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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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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...

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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...

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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...

COVID-19 and kids: Your questions, answered

Are kids immune to the virus that causes COVID-19? Kids are not immune to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. When they do contract the infection, however, they seem to have fewer symptoms...

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...

To stay or to go

Is your child coughing up a storm? Complaining of a tummy ache or a sore throat? Use our guide to help you decide when it’s OK to go to school and when it’s time to stay home. If you're...

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...