Eugene Pediatric Associates is now offering pediatric care, lactation support and mental and behavioral health services to families in our community through telemedicine visits. Following the governor’s executive order for people to stay home during this national emergency, this new option for care allows pediatricians and other providers to see patients and answer questions while the family remains safe in the comfort of their home.
Migraine headaches can begin at any age. It’s estimated that about 10% of children between 5-15 years old and up to 28% of teens experience migraines. “I think migraine in little kids is often underdiagnosed because, as a society, we generally don’t recognize that 5, 6, 7, 8-year-olds can experience these types of painful episodes,” says Dr. Pilar Bradshaw. “Sometimes, kids have a migraine in association with certain triggers.”
Little Hands Can started five years ago when two local moms were looking for opportunities to teach their kids about the value of helping others. At the time, most volunteer opportunities had age restrictions that did not allow small children to participate. The Little Hands Can program helps families teach their children that no matter their age, helping others is important.
Getting your children to clean up around the house can be challenging, but assigning them chores is one of the most important things you can do to help them learn responsibility and important life skills, starting from a young age.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that so far this season, there have been at least 15 million cases of the flu, 140,000 people have been hospitalized, and more than 8,000 have died from the virus, including more than 50 children. The majority of confirmed flu cases have been caused by a B strain of influenza.
Support is now just a text away for new parents experiencing postpartum depression or other perinatal mood disorders. Eugene Pediatric Associates has partnered with WellMama to launch a text support program that is accessible 24/7. Parents needing help can text the word “Support” to 541-525-0495.