During cold and flu season, kids are more likely to be exposed to germs that cause illness. When should sick children be kept home, and when is it OK to send them to school? “We want children to go to school, so that they are learning and they’re with their peers. However, there are times when kids should really stay home from daycare and school,” says Dr. Pilar Bradshaw.
As a father, Dr. David Dorsa understands how important it is to have a good relationship with your children's physician. He chose pediatrics as his specialty because of the long-term connections he makes with his patients. "The relationship between a family and their pediatrician is a special one in medicine," he says. "Parents should feel like their pediatrician is almost a part of their family—someone who [...]
A 2019 study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that between 2009 and 2017, rates of depression rose by more than 60% among adolescents ages 14-17, and 47% among those ages 12-13. The number of children and teenagers who were seen in emergency rooms with suicidal thoughts or having attempted suicide doubled between 2007 and 2015.
This school year is starting off with a bang when it comes to illnesses going around in the community. “We’re treating kids for strep throat and there’s a viral stomach bug going around with vomiting, nausea and diarrhea,” says Dr. Pilar Bradshaw. “We’re also seeing kids with a really bad cold with congestion and coughing.”
Summer is winding down, and kids will soon head back to school. After a couple months of relaxed schedules, this transition can be a challenge for families. Taking a few proactive steps now can help get the new school year off to a smoother start.
It’s estimated that 1 in 4 women in Lane County experience depression or anxiety after having a baby. These feelings are nothing to be ashamed of, but many new moms may find it difficult to talk about or ask for help.