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    January 25, 2015
    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 and that it should be used for no more than …

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    January 19, 2015
    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 my immediate family have had concussions in the last 3 months. …

    Child in a hospital being given a breathing treatment.
    September 24, 2014
    Do not “take two aspirins and call me in the morning”: The story of Enterovirus D68

    [caption id="attachment_49078" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Philippe Put.[/caption] The story began on August 19, 2014 when a children’s hospital in Kansas City notified the CDC that almo…

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    September 19, 2014
    Blocking Mosquitoes and Ticks

    Five bug repellents scored high marks for preventing bites, but three common choices didn’t make the grade in 2014 testing by Consumer Reports. As a parent and pediatrician, I want a mosquito and ti…

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    September 5, 2014
    TEDx Berkeley: Why Be Normal

    I can virtually guarantee you, somebody you love has this problem -- high blood pressure. 1 in 3 people in the United States has high blood pressure and it tends to be even higher in developing countr…

    Young girl sleeping in a colorful crib with the lights on
    August 13, 2014
    From the Kitchen to the Bedroom

    Today’s parents need to know. New information has recently been uncovered about an important link: the link between kids’ sleep quality and obesity. The link is more profound and more specific tha…

    Close-up of a bee with stinger exposed.
    August 1, 2014
    Stinger Zinger

    Get ready for an interesting bee season! All the way back in the summer of 1997 we had a noticeable spike in questions at DrGreene.com about severe mosquito bite reactions and severe headaches, most o…

    Peacefully Sleeping Toddler
    June 7, 2014
    You Are What You Sleep

    How your children sleep may change their body composition – their lean body mass, total body fat, abdominal fat, and waist and hip circumference. A fascinating new study showed tight links between k…

    The Sweetness of Breast Milk vs Formula
    May 27, 2014
    Should Infant Formula Be Sweetened: Mother (Nature) Knows Best

    Breast milk is a marvelous, complex whole food, perfect for growing babies. The composition of breast milk varies from month to month, from day to day, and even within a single feeding. But whenever i…

    I Was Wrong About the Environment
    May 3, 2014
    I Was Wrong about the Environment

    Time and again the magic begins the same way. Sperm and egg come together to create an absolutely unique cell. Then this cell divides to create two identical cells., These cells divide, and divide aga…

    Its Hard to Say Goodbye
    January 21, 2014
    It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

    Today we say goodbye to a very dear friend. No, she’s not “gone”, but she is leaving the DrGreene.com Team after fourteen years and we couldn’t let her move-on to the next phase of her life wi…

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    September 12, 2013
    Childhood Diseases: What You Can Do to Change The Odds in Your Child’s Favor

    When I was a kid, none of my peers had type 2 diabetes. I didn't know anyone with a life-threatening peanut allergy. The label ADHD was rarely used. Today more kids will live with a chronic medical co…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing how to get the most from gluten-free
    August 21, 2013
    Get the Goods on Gluten-Free

    There's been lots of news (and a good deal of misinformation) about gluten, and in particular the benefits of gluten-free products. As with fat-free, sugar-free, sodium-free, etc. almost always someth…

    Dr. Greene discusses how to solve your toddler's sleep problems
    August 7, 2013
    Why toddlers have sleep issues, and how to solve them

    As your baby becomes a toddler, chances are they will give you some sleepless nights. In this week's post I've got your solution. But first a little fun fact. Strange but true: whether or not your tod…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing the increase in food allergies in children
    July 31, 2013
    Why are there so many more food allergies today?

    You probably already know that our kids are growing up in a pretty tough world, and part of the challenge is being certain what to feed your young ones. Since the mid-1990s, food allergies have gone f…

    Dr. Greene discussing the optimal cord clamping
    July 24, 2013
    The most important 90 seconds in EVERY pregnancy

    Did you know that much of your baby's blood is outside of it's body at the moment of birth? And, that in the United States and Europe, this blood will never make it to your child? You read that right,…

    Data in Hand
    July 10, 2013
    Data in Hand

    Note: Dr. Greene works with Scanadu, a participatory medical device company that is currently running an exciting Indiegogo campaign for Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder. The first generatio…

    Kat Bit Her Tongue
    May 19, 2013
    Kat Bit Her Tongue

    Kids jump and fall and run and climb and play – and it’s not unusual for me to get called when one of their tongues happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, caught between chomping teet…

    Allergy Bites
    May 4, 2013
    Allergy Bites: Tasty Nuggets for Preventing Allergies

    Many parents still hear the advice that it’s better to wait to introduce fish to babies until their first birthdays, or even their second. I disagree! And a growing body of evidence suggests that st…

    Giving Kids a Place at the Table
    April 8, 2013
    Giving Kids a Place at the Table

    How much does your family spend on groceries? Could you live on $3 a person each day? For many Americans, that’s what you might spend on a coffee. But, for the nearly 50 million Americans on the Sup…