take measures to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces is an important part of preventing the spread of disease. The Centers for Disease Control and...

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Reopening and childcare: What are the risks of various options?

As many areas are starting to reopen services and workplaces following “Stay Home, Save Lives” orders, many families are needing to think about options for childcare. While many families have...