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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 [...]
Ear infections are a common ailment in children; about 75 percent of kids will experience at least one by age 3. Some ear infections require treatment, others clear up on their own. Dr. Pilar Bradshaw with Eugene Pediatric Associates discusses what causes ear infections and how they are treated.
Parenting Now! in Eugene, Oregon, provides programs and resources to support parents of young children, including the Baby Connection program. This free, weekly, drop-in support group offers moms and dads a safe place to connect with other parents, receive feeding assistance, and get answers to their questions and concerns.
January, February and March are peak months for influenza. Your best protection against the virus is getting a flu shot. The vaccine cannot give you the flu, but it also doesn't guarantee that you won't get the virus if you're immunized. What the vaccine is designed to do is to protect you from dying from the flu—much like wearing a seatbelt.
Measles can be a dangerous illness. There's no treatment for it, so taking steps to prevent it is key. Dr. Pilar Bradshaw with Eugene Pediatric Associates offers tips on protecting your kids.