One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. We are committed to increase child passenger safety. In Oregon, car crashes continue to be a leading cause of injury for children 0-14 years of age. These tragedies can largely be prevented if child safety seats are used properly and consistently.
As a parent you may find it overwhelming choosing the correct seat with so many options on the market. Click…Read More
Every year people die in the U. S. from accidental CO poisoning. When power outages occur after severe weather (such as winter storms), using alternative sources of power can cause CO to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside.
CO is found in fumes produced by portable generators, stoves, lanterns, and gas ranges, or by burning charcoal and wood. CO from these sources can build up in enclosed or partially enclosed…Read More
By getting flu vaccine you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others. Inluenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease. It is caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. Anyone can get influenza, but rates of infection are highest among children. For most people, symptoms are severe for a few days but last for 2 weeks. They include: fever/chills, sore…Read More
A dead bird found in Eugene has tested positive for West Nile virus. A home owner reported dead birds in their yard to the health department who had the blue jay tested. It is the first case reported in Lane County this year.
The most effective way to avoid West Nile virus disease is to prevent mosquito bites. Be aware of the West Nile virus activity in your area and take action to protect yourself and your family.
Avoid Mosquito Bites
We know we should visit the doctor when we feel ill, but regular Well-Child exams are just as important for healthy children. Adolescence is one of the most important periods of development. Children want more independence from parents and guardians, and this period often calls for a different approach to health care.
Regular visits create strong, trustworthy relationships among medical providers. As your medical home we…Read More