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A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

When I meet with parents before their baby is born, I like to take a moment to reflect with them about this momentous time. I often ask them to...

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Related concepts: Captain of the Men of Death, Consumption, Phthisis, TB, White plague Introduction to tuberculosis: The World Health Organization estimates that about 1/3 of the world’s population –...

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Toxic Synovitis

Toxic Synovitis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Related concepts: Transient synovitis, Postinfectious arthritis Introduction to toxic synovitis: Whenever children develop a limp they should be checked to be sure that the cause is not something that...

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Ticks

Ticks: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Related concepts: Arthropods Introduction to ticks: The possibility of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease, Colorado tick fever, and other arboviruses, gives a sense of urgency to this topic....

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Torticollis

Torticollis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Related concepts: Wryneck, Congenital muscular torticollis Introduction to torticollis: “What is that lump in my baby’s neck?” “Why does my baby only turn his head to one side?” What...

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Staph

Staph: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Related concepts: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcal infections Introduction to staph: Staph infections are very common. The bacteria look like innocent clusters of grapes under the microscope. What is staph? Staph...

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Related concepts: Congenital scoliosis, Idiopathic scoliosis, Neuromuscular scoliosis. Introduction to scoliosis: Although the spine normally curves gently from front to back, it is normally straight as an arrow from...

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Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Related concepts: Hemoglobin S Introduction to sickle cell anemia: Normal red blood cells are soft, gel-like discs that can squish as needed to slip through the tiny capillaries of...

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Sprains

Sprains: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Introduction to sprains: Sprains, strains, and active play…“I sprained my knee,” or “I have an ankle strain.”Ankles and sprains often go together in people’s minds, but beyond that, the...

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Rubella

Rubella: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Related concepts: German measles, Congenital rubella syndrome, Third disease, French measles, False measles, Scarlatina morbillosa, Hybrid measles Introduction to rubella: How tragic when a mild illness, scarcely worse than...

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Books by Dr. Alan Greene

Feeding Baby Green

Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood and Beyond

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health & development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity & prevent childhood disease.

Raising Baby Green

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care—from feeding your baby the best food available to using medicines wisely.