The Air We Breathe

Sizing up Oregon’s efforts to clean up the air our kids are breathing.

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How to Prepare Your Kids for the Cascadia Earthquake

How to Prepare Your Kids for the Cascadia Earthquake

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Are Portland’s Schools Ready for a Major Earthquake?

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re living on borrowed time. The region is due for a massive earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami on the coast. In fact, scientists say there’s a 15 to 20 percent chance that a magnitude 9.0 mega-quake will hit in the next 50 years. Our region has a long history…

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VAX On

     Oregon is known for its gorgeous coastline and abundant rainfall, craft beer and fresh fish. But ask anyone who works in pediatrics or public health, and they’ll add another thing to the list: Low vaccination rates among children, starting in infancy. In 2016, 6.2 percent of Oregon kindergarteners had a nonmedical exemption for…

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Science Squad

Inside the lab with three of Portland’s coolest pediatric/maternal health scientists.

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The Science of Sleep

Why getting the baby to sleep is so important for her health – and yours, too.

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