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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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...

Smoke screen: Talking to your teen about the dangers of vaping

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that teen use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery devices (known as vaping) has reached epidemic levels. While these devices...

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...

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...

2017 in review: Doernbecher’s top stories

We rounded up 10 of the most-read blog posts from 2017. Take a look to see if there are any that you missed! 1. '13 Reasons Why' poses risk to Oregon youth The television series “13 Reasons...

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...