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Keeping Kids Healthy During Holiday Travel

December 22nd, 2017|Pediatric Resources, Safety|

Airplanes can be a breeding ground for germs, especially when you’re traveling with curious toddlers. While there’s no way to ensure that your kids won’t get sick after traveling on an airplane, this healthy traveling checklist can help: Get Your Flu Shots Regardless of whether you’re traveling for the holidays, if you want to keep your [...]

When & How to Choose a Pediatrician for Your Newborn

November 7th, 2017|Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

Babies visit the doctor a lot in the first year of life, which is why it’s so important to find a pediatrician you like and trust. Read our advice on choosing a pediatrician for your newborn below. When Do You Choose a Pediatrician? You’ll want to select a pediatrician for your baby before you deliver. The [...]

How to Assemble a First Aid Kit for Youth Sports

September 7th, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Youth sports have many benefits for children of all ages. Motor skills, social skills, and discipline are all developed when playing a team sport. Plus, it’s one of the best ways to get kids excited about exercise. As with all physical activity, there are some risks involved which is why we recommend you always have a [...]

Appendicitis or Tummy Ache: How to Tell the Difference

September 1st, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Children often complain about tummy aches for a wide variety of reasons, from mild sickness to nervousness about going back to school. In case their stomach pain does have a more serious cause, it’s important to know when it’s time to take them to the pediatrician. Continue reading for warning signs of appendicitis in children, so [...]

New CDC Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine

July 5th, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Vaccinations are an important part of protecting your children from all kinds of diseases from Chickenpox to Tuberculosis. Most vaccines are given in the first year of life, but some, require booster shots in later years and others, like the HPV vaccine, aren’t recommended until later in adolescence. In this blog, we’ll cover the HPV vaccine [...]

Understanding and Treating Sensory Processing Disorder

April 20th, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Sensory Processing Disorder, also known as Sensory Integration Disorder, is a condition that causes the brain to be overly sensitive or under sensitive to stimuli. The symptoms of the disorder can vary greatly from one child to the next. At Woodburn Pediatric, we’ve worked with many parents and occupational therapists to help children with sensory processing [...]

Mumps Outbreak Spreads to Oregon

January 27th, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Mumps may not be very common in the United States thanks to our stringent vaccine program, but the latter part of 2016 saw a national outbreak that affected 46 states and the District of Columbia. An outbreak of Mumps in Oregon has people worried, especially parents of children who have not yet completed their full MMR vaccine schedule. The doctors at Woodburn [...]

Everything You Should Know About the Zika Virus in Oregon

October 24th, 2016|Pediatric Resources|

Turn on the news and you’re bound to see a story about the Zika Virus and its spread across countries and continents. But how prevalent is the Zika virus in Oregon? What are the means of transmission? Is a vaccine in the works? We know you have many questions, so the staff at Woodburn Pediatrics has gathered the latest, [...]

Antibiotic Resistance is a Growing Problem

October 21st, 2016|Pediatric Resources|

Colds, sore throats, ear infections and even urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common illnesses that children face. Unfortunately, the over-prescription of antibiotics to heal these ailments and the improper use of these medicines at home has led to a growing worldwide problem of antibiotic resistance that leaves children at risk. In an effort to keep you and your [...]

How Much Screen Time is Too Much for Children?

September 23rd, 2016|Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

Smartphones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, HDTVs – technology is a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives. Adults live and breathe by these devices, using them for work and play. But what about children? How much screen time for kids is safe? Tablets can help children learn, and e-readers provide unprecedented access to books. Laptops are great for on-the-go [...]