Today's Pediatric Perspectives

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The Importance of Playing, Puttering, and Pretending

  When our first child was born I was determined to do everything I could to “optimize” his development. This had even begun during my pregnancy, when I listened...

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Brain-Wise Parenting: The Importance of Relationship & Rhythm

Your Child’s Brain — Built With Love! Yesterday I invited parents to relax about pushing academics for their wee ones, because their best preparation for true intelligence is play....

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Is MiraLAX Safe for Children?

In the small print on the side of a bottle of MiraLAX, you’ll learn that it’s recommended by the manufacturer only for people 17 years of age and older...

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How Vitamins, Sunshine and Antibiotics Have Changed Things for Your Kids

I grew up eating very different food than my children eat. I’m not just talking about different items on the menu, but an apples-to-apples comparison of the same foods...

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Super Bowl Party Food!

Score big on flavor with a baked potato bar for your Super Bowl party. Let your guests load up baked white potatoes and sweet potatoes with robust toppings. Focus...

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Does my child have a concussion?

A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head (or to another part of the body that jolts the head). Two members of...

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Why Doctor Doesn’t Always Know Best and Three Ways You Can Change That

One of the things I hear the most when I talk to other parents and concerned individuals about toxic chemicals is that people are frustrated by their doctor’s lack...

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18 Powerful Water Facts to Inspire Water Conservation

Occasionally, a hot shower holds me hostage. And then one of these water facts floats into my brain and I come back to consciousness. Water covers 70.9 percent of...

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Treating Smashed Fingers

Treating Smashed Fingers

Dr. Greene, my 15-month-old recently got her finger smashed in the door by her 2-year-old sister. I kept an eye on the nail and noticed it got...

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Temper Tantrums - When to Worry

Temper Tantrums – When to Worry

Temper tantrums can be a normal and common part of early childhood, but sometimes they are a sign of a problem that needs to be addressed. Parents often ask...

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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.