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    September 20, 2016
    Tanner Staging for Boys and Girls

    Dr. Greene: Puberty can be very confusing. For boys and girls, bodies develop in response to an ocean of surging hormones. There is a wide range of normal ages for puberty, which can make it even mo…

    Small boy looking intently at a smartphone screen. Is reducing blue light an effective ADHD interventions?
    September 6, 2016
    ADHD and Blue Light Syndrome: Changing Sleep is Key to Changing Success at Home and at School

    Each year billions of dollars are spent in the US trying to improve the experience of children with ADHD and their parents. But one of the simplest and most effective ADHD interventions is often negle…

    Two children laying in bed trying to go to sleep. Do they have sleep blues?
    July 25, 2016
    Sleep Blues: How to change your quantity and quality of sleep

    We can survive longer without food than we can without sleep. About twice as long. Good food may be central to good health, but so is good sleep. And we often miss out on its amazing benefits. Improve…

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    June 23, 2016
    The Straight Scoop on Grains

    What popular kids’ food starts to turn to sugar in their mouth and becomes 100% glucose by the time it’s absorbed? You guessed it, processed white flour. But here’s the surprising ki…

    Baby looking into the camera. The future is bright for babies born today with CF.
    June 10, 2016
    Cystic Fibrosis: The Right Nutrition Key to a Bright Future

    Dr. Greene: What a tough time for your friend’s family! If someone’s going to have this disease, this is the best time in history to get the diagnosis. The median survival was 25 when I was in med…

    Boy with an orange and a red block. Should you use Zantac and Prevacid together?
    May 27, 2016
    Zantac and Prevacid: Is it safe to use both?

    Dr. Greene: I’m not usually a fan of using Zantac and Prevacid daily. Both medications reduce acid in the stomach. And each one individually can increase the chance of gut infections (some acid …

    Child crying in pain -- could this be a stubborn sinus infections?
    May 20, 2016
    Stubborn Sinus Infections: What’s the best antibiotic?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Augmentin and amoxicillin are the same antibiotic except that the Augmentin has something called clavulanate added in to frustrate resistant bacteria. At the heart of the am…

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    March 7, 2016
    Recommended Probiotics for Kids

    Promoting healthy, diverse gut bacteria appears able to make a big difference in keeping us healthy. That’s why I often recommend probiotics for the kids in my pediatric practice. This is especially…

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    January 28, 2016
    Solving Night Terrors Lickety-split

    We’ve come upon a great solution for night terrors in my house (OK, my wife actually came up with it :) that worked with our son and thousands of others. If you’ve ever run in to this with…

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    January 6, 2016
    Googling The Internet Within

    About 82% of the people who answered a recent Scanadu poll question say they search online first about their symptoms, before turning to their doctors. Even some doctors who responded said they search…

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    December 8, 2015
    Skin to Skin Contact with Your Premature Baby

    When you find out you’re pregnant, the last thing you want to do is plan for a less than ideal birth. You want to share 40 weeks of blissful pregnancy, followed by a four hour labor and five min…

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    November 19, 2015
    The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits

    What does mother goose have to do with getting kids to eat right? Researcher Konrad Lorentz showed that by replacing a mother goose with something else as the first thing a baby goose encountered, he …

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    September 15, 2015
    Antibiotic Scorecard: 1 Easy Way to Change the World for Your Child

    Your choice of chain restaurants could help make a profound difference. Thanks to the help of some impressive organizations, we now have an antibiotic Scorecard to help us along the way. Antibiotic ov…

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    September 14, 2015
    From Omnivorous to Picky Eater – What Changed?

    Ever wonder why a 9-month-old will put anything in her mouth and the same 19-month-old refuses to eat anything new? This activity is so common that there’s even a name for it – neophobia o…

    Dr Alan Greene speaking about Babies' development and the role of food.
    August 19, 2015
    Babies’ Development and the Role of Food

    Babies’ development from conception to age three is mind-boggling. Newborns resting in their parents arms are not very mobile and don’t have much to say. By the time they’re three years old,…

    Young woman in kitchen with a spoon. Mom's Diet while Breast Feeding.
    July 20, 2015
    Mom’s Diet while Breastfeeding

    Mom’s diet while breastfeeding can change the composition of her breast milk. It’s no wonder nursing mothers have questions about what they should and shouldn’t eat. Here’s a q…

    Dr. Greene discussing what to do when you find a lump
    June 28, 2015
    What to do if you discover a lump

    Finding a lump on your child’s body is not necessarily a bad thing, in fact most of the time little lumps it’s a good thing: healthy lymph nodes swell when they are attacking foreign invad…

    Dr. Alan Greene discusses teaching your child to sleep alone
    June 17, 2015
    The “Free Pass”: Getting your child to sleep in their own room

    At 3am a triangle of light slices the darkness in two, and a child’s tired, raspy voice whispers “Mom? Moooooom?” It’s now that you realize, this will not be the night of restf…

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    June 10, 2015
    Easy Ways to Increase Healthy Omega-3s in Your Child’s Diet

    When MsGreene was pregnant with my youngest in 1995, she craved tuna sandwiches. She could tell you where there was a good one within a mile of just about anywhere we normally visited. Her body was t…

    Beautiful newborn snuggled with mom. Breast Feeding for new moms.
    June 5, 2015
    Breast Feeding for New Moms: First Questions Answered

    Breast feeding is a natural experience, but that doesn’t mean it’s always an easy one. Breast feeding for new moms can be overwhelming. If you’re having questions about breast feedin…