My desk piles up this time of year with graduation announcements from my patients, and I cherish every one of them. I look at them often, thinking of these precious young people and what a privilege it has been for me to care for them during their childhood.
My gift to all mothers on this Mother's Day is this—grace. This holiday, I hope every one of you moms will take a moment and remind yourself that you deserve praise EVERY day, not just on a day highlighted on the calendar.
I am proud to announce the launch of Eugene Pediatric Associates' redesigned website! EugenePeds.com serves as an extension of your child's medical home, and it has been a passion project of mine since the website was first launched in 2009.
An outbreak of measles, defined as 3 or more linked cases, is currently happening in Southwest Washington, where a state of emergency has been declared as the virus continues to spread. Portland, Oregon, also is reporting increasing cases. Lane County is NOT currently in a measles epidemic, although Lane County Public Health officials are on high alert and have asked medical facilities to be ready for the high potential of seeing cases in our area.