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Making your baby or child more comfortable for vaccines

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are available for children under 5, it’s a good time to review some ways to make getting them easier for both parents and kids. We’ve lined up some tips from the Child...

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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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Ezra’s Doernbecher Story

Ezra and his mom, Andra, have been “frequent flyers” at Doernbecher since 2019, when Ezra was diagnosed in utero with a congenital heart defect (CHD) called hypoplastic left heart syndrome...

Ashlynn’s Doernbecher Story

When she was 5 years old, Ashlynn was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, which is when there is high pressure in the pulmonary artery and lungs, causing the right heart to work harder....

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The heart of kings: Kingston’s Doernbecher story

Kingston was born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Today, he’s almost 6 years old and is coming up on the one-year anniversary of a heart...

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MD 4KIDS: Your family’s health care questions answered

The return to in-person schooling and workplaces means we’re interacting with more people – and more germs – than many of us have in more than a year. With cold and flu season here and an...

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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...