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...

When food bites back

How to avoid foodborne illness – and what to do when it strikes Whether you call it food poisoning, a stomach bug or simply tummy trouble, getting hit with a foodborne illness isn’t fun—and it...

Preventing the preventable: what you need to know about measles

Edited Jan. 30, 2019, to include up-to-date measles outbreak information. Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their...

The power of immunization

I am a millennial, and as a member of the generation that includes the children of baby boomers, I’ve been spoiled. Our generation hasn’t seen the kids wearing braces as a result of polio. We...

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...

A day in the life of a Doernbecher doc

For the last 12 years, Dr. Judy Guzman has cared for OHSU Doernbecher patients with infectious diseases. She loves working with kids because of their optimism, and it’s safe to say our patients...

What you need to know about Zika virus

Medical and public interest has focused on Zika virus and its effects on the unborn babies of pregnant women. Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes; this virus has been detected in countries in Central...