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Mumps Outbreak Spreads to Oregon

2017-07-07T21:43:00+00:00January 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

2017-07-07T21:43:29+00:00October 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

2017-07-07T21:43:35+00:00October 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?

2017-08-04T20:37:58+00:00September 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 [...]

How to Identify Common Rashes from Chickenpox to Roseola

2020-01-06T19:11:06+00:00September 6th, 2016|Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

Rashes and skin irritations are a typical part of childhood and are generally not a cause for concern. Most symptoms are innocuous and will disappear within a few days, but the worry is real for concerned parents who may fear the worst. Here are some of the most common rashes that affect children ages 1-15, with [...]

Back to School: A Pediatrician’s Tips for a Great Year

2017-08-04T20:57:31+00:00September 1st, 2016|Pediatric Resources|

The back to school season typically includes shopping for the latest and greatest clothes and shoes to ensure your child looks stylish from day one. But what about his health? We recommend that parents schedule well child visits with the family pediatrician before sports tryouts and classes begin. Read on to learn why the pediatricians at [...]

Sunscreen and Other Skin Protection Tips for Kids

2017-07-07T21:44:10+00:00July 14th, 2016|Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

Now that summer is here in full effect, your kids are probably very excited about getting outside as much as possible and enjoying the beautiful weather. Playing outside and being physically active is great for kids but it's important to ensure your child is properly protected from too much sun exposure when they head outdoors. Even [...]

Croup: When to Call the Pediatrician

2017-08-04T21:30:42+00:00May 17th, 2016|Pediatric Resources|

Croup generally starts out as the common cold. However, your child may eventually develop the “croup cough”, which is much louder and sounds almost like a bark. In most cases, the croup cough will get worse at night. This usually leads to other croup symptoms like agitation, anxiety, and crying, as the child loses sleep because [...]

Is It a Cold or Allergies? When to Come to the Clinic

2017-08-04T21:56:21+00:00April 11th, 2016|Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

Is it a seasonal cold or something more serious? It can be difficult to decide when it’s necessary to take your child to the doctor, especially for first-time parents. During springtime specifically, it can be tricky to determine whether your child is suffering from cold or allergy symptoms, and if their symptoms require medical attention. Here’s [...]

Indoor and Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

2017-08-04T22:07:01+00:00January 12th, 2016|Pediatric Resources|

Here in Oregon, winter comes with shorter—and rainier—days. But you and the kids don’t have to stay cooped up until spring arrives. Instead, consider these fun winter activities for kids. Given the weather, sometimes it’s not realistic to recommend outdoor activities for your kids. Still, you don’t have to settle for vegging out all day. Contrary [...]