Preschoolers and the Power of Play

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 Why is play so essential to early childhood development and wellbeing? The experience of play builds connections in your child’s brain, which helps them develop physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. Play also strengthens relationships (especially between parent and child), teaches critical life skills, and reduces stress. Ready for fun? The following are five tips on…

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What Parents Should Know About Bullying

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At East Portland Pediatric Clinic, portland child doctor, we know that your child’s mental health and wellbeing is as important as their physical health. And one of the challenges children can face to their mental wellbeing is bullying, especially in school. In fact, on average, one in four students in our country state that they’ve…

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211 Resource Finder

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We know that the needs of our East Portland Pediatric Clinic, portland pediatrician, families don’t end once they leave our office. The overall wellbeing of the children in our care, and their caregivers, is very important to us. That’s why we’d like to spotlight a vital local resource: 211.   More than a three-digit phone…

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Spotlight on the HERO Kids Registry

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Today at East Portland Pediatric Clinic, a Portland pediatric clinic, we’re spotlighting the HERO Kids Registry. This Oregon-based program – which is voluntary and available at no cost – securely collects medical information on children and young adults with complex medical needs. That way, if there is an emergency, this vital information can be accessed…

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COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters for Kids Are Here

Staying up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters is the most important step you and your family can take this season. Not only does it help prevent COVID-19 infections so that we can move beyond the pandemic, vaccinations and boosters also protect our children from infections, complications, and potential long-term effects of COVID-19. Even if your…

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What to Know about RSV and the Tripledemic

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Like the rest of the country, we at East Portland Pediatric Clinic are seeing a sharp increase in cases of respiratory illnesses this season, especially in influenza (the flu), RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), and COVID-19. This potential tripledemic is due to a variety of reasons, including the disruption of typical seasonal shifts in viruses as…

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