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Jul 21, 2014

The childless pediatrician: A parent’s worst nightmare?

“Do you have any children?”  I am asked this almost daily by families and parents of my patients, often as a means of small talk at the beginning of the visit, but more so at the end of an in-depth discussion, whether it be etiology of disease, prognosis, further lab tests, imaging, or suggested treatment. I would be lying if I stated this question does not trouble me, usually producing strong feelings of inadequacy and … Read More

Jul 15, 2014

Water, water everywhere: How to reduce your child’s risk of drowning

Although summer swimming season is upon us, drowning is a risk in any weather. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 or younger, with children from 1 to 4 having the highest drowning rates. Water-related accidents don’t just happen around the pool: They can occur even inside your house. Drownings can be fatal, or near fatal. A common location in the … Read More

Jun 24, 2014

Predicting whether children with ADHD will get better over time

ADHD is a controversial condition for several reasons: It is widespread and costly, so it attracts interest. It is treated with stimulant medication, and medication use has skyrocketed, raising questions about how diagnosis is conducted. Most crucially, over time, some children naturally get better while others have very poor outcomes, and we cannot yet predict which are which. A major scientific focus is to identify biologically sound subtypes that will add to clinical prediction. In … Read More

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Tonight: Dr. Terry McGraw takes the stage at @JimmyMaksPDX to raise funds for Doernbecher: http://t.co/Tel4W3tEWP. http://t.co/OriN7JFRYm

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Photos from our in-hospital "race" celebrating life-saving transplants with @BeTheMatch: http://t.co/aop30BVnZm http://t.co/oD0PX25flD

Water, water, everywhere: How to reduce your child's risk of drowning, both indoors and out: http://t.co/ciadR1VcCK

85 schools raised more than $700,000 for Doernbecher! Thanks to all of the "Kids Making Miracles" in our community. http://t.co/vFcJJRUC9t

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