Q: I think my child has the flu. Should we go to the Emergency Room?

A: You should first contact your pediatrician, but if your child has an extremely high fever -- more than 104 degrees -- or is acting unusual, for example very sleepy or irritable, you should...

A message from the “Vaccines for Parents” group

Edited 10/03/18 to include up-to-date vaccination information You can help control influenza activity in our community by getting vaccinated. It’s important to get vaccinated every year against...

Help control the spread of flu in your community: get vaccinated!

Flu season is in full swing across the country, including the Pacific Northwest. In our state, influenza activity remains moderate -- thus far, Oregon hasn’t been severely affected. There have...

When kids get stomach bugs, preventing dehydration is priority No. 1

This time of year, we pediatricians are inundated with all sorts of sick kids. Colds, influenza and a host of other respiratory illnesses fill our waiting rooms with mucus and coughs. We also tend to...