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Born at Home

Born at Home

For some parents, the idea of planning to have their baby born at home feels natural and normal; for others, especially in high-tech countries, the idea of a home...

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They're Playing Our Song: Long, Bonding Memories

They’re Playing Our Song: Long, Bonding Memories

It had been a full year since they last heard the songs. Before that, the babies had listened to the songs time and time again during the final 3...

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Dad and Mom Prevent High Blood Pressure Together

Dad and Mom Prevent High Blood Pressure Together

High blood pressure, which used to be a disease of middle age, is becoming more common in children. Once a child has high blood pressure, unless there are significant...

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Diabetes Linked to Birth Month

Diabetes Linked to Birth Month

Does astrology affect diabetes? A  study in Sweden found that the month of a child’s birth affects the risk of whether that child will one day develop diabetes (Arch...

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Dilemma in Treating Cancer During Pregnancy

Dilemma in Treating Cancer During Pregnancy

How tragic to be expecting a child – one of life’s great joys – and to discover that you have breast cancer. This nightmare happens during about one in...

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Mom’s Vitamins Help Kids

Mom’s Vitamins Help Kids

Vitamin B12 consumed by nursing mothers can change the trajectory of their babies’ brain development. The Jan 31, 2003 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report told...

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Preventing Down Syndrome?

Preventing Down Syndrome?

Is Down syndrome just a random event that more commonly strikes the children of older mothers? Is there nothing that can be done to prevent it except  getting pregnant...

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Pregnancy and H1N1 Flu

Pregnancy and H1N1 Flu

If you think you may get pregnant in the next year, this may be the most important year to get a flu shot – and an H1N1 flu shot,...

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Diet and Skin

Diet and Skin

Baby soft, smooth skin in young children could be partly the result of what their mothers ate during pregnancy and nursing, according to a study reported in the May...

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Smoking, Pregnant Monkeys, and Vitamin C

Smoking, Pregnant Monkeys, and Vitamin C

All pregnant women, not just women who smoke, should hear the news about vitamin C and nicotine. About 450,000 babies are born each year in the United States to...

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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.