News

New services for moms and babies at Providence Milwaukie Hospital

July 15, 2014
New moms and their babies can find education, support and a range of the services they need at the Mother Baby Postpartum Clinic on the Providence Milwaukie Hospital campus.

Pediatric neurology expands to east Portland

February 28, 2014

In April, pediatric neurologist Kit Yeng Lim, M.D., MA, will begin seeing patients at Providence Child Center to support families living in east Portland. The new clinic will also support patients receiving developmental health care from Providence Neurodevelopmenal Center for Children, Specialty Pediatric Dental Clinic, Swindells Resource Center and the Center for Medically Fragile Children. 

Pediatric cardiology coverage expands

November 04, 2013

Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon now offers more outpatient clinic appointments on the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center campus.

Trick-or-Treating Traffic Safety

October 31, 2013

Tonight the streets will be filled with ghost and goblins, pirates and princesses, out to gather Halloween goodies. What’s scary is, kids are four times more likely to be in fatal pedestrian accidents on Halloween than on any other night of the year. Here are some tips for trick-or-treating traffic safety.

Should children read on smartphones?

October 15, 2013

Providence cardiologist, Jamie Beckerman, M.D., discusses the benefits of reading on a smartphone for children.

Concussions in youth sports: Plenty of risk, not enough education

October 10, 2013

Lindy McDonald, a 14-year-old scrappy point guard, is slowly recovering from her third concussion at the same time that such blows to the head are making national news and local impact.

What's Going Around: Lice prevention and treatment knowledge

September 12, 2013

In this What’s Going Around segment on KOIN News, Dr. Vanessa Vanderpool talks about lice – how to avoid it, and how to treat it. With kids back in school, this is a good time to brush up on your lice prevention and treatment knowledge.

What's Going Around: Kids and Heat

September 11, 2013

When you’re having a heat wave, would you know how to recognize the signs of heat stroke in children – and know what to do? Dr. Annie Mack from Providence Medical Group-The Plaza offers advice for keeping your kids safe from overheating.

Just in time for fall sports: Pediatric immediate care available on the westside

September 09, 2013

When should you choose immediate care over the emergency room? Here are some tips to help parents make the best choice for their children.

Immediate care or ER? Here are some tips for knowing which is best for you

August 29, 2013

Knowing when an immediate care center or the emergency room is best for you or your child's situation can be difficult, but knowing the facts will allow you to make the best choice possible.

Providence provides support for families of patients with cancer

August 29, 2013

Providence Cancer Center's Family Program support group serves families struggling with cancer, regardless of whether we treat them.

Kids and summer injuries: Emergency or immediate care?

July 25, 2013

Being a kid during the summer means playing outside – but the great outdoors can also expose your child to injuries, allergic reactions, severe sunburns and more. Do you go to the emergency room or immediate care?

Advice for keeping kids off the couch this summer

June 25, 2013

Here are a few ideas to make sure your kids aren't parked on the couch all summer. Providence pediatrician Annie Mack has some suggestions.

What new dads need to know

June 14, 2013

 This Sunday is the first Father’s Day for all the new dads out there. Being a new dad can be daunting, but dads today are looking for ways to be more involved in the care of their kids and they’re turning to resources like infant massage to bond with their babies.

Kids snoring may be sign of health problem

June 11, 2013

Dr. Brian Shaffer, supervisor of the Sleep Disorders Center at Providence St. Vincent discusses the causes of snoring and the potential implications. He also explains sleep apnea and cites the rates of chronic snoring in children.

Free youth heart screenings for children age 12 to 18

May 31, 2013

Chances are your child's heart is healthy – and yet a small percentage of young people have hidden heart defects that put their lives at risk, especially during physical exertion. For parents of children age 12 to 18, you may want to consider getting your child screened for free.

How to protect kids from sun risks

May 22, 2013

Brush up on your sun smarts with tips from Dr. Kristin Stevens, medical director of Providence Medical Group - Dermatology, in this article from the Oregonian.

Providence Health & Services opens a pediatric intensive care unit at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

April 30, 2013

They are our community’s most critically ill children – and now, Providence has expanded its ability to care for them.

How nurses can help fight childhood obesity

November 26, 2012

Tara Arnold, RN, BSN, CPN, an in-patient pediatric nurse at Providence Portland Medical Center, in Portland, Ore., is fighting childhood obesity on many levels. Within the hospital she has done presentations to help nurses assess pediatric patients and has trained staff on scripting for discussing weight-related matters with patients.

How much noise is too much?

October 21, 2011

Patti Pieper, D. Au., of Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children, discusses some of the things that can cause hearing loss over time and what to do to prevent hearing loss.

How to protect your child's hearing

October 20, 2011

Patti Pieper, D. Au., of Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children, was a featured guest on KPTV’s Good Day Oregon  to talk about National Protect Your Hearing Month.

Providence Presents Annual Timbers Kids Day.

May 25, 2011

An array of Providence programs participated in a fantastic health fair day for nearly 3,000 elementary and middle school kids at JELD-WEN Field on May 25.

Preparing Young Athletes for Spring Sports

March 01, 2011

Bret Kean, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Providence Milwaukie Hospital and Eastside Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, discusses how best to prepare young athletes for sports.

Providence celebrates with NICU "graduates"

October 27, 2010

The annual event gives families a chance to share experiences and reconnect with the NICU staff. The fun-filled celebration included face painting, a photo booth, games, snacks and prize drawings.