An All-in-One Life-Prolonging Gift for Your Child
    March 17, 2013
    An All-in-One, Life-Prolonging Gift for Your Child

    Sometimes in the hubbub of today, we miss simple things that can have a lasting impact. This is true for parents and for doctors. As part of my ongoing board certification as a pediatrician, I was th…

    Is Organic Food Really Different?
    March 7, 2013
    Is Organic Food Really Different?

    A 2012 analysis estimates that today’s children age 0-5 in the US have lost more than 16 million IQ points from exposure to organophosphate pesticides. They’re exposed to these pesticides almost e…

    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe
    February 5, 2013
    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe

    The last chapter of this story starts with one 15-year-old girl named Sarah Kavanagh, a vegetarian who had gotten into the habit of reading foods labels to be sure there weren’t any hidden animal pr…

    Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping
    January 22, 2013
    Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping

    Baby massage may seem superfluous or silly to some people, but it’s popularity is growing in the U.S. and it has actually been practiced for centuries in many cultures around the world. But, does it…

    Another Newtown is Not Inevitable
    December 15, 2012
    Another Newtown is Not Inevitable

    My heart goes out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this horrific tragedy. There are no words that can heal your pain. There is no action that can undo what has been wrongly…

    3 year old with chronic allergies and asthma
    November 21, 2012
    Chronic Allergies and Asthma

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Even stubborn, chronic allergies and asthma can often be brought under control. Marie, it sounds like you and your son have both been through quite a lot. He’s on a powerful ars…

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    November 18, 2012
    Dr. Greene at TEDxBrussels on TICC TOCC – Transitioning Immediate Cord Clamping To Optimal Cord Clamping

    Immediate cord clamping, made popular in 1913, results in up to 10x the risk of developing iron deficiency anemia. There has been a movement to end immediate cord clamping that is known as delayed cor…

    90 Seconds to Change the World
    November 12, 2012
    90 Seconds to Change the World

    Tick tock. Tick tock. TICC TOCC. At the moment of birth, only about 2/3 of the baby’s blood is in the baby. The remaining third is still in the umbilical cord and placenta. During the third stage of…

    New Study Finds People Who Eat More Veggies are Happier
    November 1, 2012
    New Study Finds People Who Eat More Veggies are Happier

    I’m always delighted when new studies emerge finding unexpected benefits from eating healthy. As a pediatrician passionate about getting kids and families to adopt healthier eating habits, the more …

    Dietary Advice to Address Arsenic Concern
    September 25, 2012
    Dietary Advice to Address Arsenic Concern

    I'd like to thank co-author Ashley Koff, RD for her initiative on this issue. More of her work can be seen at AskleyKoffApproved.com. You’ve heard the news, and in sets panic. Have I been inadverten…

    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones
    August 16, 2012
    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    It’s becoming an ever more common sight: babies and kids playing with smartphones. According to NPR’s Health Blog, one recent survey found that as many as 1 in 4 toddlers has used a smartphone and…

    Is Codeine Safe for Children?
    August 15, 2012
    Is Codeine Safe for Children?

    More than half a million tonsillectomies are performed each year on children in the U.S. More than sixty percent of those children report significant pain in the days that follow. Acetaminophen with c…

    Tending the Garden Within
    June 19, 2012
    Tending the Garden Within

    One of my favorite gardening activities is digging potatoes. Rich soil hides delicious, nutritious gems like the ones in the image above from our garden. (more…)…

    Alan Greene as a boy in kentucy with father and grandfather
    June 15, 2012
    Father: Past, Present, and Future

    Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and the…

    Which Milk is Best
    March 27, 2012
    Which milk is best — soy, rice, almond, or reindeer?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Allergies to the proteins in cow's milk are not uncommon at 18 months old. Thankfully, most kids that age will outgrow them. In the meantime, breast milk is, of course, the best m…

    HealthTap: From 1 Doctor Answering Questions Online to >10,000 - All in One Place
    February 22, 2012
    HealthTap: From 1 Doctor Answering Questions Online to >10,000 – All in One Place

    When we started here at DrGreene.com there was just one doc answering questions online. As the years have gone by the amount of health information (all information) has exploded. But even so, there ha…

    My Take on Arsenic and Brown Rice
    February 16, 2012
    My Take on Arsenic and Brown Rice

    You may have seen headlines based on a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives about arsenic and organic brown rice syrup. Many of the headlines mention concern about the implications for…

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    February 4, 2012
    Dr. Greene’s Super Bowl Challenge

    Turn several hours of fun on the couch into several hours of active fun: Whenever your team makes a first down, celebrate with 10 jumping jacks, scissor jumps, sit-ups or pushups. When your team score…

    Is it Safe to Nurse While Pregnant
    February 3, 2012
    Nursing While Pregnant – Is It Safe?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Nursing while pregnant is usually very safe for all three of you. Brooke, when women realize they're pregnant while still breastfeeding, they often wonder whether the nursing will…

    Early Puberty in Girls
    January 18, 2012
    Early Puberty in Girls

    Question: My 8 yr old daughter is showing signs of premature onset of pubery; she has adult-grade underarm odor, blemishes, headaches, and a few hairs under her arms. I have researched out the possibl…