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.
Potty training is a big milestone for kids and for parents. But not all children are ready to train at the same age. Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, parents need to understand that potty training is a process that often takes weeks, months or longer. You may be eager to potty train your child, but success depends on when your child is ready.
Eugenepeds.com has won several national awards, most recently the 2019 Internet Advertising Competition’s award for Best Healthcare Provider Website. What Dr. Bradshaw is most proud of is that her practice’s website is rich in evidence-based information, and it’s been accessed by parents in every state in the U.S. and 97 countries around the world.