Preventing the preventable: what you need to know about measles

Another large exposure of a dangerous infection: This is always a newsworthy event, but it often occurs in other parts of the world. Unfortunately, we have such an event currently happening in our...

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...

Lice do’s and don’ts

This article was written by Allison Jones and originally appeared in the Portland Monthly 2017 Kids’ Health Annual magazine. Six tips for treating the itchiest of childhood problems from OHSU...

“13 Reasons Why” poses risks to Oregon youth

Although a fictional story, the television series "13 Reasons Why" focuses on very real issues that affect youth and young adults. The show's graphic depiction of the traumatic life events that led...

Safe sleep tips

I remember running into the Emergency Room and seeing nothing but tears: tears from the nurses and staff, tears from a distraught mother, and then tears clouding my own vision when I saw the lifeless...

Big gains for the littlest babies

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is a special place ­­– full of challenges, innovative technology and, perhaps most importantly, hope. Ranked...

With Pokémon, not everything’s a ‘go’

Do your kids have Pokémania? Parents have a lot of questions about Pokémon GO, the latest augmented reality gaming sensation. With some headlines touting the benefits of the game and others...

Let’s talk about gender

This article was written by Katie Vaughan and illustrated by Sol Linero. It originally appeared in the Portland Monthly 2016 Kids’ Health Annual magazine.  When kids are bombarded with...