Symptoms of Heatstroke and Sunstroke

Understand the Symptoms of Serious Heat Distress “Heatstroke or Sunstroke is a very serious condition. All parents should understand the symptoms and take measures to prevent it.”COPA Nurse DeniseNurse Advice Line The weather is reaching records temps this...

COPA takes a bold approach

Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA) is the primary medical home for most pediatric patients in the region’s five counties. As a result, they’re making significant investments in the practice to improve the health of children throughout the area, while reducing...

Behavioral Health Screenings Are Important for Children

MENTAL WELLBEING IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT TO PHYSICAL HEALTH The practice of pediatric behavioral healthcare has become more recognized both within your child’s primary medical home (your pediatrician) and among parents who are more aware of signs and symptoms. Ensuring a...

Measles is a Dangerous, but Preventable Disease

When children are fully immunized against measles, the risk of becoming ill is extremely low. Unfortunately, we are experiencing the occasional outbreak of measles in pockets of the Pacific Northwest where vaccination rates are not as high as we’d like to see. In...

Smokey Skies Mean More Indoor Time

It’s not abnormal for Central Oregon to experience smokey skies during the summer months but this year’s conditions are extreme. We’re seeing complaints ranging from sore throats and burning eyes, to full blown asthma attacks. Now is not the time to play outdoors,...