Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital’

Five ways to help prevent eczema this winter

We’re having a beautiful fall this year! In true Oregon style, our weather went from warm and dry to cold and rainy. The cold weather brings changes to our daily lives. Inside, we’ve turned the heaters on, which dries out the air. At school, our children go from outside recess to indoor heated classrooms throughout the day. While we can adjust to the fast-changing weather, we sometimes forget our skin needs help to catch up. … Read More

Matters of the heart

This article was written by Scott Henjum and originally appeared in the Portland Monthly 2017 Kids’ Health Annual magazine. To test or not to test?  Parents of teen athletes face this question every year as they debate whether to sign up their children for heart screenings along with pre-season physical exams. Also known as electrocardiograms, EKGs measure the electrical activity of the heart in order to identify heart defects, but results are rarely conclusive. The number … Read More

How to beat bedwetting

This article was written by Scott Henjum and originally appeared in the Portland Monthly 2017 Kids’ Health Annual magazine. First, the good news: Most kids grow out of it.  If your child can’t seem to stop wetting the bed, it may reassure you to know that bedwetting is not typically a medical problem, and usually resolves with time. Even more reassuringly, there are a number of effective therapies to help your child transition to dry nights. … Read More

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 Doernbecher Children’s Hospital pediatrician Dr. Ellen Stevenson. DON’T share combs, brushes, hats, ribbons or barrettes. Beware the dress-up corner! Avoid sharing capes, hats, dresses and coats if there are lice in the classroom. DON’T keep information to yourself. The evidence is clear – getting head lice … Read More

The vaccine low-down: Protecting your children against chickenpox, meningitis and more

This article was written by Katelyn Best and originally appeared in the Portland Monthly 2017 Kids’ Health Annual magazine. From DTap to measles, mumps and rubella, the list of vaccinations children are advised to get can seem overwhelming. And with fears about side effects, allergic reactions and even autism on the wind, it might seem better to cut down on those shots or skip them altogether. But is that hesitation justified? In short, no. Dawn Nolt, … Read More

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 preventable deaths for kids over 4 years. Sadly, the problem is getting worse over time, as drowning deaths in pools in children ages 5-9 have increased 18 percent in the last 10 years. In Portland, we are blessed with proximity to water, … Read More

Your scoliosis questions, answered

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital provides team-based care and the latest techniques for children and teens. Our multidisciplinary spine team includes Dr. Scott Yang, Dr. Christina Sayama and Dr. Matthew Halsey. We sat down with Dr. Yang to ask him some frequently asked questions about scoliosis. What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that occurs from a variety of potential causes. This can lead to a deformity of the trunk, and – only … Read More

Doctors Day Q&A with Dr. Casey Seideman

In celebration of National Doctors Day (March 30, 2017), we sat down with Casey Seideman, M.D. A pediatric urologist, Dr. Seideman takes care of kids and young adults with diseases and disorders of urination, reproductive organs and/or testes. Below, Dr. Seideman tells us more about her career path and why she loves caring for kids and families at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. What does an average day look like for you? Every day is different, … Read More

Meet ‘Candlelighters for Children with Cancer’

This year, Candlelighters for Children with Cancer marks its 40th anniversary. Below, Candlelighters Executive Director Jackie Groah shares how the organization got started and who it serves. Candlelighters’ beginning  In 1977, five families who spent months living in OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital while caring for their children with cancer realized that there were few services that supported the whole family – their shared experiences helped shape our organization, which supports patients’ entire families. Candlelighters founder … Read More

The healing power of art: CHAP at OHSU Doernbecher

Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) has been spreading joy at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for 10 years. We asked CHAP Lead Hospital Art Teacher Sharon Jaye Perrins to tell us more about CHAP’s mission and impact at OHSU Doernbecher. “I just love this. This is how I heal.” That’s how one mother of an oncology patient recently explained the solace she found through the healing power of art. CHAP was started by Frank Etxaniz in 2006. Frank … Read More

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