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Most Popular Baby Names 2013

Most Popular Baby Names 2013

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center has compiled a list of the most popular baby names of 2013. The names were assembled from a list of more than 5,100 Providence St. Vincent birth certificates. Girls’ names 1.    Emma 2.    Olivia 3.    Emily 4.    Natalie 5.    Sophia Boys’ names 1.    Jackson 2.    Noah 3.    Logan 4.    Liam 5.    Aiden Some additional items of note: ·         One in […]

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STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE DEATH OF NELSON MANDELA

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE DEATH OF NELSON MANDELA

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

THE PRESIDENT:  At his trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela closed his statement from the dock saying, “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.  I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.  It is an […]

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Nine Ways to Protect Pets From Cold Weather

Nine Ways to Protect Pets From Cold Weather

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Freezing temperatures can be dangerous to pets. The veterinary staff at DoveLewis wants to remind you that some dogs and cats aren’t conditioned to weather the severe cold, and a drop in temperatures can cause serious and even fatal health problems in very little time. “If you’re cold, your pet is probably cold too,” says […]

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Oregon among lowest in the nation for unneeded antibiotics use

Oregon among lowest in the nation for unneeded antibiotics use

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

In addition, continued misuse is leading to dangerous resistance, experts say Antibiotics are prescribed less often in Oregon than in other states, but their unnecessary use continues, and that can lead to more cases of potentially deadly drug resistance, state public health officials say. The Oregon Health Authority’s Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) program has […]

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Over 8,500 Purple Caps Donated to Local Newborns To Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

Over 8,500 Purple Caps Donated to Local Newborns To Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

More than 1,400 babies are shaken and abused as a result of a parent or caregiver becoming frustrated with an infant’s crying each year in the U.S. Research shows that frustration with a crying baby is the number one trigger for shaking and abusing infants. Shaking infants sometimes results in abusive head trauma admissions, which increased […]

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Holidays Bring Family, Community & Traditions at German American School of Portland

Holidays Bring Family, Community & Traditions at German American School of Portland

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Winters in Germany can be cold and snowy, but the traditions make it a time of warmth and light. Winter celebrates the inheritance of folk legends, the importance of charity and family and, of course, really good food. For the German American School of Portland (GSP), holiday traditions twine together the goals that GSP values […]

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Tricks & Sweets….

Tricks & Sweets….

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. Michelle Stafford, a Board Certified Pediatric Dental Specialist here in Portland offers some great tips for parents as they prepare for the candy frenzy that happens during Halloween and into the fall and winter holidays. Save candy for special occasions, like holidays and other special days! After your child indulges on any and all […]

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Trail Blazers guard to hold charitableshopping spree, autograph signing on Nov. 4

Trail Blazers guard to hold charitableshopping spree, autograph signing on Nov. 4

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

WESLEY MATTHEWS AND FRED MEYER TO HOST FOURTH ANNUAL COAT DRIVE  Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews is partnering with Fred Meyer for his fourth annual coat drive, benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area. “I’m really looking forward to continuing the tradition of providing warm coats for youth in Portland,” said Matthews. “With Fred Meyer […]

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Keeping Your Little Ghouls & Goblins Safe On Halloween

Keeping Your Little Ghouls & Goblins Safe On Halloween

| October 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Halloween is a night of the macabre, mystery and wonder for many families in the Portland metropolitan area. Parents can keep their little ghouls and themselves safe by remaining alert and conscious of the most common dangers on Halloween. Sandy Nipper, R.N., the child safety program coordinator at Randall Children’s Hospital says, “Children are hard-wired to explore, […]

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SOLVE Beach Clean Up This Weekend

SOLVE Beach Clean Up This Weekend

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wind and high seas can’t stop Oregon volunteers. Most of the beach cleanups that were postponed due to severe weather for the SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery, have been rescheduled and the last chance to participate is coming up this Saturday, October 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Beach […]

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