Joint decision

When talking to teens about legalized cannabis, speaking frankly is key. Now that recreational cannabis is legal for Oregonians 21 and older, experts are expecting a rise of marijuana...

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...

A smidge of structure

For some kids, the best part about summer is the freedom. For others, the unstructured days leave them feeling restless and untethered. “In general, kids benefit from structure and...

Here comes the sun

Sunburns, bug bites, dehydration – all are common pitfalls that can quickly derail your family's summertime fun. As you gear up for lazy days by the pool and long walks in the woods, keep these...

Out of the box?

When it comes to safe sleep initiatives, it pays to stick with what works. Here’s what we know about sleep safety: The best, safest way for a baby to sleep is on her back in a crib or bassinet....

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...

Baby in a box? What you need to know about safe infant sleep

Every day, 10 babies in the United States die from unsafe sleep. That’s more than the number of children who die from cancer. It is a staggering number, and one that is much higher than I ever...

Four water safety tips everyone should know

Drowning occurs with shocking frequency. According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of preventable death in children ages 1-4 in the U.S., and it's second only to motor vehicle crashes in...

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...

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...