2011 Doernbecher News
How to choose toys that help your child learn and grow
Doernbecher's Dr. Benjamin Hoffman encourages parents to choose toys that spur imagination and exercise.
Holiday safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center
the Tom Sargent Children’s Safety Center at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Oregon Poison Center at OHSU team up to bring you helpful tips. Read more
Experts say strangers are not the biggest danger to children
Doernbecher's Dr. Thomas Valvano shares expert guidance on how parents can help protect their children form sexual abuse.
FREE FLU VACCINE Available FOR Doernbecher PATIENTS, PARENTS AND FAMILIES
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital is offering free flu and Tdap (whooping cough) shots to its established patients' parents and close family contacts.
Family Flu Vaccinations at OHSU Doernbecher
A Guide for Parents - Seasonal Flu Information
Community Groups Bring Holiday Cheer to OHSU Doernbecher Families
Guide-dog puppies, violins, Portland Winterhawks, Wizard of Oz characters and even the big man himself, SANTA, are expected to bring holiday cheer to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Read more
Health Care, Home, School Differ for Children With Special Health Care Needs
New report is the first to compare health and well-being of children with special health care needs to children without. Read more
99.5 The Wolf Hosts Radiothon to Benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
11th annual “Hunt for a Cure” radiothon will broadcast live from OHSU Doernbecher Dec. 8 and 9. Read more
Loss of Weight Associated With Chronic Illness May Soon Have First Treatment
Scientist identify signaling system in the brain responsible for involuntary loss of muscle mass; drugs that regulate this system are already in development. Read more
Heavy Facebook use may lower your child's grades
Doernbecher psychiatrist, Keith Cheng, weighs in on Facebook and how it may be impacting your child's grades.
New research raises the bar on what can been seen in the brain, supports the potential of high-field MRI for early identification of tiny brain injuries in the preterm infant. More
Dating tip for single parents: Go slow when it comes to introducing the kids
Child psychologist, Dr. Michael Harris, shares his advice on how to deal with dating when they’ve got kids.
Living with the cure
Dr Sue Lindemulder discusses the long-term effects of cancer and cancer treatments. The Doernbecher’s Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program helps survivors understand their ongoing risks for late effects.
The 2011 line of Doernbecher Freestyle Shoes go on sale at Nike retail locations across North America and at nike.com starting November 5. All proceeds benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Research Forefront: Fetal Origins of Obestity and Disease
OHSU research shows how moms who eat a high-fat diet before and during pregnancy may 'program' their babies to be fatter, at risk for chronic disease in later in life. More
When it comes to childhood tics, most eventually disappear
Pediatric neurologist, Dr. Joseph Pinter, reassures worried parents: in the vast majority of cases, tics disappear within a year.
What's for Lunch?
Pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Daniel Marks, discusses why and how you can pack nutrition into their day.
A cure for 'feeling like crap'?
OHSU Doernbecher Scientists Identify What Makes Us Feel ‘Bad’ When We’re Sick, How to Treat It. Read more
OHSU Patients, Staff Team Up to Raise Funds for Children’s Cancer Research
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute are supporting CureSearch on Saturday, August 6. Read more
Breast Milk Donations Help Save Lives
Breastfeeding moms can help critically ill children by donating excess milk. OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital opens Beaverton's first breast milk drop-off site. Read more
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation Announces New Executive Director
Mary K. Turina has been named vice president for pediatric development and executive director of the Doernbecher Foundation. Read more
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Among Top 50 in the Nation
Pediatric experts across the nation have ranked OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital one of the best in the country in eight specialties, according to U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals 2011-12. Read more
States Vary in Children's Health Care
A study from OHSU and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau show gaps in insurance duration, consistency and adequacy, and the corresponding access to health care, are lacking for many U.S. children and have a detrimental effect on their health and well-being. Read more
College Student Dedicated to Curing His Own Cancer Speaks at OHSU
On April 26, 2011, Josh Sommer shared valuable insights for individuals and patient advocacy groups wanting to expedite research breakthroughs and accelerate cures. Read more and watch it online
Kids Raise Money for Doernbecher
Liam Jaussi, 6-year-old boy and cancer survivor, has helped raise thousands for Doernbecher through Liam's $6 Club. In this video, his classmates find ways to help.
Study: New moms may let their health slip
Doernbecher doctor Fran Biagioli, M.D., encourages new parents to safeguard healthy habits while caring for children.