Doernbecher News

Iranian baby admitted to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Feb 2017

Tests confirm diagnosis and urgent need for treatment

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Third Grimm Gala Raises record-breaking $804,000 for Doernbecher Jan 2017

Funds support uncompensated costs for patients and families, including travel and lodging

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Portland Trail Blazers spread joy to Doernbecher patients Nov 2016

NBA players, coaches and cheerleaders visit Doernbecher kids

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Doernbecher Freestyle 2016 raises $1.2 million for Doernbecher Nov 2016

The Nike collection is designed by Doernbecher patients

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Credit Unions for Kids' $5 Million Commitment to the OHSU Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion Oct 2016

For three decades, Northwest credit unions' "charity of choice" has supported OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

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Doernbecher’s recent honor for Pediatric Quality highlighted Aug 2016

Windy Stevenson, M.D., speaks to the great effort in reducing radiation exposure in Doernbecher patients.

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Timing of autism diagnosis impacts treatment Aug 2016

The researchers, led by Dr. Katharine Zuckerman, a pediatrician at OHSU Doernbecher, looked at data on 722 children between the ages of 6 and 11 with autism.

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How to choose the right backpack for school Aug 2016

Matthew Halsey, M.D., offers some tips when shopping for a new backpack

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Toddler teaches Seahawks' mascot Blitz new dance moves at Doernbecher Children's Hospital Jul 2016

Blitz was in town this past weekend visiting patients like 17-month-old Avenir, who ended up showing the mascot a few new dance moves.

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Special shoe collection, including a pair of Doernbecher Freestyle shoes, prized possession for Orio Jun 2016

The Doernbecher 5 shoes were created by Isaac Arzate, a preteen basketball and baseball player who went into cardiac arrest during basketball practice.

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How girls and boys bully Jun 2016

Ajit Jetmalani, M.D., who heads up the Child and Adolescent Psychology Department at Doernbecher, weighs in

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OHSU and Nike partner for 13th annual Doernbecher Freestyle program Jun 2016

Six lucky Doernbecher patients will work with Nike designers to create limited edition, one-of-a-kind Nike footwear and apparel collections.

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Vancouver couple donates $12 million for OHSU patient housing May 2016

Gary and Christine Rood's donation will go toward building guest housing on the South Waterfront that will provide temporary housing for patients and their families who travel long distances for care.

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Kids Making Miracles 25th annual candlelight procession was held on May 13. May 2016

The procession commemorated a successful fundraising year for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

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The Davis family of Cornelius, support Doernbecher by displaying their car collection to the public May 2016

The family has donated $250,000 over 15 years by asking viewers of their car collection, “Papa’s Toys”, to make a donation to Doernbecher.

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Families needed as OHSU researchers join largest autism study in history Apr 2016

OHSU researcher Brian O’Roak, Ph.D., is looking to partner with 50,000 families across the U.S. in a new autism study called SPARK.

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Start your child’s mental stimulation early Apr 2016

OHSU physician Craigan Usher, M.D. discusses non-tech mental stimulation with your child.

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Doernbecher receives quality award for patient safety Apr 2016

Jodi Coombs, VP for Women’s and Children’s Services at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital speaks to the positive impact this award has on the institution and beyond.

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OHSU Doernbecher’s Kyle Johnson, M.D. discusses childhood sleep Apr 2016

Dr. Johnson's work highlights the effects and treatment of pediatric sleep disorders.

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OHSU Doernbecher and Nike auction off “Grimm” shoes Apr 2016

The proceeds for the auctioned shoes will benefit OHSU Doernbecher families whose children are receiving care at the hospital.

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Doernbecher becomes the dedicated children’s hospital on the West Coast to implement iMRI technology Feb 2016

Innovative technology allows OHSU Doernbecher neurosurgeons to deliver better, safer brain surgery results.

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OHSU patients join the Cosplay Workspace panel at Comic Con Feb 2016

Patients of the Child Development & Rehabilitation Center at OHSU Doernbecher, as well as other community members, hosted an interactive panel at Wizard World Comic Con to discuss their wonderfully crafted costumes.

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“Grimm Gala” Raises $386,000 for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Feb 2016

The money raised will help to provide OHSU Doernbecher patients and their families support for uncompensated travel, lodging and other services integral to their care and comfort.

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Shopping cart safety Feb 2016

Each year, an average of 21,500 children are injured in the U.S. because of falls from shopping carts Dr. Ben Hoffman, medical director, OHSU Doernbecher Tom Sargent Safety Center weighs in on shopping cart safety. 

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Portland Trailblazers players visit  OHSU Doernbecher Jan 2016

The players and Blazers mascot, Blaze, signed autographs and brought smiles to OHSU Doernbecher patients

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Lead Exposure Tied to ADHD in Kids with Gene Mutation Jan 2016

For children with a particular gene mutation, minimal exposure to lead may contribute to symptoms of ADHD according to new research by Joel Nigg, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at OHSU.

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'Facility dog' brings 'Hope' to OHSU Doernbecher Jan 2016

For nearly one full year, Hope’s gentle and calm demeanor has provided comfort and joy to the special patients, families and staff at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

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Life Lessons from the OHSU Doernbecher cancer-clinic playroom Jan 2016

Life Lessons from the OHSU Doernbecher cancer-clinic playroom OHSU Doernbecher volunteer Liberty Barnes shares her experiences with some very special patients.

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Compassionate patient gives back to OHSU Doernbecher Jan 2016

All that Braylin wanted for her 10th birthday, was to donate her gifts to other kids at OHSU Doernbecher.

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Safety is key when it comes to car seat installations Dec 2015

Researchers at OHSU Doernbecher revealed mis-use of car safety seats in infants at an alarming rate. Families should utilize resources at the OHSU Tom Sargent Safety Center, and across the community, to ensure proper installation, use of these important safety devices.

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OHSU Doernbecher recognized for contributions to brain health and education Dec 2015

Dr. Ajit Jetmalani and the OHSU Doernbecher Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry named a “Shining Star” by The Flawless Foundation

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The Portland Business Journal revealed the rankings for Oregon’s Most Admired Companies of 2015 Dec 2015

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital earned the #2 spot in the healthcare category.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives Oregon provider $3M Dec 2015

The $3 million grant, given by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will help Dr. David Lewinsohn, at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, study tuberculosis.

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Borlaug foundation raises $1M to endow a new professorship at OHSU Dec 2015

The $1 million gift raised by the Borlaug foundation will help create an endowed professorship and lay the groundwork for the first dedicated pediatric immunology program in Oregon and southwest Washington.

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The link between autism and obesity Nov 2015

An OHSU driven study, published in the journal Pediatrics, is the latest to find that children with autism are more likely to be overweight or obese than their peers.

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2015 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection Revealed! Nov 2015

Six unique, limited-edition shoes and apparel pieces designed by OHSU Doernbecher patients in collaboration with Nike designers and developers were unveiled and auctioned on Oct. 23, 2015. Since 2004, the Doernbecher Freestyle program has raised $13.8 million dollars for OHSU Doernbecher.  

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'Grimm' visits OHSU Doernbecher Oct 2015

Cast members of NBC’s hit television show brighten the day for young patients and their families.

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Is your child ready to eliminate mid-day naps? Oct 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Super provides tips for transitioning to nap-free living.

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OHSU Doernbecher to become the first children’s hospital in Oregon to offer iMRI Sep 2015

Interoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) technology will allow neurosurgeons at OHSU Doernbecher to more safely and completely remove difficult brain tumors, epilepsy lesions and more.

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OHSU receives NIH funding to study the effects alcohol, marijuana on the adolescent brain Sep 2015

OHSU Doernbecher named one of 13 research sites across the nation; research aims to answer questions about normal brain development and risk markers for substance abuse and mental illness.

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Dr. Bill Chang awarded $250,00 Grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels Sep 2015

Funding will support research to advance the treatment of childhood leukemia.

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Doernbecher Foundation appoints new members to its board Jul 2015

The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation board of directors, comprised of business, civic and philanthropic leaders, has appointed five new members.

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Cambia Health Donates $4 million to Doernbecher Jul 2015

Cambia Health Foundation gave a $4 million grant to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation in support of the Knight Cancer Challenge. Specifically, the funds will support innovation in Pediatric Palliative Care.

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Nike “What the Doernbecher” Auction Raises over $100,000 Jul 2015

To celebrate the culmination of the 11th year of the Doernbecher Freestyle Program, Nike and OHSU Doernbecher auctioned off 11 pairs of a special "What The Doernbecher" shoes featuring design elements from all 13 of the program’s SB designs. The auction raised over $100,000 in support of the hospital.

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Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Welcomes Hope Apr 2015

Hope, a 2-year-old English Cream Golden Retriever, has joined Doernbecher as Chief Canine Officer. She will help provide comfort and companionship to families and children battling serious illness.

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'Bots' help kids cope at Doernbecher Feb 2015

Portland artist Gary Hirsch created Brave Bots to help kids overcome fear during treatment.

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Grimm Gala raises more than $310,000 for Doernbecher Feb 2015

You don’t need supernatural abilities to raise money for children in need, and the cast of “Grimm” recently proved that they’re adept at fundraising even without their characters’ special skills.

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Reducing Medical Errors Nov 2014

Improved communication among health-care providers during shift changes reduced injuries due to medical errors by 30 percent, according to a federally funded, multicenter study.

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Nike, Doernbecher and six young patient-designers present the 2014 Freestyle Collection Nov 2014

Six one-of-a-kind shoes and apparel pieces designed by OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital patients in collaboration with Nike designers and developers revealed

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Learning to Cope with Teenage Stress Oct 2014

Anna Wilson, Ph.D., leads 'mindful studies' class at Wilson High School students learn to cope with teenage stress

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Most families are installing their car seats improperly, according to new study led by Ben Hoffman, Oct 2014

Study finds incorrect use of car seats widespread among parents taking newborns home from hospital.

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Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation hires new leader Jun 2014

The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation has hired Jim Ervin as the foundation’s executive director. Ervin began his new job June 2.

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Five-year-old Corvallis girl is seizure-free with ketogenic diet Apr 2014

OHSU Doernbecher pediatric neurologist Dr. Carter Wray prescribes high-fat diet after medications fail, surgery could not correct epilepsy.

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Depression in tweens and teens: What parents can do to help Mar 2014

Doernbecher psychiatrist Dr. Keith Cheng provides tips for parents concerned about depression in their middle-schoolers.

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Whole-food snacks that kids can prepare themselves Feb 2014

Registered dietician April Mitsch says zucchini and other quick breads make healthy snacks and are good one-bowl recipes for kids to make.

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Dr. Charles Keller awarded $250K to combat childhood muscle cancer Feb 2014

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation supports Dr. Keller's research into childhood soft tissue sarcoma.

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New research on chronic pain Jan 2014

Doernbecher psychiatrist, Anna Wilson, M.D., discusses research showing that adolescents whose parents suffer from chronic pain may be more likely to develop ongoing pain too.

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Young Tualatin designer joins Nike's creative team Dec 2013

Jake Dering, 9, of Tualatin was one of seven Doernbecher patients chosen to design a pair of athletic shoes for the 2013 Nike Doernbecher Frestyle Collection.

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Photos: Nike Doernbecher designers launch 2013 collection Dec 2013

OHSU Doernbecher patient-designers were at Nike Portland on Saturday to sign autographs and share their inspiring stories of triumph over serious illness.

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Warning for parents: Why bulky winter coats and car seats don't mix Dec 2013

Bulky winter coats can pose a serious threat by creating too much space in between your child’s body and the harness itself.

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Lifesaving flu drugs fall in use in children Dec 2013

A new study shows prompt use of antiviral medications like Tamiflu or Relenza can save the lives of flu-stricken children in intensive care units — yet the drugs are being used less frequently than they once were.

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Beaverton twins design shoes for Nike Nov 2013

Twins Kate and Kira Smith of Beaverton both brought their unique styles to the 2013 Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection.

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Bottle-Feeding May Raise Risk of Stomach Obstruction in Infants Oct 2013

Doernbecher's Ben Hoffman, M.D., says pediatricians and parents will benefit by knowing more about hypertrophic pyloric stenosis which occurs in 1 in 1,000 infants.

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Car Seat Safety Oct 2013

Without car seat installation help, many families can not figure out how to install them correctly.

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For kids, gunshot wounds are worst kind of injury Oct 2013

A new study finds gunshot injuries in children are disproportionately more severe, deadly and costly than any other source of childhood injury. More

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Nike Releases 2013 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection Oct 2013

Shoes and apparel pieces designed by OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital patients in collaboration with Nike designers and developers are revealed.

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Portland mom raises money for cancer studies Oct 2013

Inspired by her daughters and a breast cancer diagnosis, a Northeast Portland Mom is on a mission to raise money for medical research.

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What Doernbecher has in common with the Sydney Opera House Oct 2013

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers named Doernbecher Hospital one of 14 major building engineering achievements of the past century.

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Nike’s 2013 Doernbecher Collection (Updated Release Date) Sep 2013

Doernbecher Freestyle is a partnership between Doernbecher and Nike in which young patients design limited-edition Nike footwear (and for the first time, apparel pieces) and proceeds help support the hospital.

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Doernbecher awarded $250,000 from Hyundai Hope on Wheels Sep 2013

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Portland-area Hyundai dealers have awarded OHSU Doernbecher a $250,000 Hyundai Hope Grant for pediatric cancer research.

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Guide to choosing the best backpacks for kids Sep 2013

Doernbecher pediatrician, Ben Hoffman, M.D., shares practical considerations in mind while shopping for this essential back-to-school gear.

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Parent to parent: How much screen time is too much for your kids? Aug 2013

Dr. Craigan Usher, pediatric psychiatrist at OHSU Doernbecher, discusses heath concerns of screen time for the development of children, teenagers, and families.

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Another Doernbecher Freestyle Fan Favorite Released Aug 2013

Shelby Lee's Nike Free Run 2 is the fourth shoe to be rereleased in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Doernbecher Freestyle's 10th anniversary.

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Doernbecher Children's Hospital specialist wins keukemia-fighting grant Jul 2013

The St. Baldrick's Foundation has awarded Dr. Peter Kurre a $100,000 grant to pursue his lab's findings that leukemia cells release material that essentially reprograms bone marrow, boosting resistance to leukemia-fighting drugs.

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High blood pressure on the rise among American kids Jul 2013

Dr. David Rozansky, pediatric nephrologist at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, encourages good habits, regular blood pressure checks.

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MarijuanaTips for parents on talking about marijuana with kids JULY 2013

Michael Harris, head of pediatric psychology at OHSU Institute on Development and Disability at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, offers advice for starting conversations about marijuana with your kids.

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2013 Doernbecher Freestyle Limited ReleaseDoernbecher Freestyle Pre-Heat: 10 Classics Re-released  JULY 2013

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Doernbecher Freestyle remarkable milestone, Nike is releasing five classic styles in the weeks leading up to the unveiling of the 2013 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection.

MotorcyclesMotorcycle ride raises cash for kids JUNE 2013

The 11th annual Unions for Kids motorcycle poker run donated a record $64,000 to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

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Tour Des ChutesNonprofit to help kids with cancer JUNE 2013

A new pediatric foundation will receive funds from Tour des Chutes, assist families of children with cancer with the non-medical costs associated with travel to Portland (Doernbecher and elsewhere for treatment) during pediatric cancer treatment.

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US News Best Children's HospitalsOHSU Doernbecher ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals JUNE 2013

Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital ranks among the best children’s hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals. Learn more

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Dr. Pereira at OHSUJaime Beutler shares diagnosis, raises awareness for Potter's Syndrome June 2013

Dr. Pereira at OHSU answers questions about this rare condition which inhibits normal lung development because of underdeveloped kidneys.

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Boy and dadWhen kids pose a danger for their parents MAY 2013

Doernbecher's Ben Hoffman talks about the jabs, bites, head-butts and kicks that kids sometimes inflict on their caregivers, usually parents.

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Ajit JetmalaniAlbany bomb plot brings attention to PANDAS, a controversial form of OCD MAY 2013

PANDAS – pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with strep — is a rare psychological disorder brought on by bacterial infection.

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Alaska TeenClass of '13: Service senior didn't let tumor define experience MAY 2013

Karly Norton, an Alaska teen, shares the story of her brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and recovery - and how that affected her high school experience.

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Heart SmartsSix keys to a healthy heart MAY 2013

OHSU ob/gyn doctor, Amy Cantor, M.D., encourages every woman to take steps to maintain a healthy heart.

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Fish cansNutrition tips, information for pregnant women and kids MAY 2013

OHSU's Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., discusses the Pregnancy Plate and other tips for moms-to-be and children.

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PregnancyVitamin C may prevent lung problems in babies born to pregnant smokers MAY 2013

Infants born to women who took vitamin C during pregnancy had less wheezing in first year of life. More

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Marriott Residence InnHousing solution for families of seriously ill children announced APRIL 2013

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oregon and Southwest Washington, and OHSU Doernbecher announce interim solution for families traveling to Portland for medical care. More

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My Pregnancy Plate - prenatal nutrition guide from OHSU'My Pregnancy Plate' helps moms-to-be with nutrition APRIL 2013

OHSU nutritionist, Christie Naze, R.D., C.D.E., shares practical food tips for moms-to-be and information on the new My Pregnancy Plate. More

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Ketogenic Diet StoryHigh-fat ketogenic diet helps 4-year-old keep seizures at bay APRIL 2013

Working with Dr. Carter Wray’s, pediatric neurologist at Doernbecher, one family finds incredible success controlling seizures with a strict ketogenic diet.

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Matt RabinowitzInnovator Matt Rabinowitz Sifts Gene Data for Healthy Pregnancies APRIL 2013

Cori Feist, a genetic counselor at Oregon Health & Science University, and others discuss the benefits and limitations of new genetic testing options.

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Standing togetherStanding Together APRIL 2013

A Halsey man helps a 12-year-old coping with an uncommon form of cancer.

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Beating obesityBeating Obesity APRIL 2013

Dr. Daniel Marks, pediatric endocrinologist at Oregon Health & Science University, worries about “the unbelievable increase in consumption of simple sugars” and animal fats.

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Baby CryingTips for coping with your crying newborn APRIL 2013

All babies go through this period of crying as part of normal infant development, but some babies cry more than others. Read more

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Bedwetting ToolsBedwetting in kids well past diapers: Tips for Parents APRIL 2013

Erin Anderson, M.D., Doernbecher urologist, recommends a trip to the pediatrician to rule out any medical or physiological reasons for bedwetting.

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Bone Doctor at OHSU DoernbecherKids and chiropractic: What parents should know MARCH 2013

Doernbecher's Ben Hoffman, M.D., suggests parents considering a chiropractor "to think very carefully" and make sure the chiropractor has proper training.

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Dr. Nagel at OHSU DoernbecherMental illness: A difficult diagnosis with sometimes deadly consequences MARCH 2013

Dr. Nagel, and Dr. Jetmalani, and other experts discuss mental illness in children and what can be done to keep more kids safe.

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BrothersLiving with Hurler Syndrome: 'All three of my boys are eventually going to pass' FEB 2013

After years of being misdiagnosed, OHSU Doernbecher's Dr. Cary Harding diagnosed Laura Browns' three boys with a rare genetic diseases called Hurler Syndrome.

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FamilyFamily inspires collaboration between cardiac specialists in Oregon, China FEB 2013

OHSU Doernbecher pediatric cardiology team mends hearts of three Chinese children adopted by Portland family.

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FireSanitizer, olive oil, static electricity blamed in fire FEB 2013

A very unusual combined set of circumstances resulted a young girl getting burned at a Portland hospital, the state fire marshal said Wednesday.

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Markus Grompe at OHSUOHSU first to grow, transplant liver stem cells with demonstrated therapeutic benefit FEB 2013

New mouse research in Nature raises hope that human liver stem cells can be similarly grown, transplanted. More

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Potty TrainingTips for handling delayed toilet training FEB 2013

Less stress is best says Doernbecher urology nurse practitioner, Erin Anderson, N.P. Delayed toilet training, while inconvenient and frustrating to parents, is common and rarely a sign of a deeper medical problem.

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SiblingsSibling rivalry: Encouraging the victor and the vanquished FEB 2013

Margaret Cary, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry shares ideas for parents handling sibling rivalry.

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Ronald McDonald HouseRonald McDonald House near Doernbecher will close its doors July 1 JAN 2013

The Ronald McDonald House near OHSU will close July 1, 2013. OHSU is working on a long-term solution to best serve the needs of all its patient families.

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Stephen Back at OHSU DoernbecherNew hope for helping children born prematurely JAN 2013

Research conducted at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital challenges long-held belief that low blood flow to the premature brain necessarily kills brain cells. More

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Portland Monthly Top Docs 2013Portland Monthly Names 26 Doernbecher Providers as Top Doctors of Portland JAN 2013

Portland Monthly's eighth annual Top Docs and Nurses recognizes outstanding medical professionals in many specialties. On the list are 112 OHSU providers and 26 providers at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

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Autism InformationAutism Concerns? Advice and resources for parents and others JAN 2013

Dr. Kevin Senn of the Autism Program at Doernbecher Children's Hospital and other experts share suggested resources for parents concerned about autism.

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