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For the Love of Birth

For the Love of Birth

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Giving birth is one of the most sacred times in a woman’s life. It’s also one of the most personal and intimate, with every single birth unique in its own way. Jennifer Gallardo, founder and owner of Andaluz Waterbirth Center, not only recognizes and appreciates the beauty of childbirth, she also devotes her life to […]

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Men’s Health Reminders

Men’s Health Reminders

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve seen the ads: from pills that bestow the libido of a jack rabbit, to television spots shaming you into wondering if you have low testosterone, there’s clearly a pharmaceutical industry–driven campaign to get men thinking about their vitality. However, instead of worrying about mysterious, even illusionary, new ailments, doctors tell their male patients that […]

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The Ties that Bind: Helping Tongue-tied Babies Nurse

The Ties that Bind: Helping Tongue-tied Babies Nurse

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Even during the chaotic bliss that I experienced while welcoming my son into the world, I noticed it almost immediately. With his mouth wide open and testing out those vocal chords for the very first time, my little Ender was giving me a perfect view of his tethered lingual frenulum. In other words, he was […]

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Running for Grace

Running for Grace

Portland is a fabulous city if you like to participate in runs and walks that help great causes. On May 18, thousands of parents will lace up their running shoes for the Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon, to support organizations making tremendous differences for the children in our community. We want you to meet one […]

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Should You Bank Your Baby’s Cord Blood?

Should You Bank Your Baby’s Cord Blood?

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Five days before her first birthday, Peyton Connelly had been crankier and sleepier than usual. When her mom, Shelly, went to retrieve Peyton from her crib after a lengthy nap, “Peyton stood up and fell over,” Shelly says. Alarmed, Shelly and her husband, Travis, 32, took their toddler to the local hospital. There, they were […]

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Searching for Signs of Bulimia

Searching for Signs of Bulimia

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jennifer had noticed a recent change in her daughter Kylie since Kylie’s 13th birthday. Kylie was once a rambunctious child who loved rough and tumble games with her two big brothers, a child who was seldom afraid to speak her mind. But lately, Kylie had become more withdrawn and touchy. Jennifer noticed that she was […]

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A Lucky Run: Shamrock Shares Dreams

A Lucky Run: Shamrock Shares Dreams

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Even with 35,000 openings, chances are that all the slots for Portland’s popular 36th Annual adidas Shamrock Run on March 16 will be taken by the time you read this. However, University of Portland student Alex Fleming claimed her spot early. She has been preparing to run in the 5-kilometer race for OHSU’s Doernbecher Children’s […]

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Back to the Gym

Back to the Gym

| December 27, 2013 | 7 Comments

It’s the late ’70s. I’ve had two adorable girls within 20 months of each other and it’s time to get back to the sweatbox. I mean the gym. The booming beat of “Y-M-C-A” blasts through the door from the aerobics class and hangs in the air; exit three slim beauties in trendy workout attire. “I […]

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Outwit Your Appetite

Outwit Your Appetite

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever polished off an entire bowl of potato chips while chit-chatting at a party, or plowed through a basket of tortilla chips before your entrée arrives, you might think you have little control over your appetite. Yet research shows that the drive to eat often doesn’t have much to do with actual hunger. […]

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My Diagnosis

My Diagnosis

| December 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

This was my fourth visit to the doctor’s office in a month, and it still smelled like hand sanitizer and sweat. As I followed my mom to that room, 309, I wondered, “What could be so important to Mom that she had to pull me out of school again? She NEVER does that!” I reached […]

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