The Pacific Northwest is home to a variety of year-round pollens—from trees and grass in the spring and summer, to weeds and molds in the fall and winter. Those allergy triggers can make children and adults who experience seasonal allergies quite miserable.
The majority of kids ages 12-17 who receive the COVID-19 vaccine experience mild to no side effects, but cases of heart inflammation, known as myocarditis, have been reported in a small percentage of teens and young adults.
Drowning remains the leading cause of unintentional death in children who are 4 years old and younger. As summer heats up in western Oregon and more people enjoy water activities, Dr. Pilar Bradshaw encourages families to take precautions to reduce the risk of drowning.
It’s important to drink plenty of water, especially during the summer months when outdoor temperatures rise. If your children are playing sports or involved in other physical activities, they need more water than normal to prevent dehydration.
It takes more than regular brushing to keep children’s teeth healthy. Fluoride also plays an important role in preventing cavities and tooth decay.
As a pediatric infectious disease expert, Dr. Loranée Braun has closely followed the development of the COVID-19 vaccines and the ongoing clinical trials.