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Aug 19, 2014

Q: How can I help my child prepare for surgery?

A: Although specific details will depend on your child’s age and the surgical procedure, it’s always best to be clear and honest, as well as reassuring. In other words, don’t baby your child — explain what the surgery is for, what’s going to happen during it, and how he or she might feel after waking up. You don’t need to explain every potential complication, but you do need to be truthful so your child knows … Read More

Aug 4, 2014

The healing power of the Blue Butterfly provides hope to children with leukemia

It was the phone call that no parent wants to get: “Max has leukemia and we think it’s a rare form,” said the doctor. I was getting a haircut and had to leave the salon immediately, not sure if I would vomit on the sidewalk or pass out. I was in a fog the whole drive home, tears flooding my eyes. The normally short drive home took forever. I needed to hug my boy. Max … Read More

Jul 31, 2014

NEVER leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute

The Tom Sargent Children’s Safety Center at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Worldwide would like to remind families that Thursday, July 31, is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Together, we can reduce the number of deaths by heatstroke by remembering to ACT: A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And be sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it … Read More

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We're dispelling some commonly held beliefs about childhood asthma on the blog. Read more: http://t.co/SYWYU4OnfO http://t.co/dElV9QfbOg

Paying attention to baby babbling may speed up language development (by @MNT_Honor): http://t.co/3MnDWv9TPM

Study examines antidepressants and #pregnancy, finds 'surprising' lack of clear evidence (MT @NeoOHSU): http://t.co/kbc3wReBcZ

How loud is TOO loud? An OHSU hearing expert shares two tips for monitoring kids' earbud volume (via @KATUnews): http://t.co/zwhPiOeplO

Not a morning person? Take some notes from this wise little girl to get your day started right: http://t.co/AlgxJ63ILY

Pediatricians, concerned about teens' health and academic performance, push for later school start times: http://t.co/KPmQAoPaEU

@NWBlazeSoftball @FastpitchCares Win or lose, sounds like it was a home run of a weekend. Thanks for all you do!

Cancer changes everything. Don't miss Doernbecher nurses Michael & Margo's story at @notes_of_hope concert: http://t.co/6DTTGaLvr4 @OHSUAYA

It’s #ALSicebucketchallenge time, OHSU style! Find out which Doernbecher leader stepped up to the chilly challenge: http://t.co/uY8EVBLcxS

Take the family out to the ball game Aug. 24 – it's @OHSUDoernbecher night at the @S_K_Volcanoes' final home game! http://t.co/KZXjYN8YgN

Calling all parents! Get your car seats checked Sat. from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Gateway Kohl's: http://t.co/oN8ld1JzIm http://t.co/4Tph2TdnzP

Our Surgeon-in-Chief Dr. Kenneth Azarow has some tips for emotionally preparing kids (and parents) for surgery: http://t.co/1L32MLJprT

Join us in Mt. Angel Sep. 13 for the Oregon Marathon or Half Marathon! Save $5 and donate $5 with promo code "DCH14": http://t.co/3kfWDoR07K

Valerie Morton, @KATUNews everyday hero, helps brighten kids' lives by sprucing up their hospital rooms: http://t.co/dO3R7fyVAZ

@RivermarkCU Hot dog! We hope it went well. Happy Friday!

One mother's quest to change the face of back-to-school advertising by better representing kids with disabilities: http://t.co/B3IuHyUcZe

Happy Miracle Treat Day! Cool down with a @DairyQueen Blizzard and participating stores will donate $1: http://t.co/DN5co1q7Xt

Cool down with a @DairyQueen Blizzard today – it's Miracle Treat Day, so DQ stores will donate $1 to @cmnhospitals: http://t.co/HBPxQT6XEp

@Lybbi_ShuFang Glad you enjoyed them! Thanks, @DairyQueen, for stopping by!

A rattlesnake bite, a helicopter ride and a sigh of relief for a 10-year-old Oregon boy – story/photos via @KGWNews: http://t.co/3awmhspyrO

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