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Dodging Sports Injuries

Dodging Sports Injuries

Participation in youth sports is on the rise, and so are sports injuries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 30 million children and teens participate in youth sports in the United States. The Journal of Athletic Training estimates that more than 3.5 million children under 14 years of age […]

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Leading the Healthy Living Movement

Leading the Healthy Living Movement

The sunny daylight I’ve enjoyed during my early-morning summer walks is starting to fade. As the days get shorter and school starts, I realize that the challenges of balancing work and family demands are starting to ramp up again! Here comes the line-up: budget forecasting, strategic planning, almost weekly out-of-town travel, a busy season for […]

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Frozen Donor Eggs & Pregnancy

Frozen Donor Eggs & Pregnancy

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

For one in eight couples in the U.S., infertility is a challenge standing in the way of having a family. Women who pursue motherhood later in life or who have undergone cancer treatment may discover that they do not have healthy, viable eggs with which to have a family. For these women, a donor egg […]

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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 | 1 Comment

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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