Improved communication among health-care providers during shift changes reduced injuries due to medical errors by 30 percent, according to a federally funded, multicenter study.
Six one-of-a-kind shoes and apparel pieces designed by OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital patients in collaboration with Nike designers and developers revealed
Anna Wilson, Ph.D., leads 'mindful studies' class at Wilson High School students learn to cope with teenage stress
Study finds incorrect use of car seats widespread among parents taking newborns home from hospital.
The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation has hired Jim Ervin as the foundation’s executive director. Ervin began his new job June 2.
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OHSU Doernbecher pediatric neurologist Dr. Carter Wray prescribes high-fat diet after medications fail, surgery could not correct epilepsy.
Doernbecher psychiatrist Dr. Keith Cheng provides tips for parents concerned about depression in their middle-schoolers.
Registered dietician April Mitsch says zucchini and other quick breads make healthy snacks and are good one-bowl recipes for kids to make.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation supports Dr. Keller's research into childhood soft tissue sarcoma.
Doernbecher psychiatrist, Anna Wilson, M.D., discusses research showing that adolescents whose parents suffer from chronic pain may be more likely to develop ongoing pain too.
Jake Dering, 9, of Tualatin was one of seven Doernbecher patients chosen to design a pair of athletic shoes for the 2013 Nike Doernbecher Frestyle Collection.
OHSU Doernbecher patient-designers were at Nike Portland on Saturday to sign autographs and share their inspiring stories of triumph over serious illness.
Bulky winter coats can pose a serious threat by creating too much space in between your child’s body and the harness itself.
A new study shows prompt use of antiviral medications like Tamiflu or Relenza can save the lives of flu-stricken children in intensive care units — yet the drugs are being used less frequently than they once were.
Twins Kate and Kira Smith of Beaverton both brought their unique styles to the 2013 Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection.
Doernbecher's Ben Hoffman, M.D., says pediatricians and parents will benefit by knowing more about hypertrophic pyloric stenosis which occurs in 1 in 1,000 infants.
Without car seat installation help, many families can not figure out how to install them correctly.
A new study finds gunshot injuries in children are disproportionately more severe, deadly and costly than any other source of childhood injury. More
Shoes and apparel pieces designed by OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital patients in collaboration with Nike designers and developers are revealed.
Inspired by her daughters and a breast cancer diagnosis, a Northeast Portland Mom is on a mission to raise money for medical research.
The International Federation of Consulting Engineers named Doernbecher Hospital one of 14 major building engineering achievements of the past century.
Doernbecher Freestyle is a partnership between Doernbecher and Nike in which young patients design limited-edition Nike footwear (and for the first time, apparel pieces) and proceeds help support the hospital.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Portland-area Hyundai dealers have awarded OHSU Doernbecher a $250,000 Hyundai Hope Grant for pediatric cancer research.
Doernbecher pediatrician, Ben Hoffman, M.D., shares practical considerations in mind while shopping for this essential back-to-school gear.
Dr. Craigan Usher, pediatric psychiatrist at OHSU Doernbecher, discusses heath concerns of screen time for the development of children, teenagers, and families.
Shelby Lee's Nike Free Run 2 is the fourth shoe to be rereleased in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Doernbecher Freestyle's 10th anniversary.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation has awarded Dr. Peter Kurre a $100,000 grant to pursue his lab's findings that leukemia cells release material that essentially reprograms bone marrow, boosting resistance to leukemia-fighting drugs.
Dr. David Rozansky, pediatric nephrologist at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, encourages good habits, regular blood pressure checks.
Tips for parents on talking about marijuana with kids
Michael Harris, head of pediatric psychology at OHSU Institute on Development and Disability at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, offers advice for starting conversations about marijuana with your kids.
Doernbecher Freestyle Pre-Heat: 10 Classics Re-released
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Doernbecher Freestyle remarkable milestone, Nike is releasing five classic styles in the weeks leading up to the unveiling of the 2013 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection. More
Nonprofit to help kids with cancer
A new pediatric foundation will receive funds from Tour des Chutes, assist families of children with cancer with the non-medical costs associated with travel to Portland (Doernbecher and elsewhere for treatment) during pediatric cancer treatment.
OHSU Doernbecher ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals
Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital ranks among the best children’s hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals. Learn more
Jaime Beutler shares diagnosis, raises awareness for Potter's Syndrome
Dr. Pereira at OHSU answers questions about this rare condition which inhibits normal lung development because of underdeveloped kidneys.
When kids pose a danger for their parents
Doernbecher's Ben Hoffman talks about the jabs, bites, head-butts and kicks that kids sometimes inflict on their caregivers, usually parents.
Six keys to a healthy heart
OHSU ob/gyn doctor, Amy Cantor, M.D., encourages every woman to take steps to maintain a healthy heart.
Vitamin C may prevent lung problems in babies born to pregnant smokers
Infants born to women who took vitamin C during pregnancy had less wheezing in first year of life. More
Housing solution for families of seriously ill children announced
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oregon and Southwest Washington, and OHSU Doernbecher announce interim solution for families traveling to Portland for medical care. More
Dr. Daniel Marks, pediatric endocrinologist at Oregon Health & Science University, worries about “the unbelievable increase in consumption of simple sugars” and animal fats.
Tips for coping with your crying newborn
All babies go through this period of crying as part of normal infant development, but some babies cry more than others. Read more
Bedwetting in kids well past diapers: Tips for Parents
Erin Anderson, M.D., Doernbecher urologist, recommends a trip to the pediatrician to rule out any medical or physiological reasons for bedwetting.
Kids and chiropractic: What parents should know
Doernbecher's Ben Hoffman, M.D., suggests parents considering a chiropractor "to think very carefully" and make sure the chiropractor has proper training.
Living with Hurler Syndrome: 'All three of my boys are eventually going to pass'
After years of being misdiagnosed, OHSU Doernbecher's Dr. Cary Harding diagnosed Laura Browns' three boys with a rare genetic diseases called Hurler Syndrome.
Family inspires collaboration between cardiac specialists in Oregon, China
OHSU Doernbecher pediatric cardiology team mends hearts of three Chinese children adopted by Portland family.
OHSU first to grow, transplant liver stem cells with demonstrated therapeutic benefit
New mouse research in Nature raises hope that human liver stem cells can be similarly grown, transplanted. More
Tips for handling delayed toilet training
Less stress is best says Doernbecher urology nurse practitioner, Erin Anderson, N.P. Delayed toilet training, while inconvenient and frustrating to parents, is common and rarely a sign of a deeper medical problem.
Sibling rivalry: Encouraging the victor and the vanquished
Margaret Cary, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry shares ideas for parents handling sibling rivalry.
Ronald McDonald House near Doernbecher will close its doors July 1
The Ronald McDonald House near OHSU will close July 1, 2013. OHSU is working on a long-term solution to best serve the needs of all its patient families.
New hope for helping children born prematurely
Research conducted at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital challenges long-held belief that low blood flow to the premature brain necessarily kills brain cells. More
Autism Concerns? Advice and resources for parents and others
Dr. Kevin Senn of the Autism Program at Doernbecher Children's Hospital and other experts share suggested resources for parents concerned about autism.