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Chemicals in Your Environment

Parents are often surprised when I tell them that a great number of the products we use in our homes are not necessarily evaluated and declared safe by a...

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Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies and Toddlers

Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies & Toddlers

Tylenol for Babies & Toddlers?!?  The FDA’s Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and Pediatric Advisory Committee have together recommended that “pain relief” be removed from the label of Tylenol for babies...

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Tips for Managing Asthma, Allergies and House Dust Mites

Tips for Managing Asthma, Allergies and House Dust Mites

House dust mites contribute to allergies and asthma. They are tiny creatures that live in pillows and mattresses, carpets, and couches – quietly eating dead skin cells and hair. And...

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When to Call the Doctor after your Child Hits Her Head

When we hear the awful thud of a child’s head, our breath catches. A prompt cry after the injury is reassuring. It is normal for a child to feel...

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Tylenol for Babies & Toddlers: Follow-up Discussion on #LTKH Tweet Chat

On May 17 and 18, 2011 there was a joint meeting of the FDA Advisory Committee for Nonprescription Drugs and the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee. I wrote an article about...

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Overplugged: By Killing Boredom You Could Be Killing Creativity

Boredom gets a bad name these days. For a child to say, “I’m bored” is often seen as a symptom of poor planning, as opposed to being viewed as...

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Teen Suicide: The Role of Family Dynamics & Health Issues

The one place of connection that has the potential to be most stable for all children, teens, and adults alike is the family environment. The first place we feel...

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Inoculating from Birth: How to cultivate a healthy microbiome for your baby before and after birth

We used to think that we push babies out into the world with a sterile gut, free from bacteria. Today that notion is largely dismissed. Mom’s microbiome influences her...

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Adding a Pet to Your Family

You’ve been thinking about adding a pet to your family, but you have questions. What pet is right for us? Is this the right time? How many pets are right...

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Product & Gear Choices for Your 4th Trimester Birth Plan

Creating a birth plan helps you understand who you are as a parent. The planning process can help you define and understand your parenting philosophy and preferences – from...

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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.