2010-2011 Doernbecher News

Doernbecher Autism EventWhy Is the Tram Tower Blue? Doernbecher Shines a Light on Autism April 2011

Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is participating in a unique global awareness initiative to shine a light on autism as a growing public health crisis. Read more

Doernbecher Cancer BreakthroughOHSU Doernbecher Scientists Work to Overcome Drug Resistance in a Childhood Cancer With Low Survival Rates MARCH 2011

OHSU scientists offer a promising new approach to overcoming drug resistance in children with an extremely aggressive childhood muscle cancer known as alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Read more

As featured in: BiospaceScience Daily News   Fierce Biotech  Health Canal 

Kids playing soccerStudy: Kids don’t get enough exercise playing team sports FEB 2011

Doernbecher's Dr. Barbara Long explains, "Thinking about movement should be kind of like brushing your teeth. You wouldn’t think about going a day, I hope, without brushing your teeth.”

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Sarcoma slide from OHSUScientists Discover Cell of Origin for Childhood Muscle Cancer FEB 2011

Knowing the genetic and cellular origins of cancers helps clinicians design specific therapies that work best for each individual cancer. Read more

As featured in: PhysOrg.com  Oncology Journal  Health Canal Science Daily News

Surgeon at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland OregonPediatric cardiac team fixes complex heart problems without open-heart surgery FEB 2011

Doernbecher is the first center in the region and one of a handful in the nation to implant a pulmonary heart valve without open-heart surgery. Read more

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ToddlersWhen tantrums strike JAN 2011

Dr. Ajit Jetmalani, director of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at OHSU shares some ideas for handling toddler meltdowns.

 As featured on: Oregon Live Logo

Child SleepingHow to respond to a sleepwalking child JAN 2011

Sleepwalking is very common among children. Pediatric sleep specialist Holger Link, M.D., provides tips for parents.

 As featured on: Oregon Live Logo

Surgical RobotDoernbecher is first in Oregon to perform robotic surgery in children DEC 2010

Robotic surgery means less pain, faster recovery, smaller incisions and more precise and delicate suturing.

As featured on:   Channel 6 KOIN

StrollerAre strollers contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic? NOV 2010

Doernbecher pediatric endocrinologist Bruce Boston, M.D., says "strollers are one small part of the bigger problem."

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Research at OHSUSecond phase of groundbreaking clinical trial for batten disease launched OCT 2010

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital will lead the next phase of a landmark clinical trial for this rare, currently fatal disease. Read more

As featured in:  Portland Tribune GlobeNewswire  e! Science News
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