2011 Doernbecher News

Choosing ToysHow to choose toys that help your child learn and grow DEC 2011

Doernbecher's Dr. Benjamin Hoffman encourages parents to choose toys that spur imagination and exercise.

As featured in: US News and World Report

Girl in the SnowHoliday safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center DEC 2011

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

Dr. Valvano talks to Katu NewsExperts say strangers are not the biggest danger to children DEC 2011

Doernbecher's Dr. Thomas Valvano shares expert guidance on how parents can help protect their children form sexual abuse.

As featured in: KATU News

Flu Vaccines at DoernbecherFREE FLU VACCINE Available FOR Doernbecher PATIENTS, PARENTS AND FAMILIES DEC 2011

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

Holiday Fun at DoernbecherCommunity Groups Bring Holiday Cheer to OHSU Doernbecher Families DEC 2011

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

Kids and School BusHealth Care, Home, School Differ for Children With Special Health Care Needs DEC 2011

New report is the first to compare health and well-being of children with special health care needs to children without. Read more

As featured in: The Lund Report Medical Xpress

Doernbecher Radiothon With The Wolf 99.5: Dec 8-999.5 The Wolf Hosts Radiothon to Benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital DEC 2011

11th annual “Hunt for a Cure” radiothon will broadcast live from OHSU Doernbecher Dec. 8 and 9. Read more

As featured in: The Columbian

Fire preventionOHSU Researchers Partner With Women Firefighters to Protect Children NOV 2011

Children younger than 5 are particularly vulnerable to fire- and heat-related injury and trauma in the home. New safety videos aiming to prevent childbhood injuries are online at safemoms.org, in English and Spanish. Read more

Muscle kidLoss of Weight Associated With Chronic Illness May Soon Have First Treatment NOV 2011

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

Teen at computerHeavy Facebook use may lower your child's grades NOV 2011

Doernbecher psychiatrist, Keith Cheng, weighs in on Facebook and how it may be impacting your child's grades.

As featured in: KATU News

12t MRI at OHSU DoernbecherHigh-Field MRI in Developing Brain Reveals Previously Undetectable Injuries NOV 2011

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

Medical Xpress March of Dimes Science Newsline Medicine Biomechanism.com

Halloween at DoernbecherOHSU Doernbecher Ensures Patients, Families Don't Miss Halloween Fun OCT 2011

OHSU Doernbecher’s Child Life Program threw an all-Doernbecher Halloween bash featuring a costume parade, trick-or-treating and a cupcake party patients and families to enjoy. Read more


Dating tip for single parents: Go slow when it comes to introducing the kids OCT 2011

Child psychologist, Dr. Michael Harris, shares his advice on how to deal with dating when they’ve got kids.

As featured in: Oregon Live

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.

See “Living With the Cure,” on pages 47 - 49

Nike Doernbecher FreestyleNike 2011 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection Unveiled OCT 2011

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.

As featured in:  Examiner

PregnancyResearch Forefront: Fetal Origins of Obestity and Disease SEP 2011

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

As featured in: Oregon Live  Portland Tribune  Science Daily News Logo

MaleaSeaside toddler, Malea Fox, continues to recover (and inspire) SEP 2011

Malea Fox continues to recover from the blood infection meningococcemia. The disease almost took her life three months ago.

As featured in:  Seaside Signal

Dad and boyWhen it comes to childhood tics, most eventually disappear SEP 2011

Pediatric neurologist, Dr. Joseph Pinter, reassures worried parents: in the vast majority of cases, tics disappear within a year.

As featured in: Oregon Live

Lunch Sack and AppleWhat's for Lunch? SEP 2011

Pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Daniel Marks, discusses why and how you can pack nutrition into their day.

As featured in:  The Register Guard

Tired ChildA cure for 'feeling like crap'? AUG 2011

OHSU Doernbecher Scientists Identify What Makes Us Feel ‘Bad’ When We’re Sick, How to Treat It. Read more

As featured in:  The Oregonian  Health Canal Smart Planet Dvice

Baby 39-40 weeksOHSU and Other Hospitals Agree: "Healthy Babies Are Worth The Wait"  AUG 2011

OHSU is one of 17 Oregon hospitals have come together to agree to put a “hard stop” on elective non-medically necessary inductions and C-sections before 39 weeks gestation by September 1, 2011.

As featured in:  Portland Tribune  OPB News March of Dimes

OHSU Pediatric Cancer TeamOHSU Patients, Staff Team Up to Raise Funds for Children’s Cancer Research JULY 2011

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute are supporting CureSearch on Saturday, August 6. Read more

You can help: CureSearch for Children's Cancer

Two pregnant women at OHSUOHSU effort aims to reduce the number of cesarean section births JULY 2011

OHSU hospital is one of a handful nationwide that allows planned vaginal breech births, encourages VBACs and has implemented practices it hopes will result in fewer surgical deliveries.

As featured in: Oregon Live 

Breast Milk DonationBreast Milk Donations Help Save Lives JULY 2011

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

As featured in: Channel 6 KOIN  Oregon Live

Doernbecher Foundation: Mary TurinaDoernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation Announces New Executive Director JULY 2011

Mary K. Turina has been named vice president for pediatric development and executive director of the Doernbecher Foundation. Read more

As featured in:  Portland Business Journal The Lund Report

Doernbecher - One of the Nation's Best Children's HospitalsOHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Among Top 50 in the Nation MAY 2011

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

As featured in:  Portland Business Journal OregonLive

Pediatric CareStates Vary in Children's Health Care MAY 2011

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

As Featured in:  Health Canal  Medical News Today Salem News

Camping LampSurvival Skills MAY 2011

Children with cancer learn outdoor lifesaving techniques during a one-day survival camp near Noti, Oregon.

As featured in:  The Register Guard

Child PlayingWhen Your Child Lies by Omission MAY 2011

Michael Harris, director of child psychology at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and Jennifer Connor-Smith , a clinical psychologist in Southwest Portland, share tips for parents.

As featured in:  Oregon Live

OHSU Employees Supporting Cancer ResearchOHSU/Doernbecher ‘Razor Heads’ Go Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research MAY 2011

Nurses, physicians and staff at Oregon Health & Science University — four women and five men — will shave their heads in support of children with cancer as part of the annual Portland St. Baldrick's event. Read more

HandsYou Do What You Have to Do APR 2011

A family from Hawaii talks about moving to Oregon while one of their three daughters is undergoing cancer care at Doernbecher.

As featured in:  The Oregonian

Josh SommerCollege Student Dedicated to Curing His Own Cancer Speaks at OHSU APR 2011

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 Run for DoernbecherCedar Mill students put on 'Samrock Run' to help classmate Sam Day, Doernbecher MARCH 2011

A community rallies to help their friend and others at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

As featured in:  Oregon Live

OHSULocal teen bonds with 'statistically perfect' marrow donor MARCH 2011

A St. Louis man is a statistically perfect match – chances are estimated to be one in 100,000 – for a girl in need of bone marrow at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

As featured in:  The Daily News

Liam InspiresKids Raise Money for Doernbecher APR 2011

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.

As featured in:  Fox 12 Oregon

Mom and ChildStudy: New moms may let their health slip APR 2011

Doernbecher doctor Fran Biagioli, M.D., encourages new parents to safeguard healthy habits while caring for children.

As featured in:  CNN News
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