Five Breastfeeding Tips from Dr. Greene
    September 21, 2011
    Five Breastfeeding Tips from Dr. Greene

    Breastfeeding is one of the best gifts you can give your baby. Here are five tips for making it as easy as possible: (more…)…

    Tips for Helping Underweight Kids (and Their Parents)
    August 13, 2010
    Tips for Helping Underweight Kids (and Their Parents)

    Parents of kids who really don't eat enough deserve better help than they often get. Still, most of the time when people say to me that their child is skinny and a very picky eater, the child does not…

    Tips for Managing Asthma, Allergies, and Animal Dander (Pets and Pests)
    July 12, 2009
    Tips for Managing Asthma, Allergies, and Animal Dander (Pets and Pests)

    All warm-blooded animals -- including pets and uninvited rodents -- produce dander that could trigger asthma in children who have become sensitive to it. (more…)…

    Tips for Managing Asthma, Allergies and House Dust Mites
    July 12, 2009
    Tips for Managing Asthma, Allergies and House Dust Mites

    House dust mites are tiny creatures that live in pillows and mattresses, carpets, and couches – quietly eating dead skin cells and hair. And pooping. They require humidity and food to live. Many chi…

    Slips, Trips and Crashes: Handling your Children's Falls
    April 27, 2009
    Slips, Trips and Crashes: Handling your Children’s Falls

    When your little one falls from his bed, crashes his bike or simply runs into the wall during a game of chase, you experience his pain as well as that heart-racing panic feeling that you try to suppre…

    Top Ten Air-Filtering Plants
    March 19, 2009
    Top Ten Air-Filtering Plants

    In an effort to identify plants that can filter air in sealed environments, NASA spent 2 years testing common plants to determine the best natural filters. The following list includes plants that perf…

    Tips for Taking Care of Yourself When There’s a New Baby in the House
    September 5, 2001
    Tips for Taking Care of Yourself When There’s a New Baby in the House

    New mothers are excited about bringing home their newborn, but most of the time it’s not long until Mom feels the stress of the baby’s constant need. Even little things like taking a shower or run…

    Tips for Avoiding Bees and Preventing Bee Stings
    August 17, 2001
    Tips for Avoiding Bees and Preventing Bee Stings

    The best way to avoid bee stings is prevention. Effective prevention means not attracting bees and not frightening them if they are present. Prevention techniques are especially important in the fall,…

    Tips for Treating Teething Pain
    July 1, 1999
    Tips for Treating Teething Pain

    The teeth (or tooth) that causes the most pain varies from child to child. Some babies appear to have no teething pain at all. For others, it is sometimes the first tooth that causes the most discomfo…

    Tips For Cold, Cough, or Flu Prevention
    March 16, 1999
    Tips For Cold, Cough, or Flu Prevention

    Infections can be avoided both by decreasing the exposure to germs and by boosting your child’s immunity. Here are 6 powerful ways to decrease germ exposure: (more…)…

    Tips for Avoiding Mosquito Bites
    July 13, 1998
    Tips for Avoiding Mosquito Bites

    Mosquitoes are known to pass blood-borne illnesses from one victim to another. They are a major health hazard and are responsible for the transmission of yellow fever, malaria, dengue fever, encephali…

    Tips For Treating Mosquito Bites
    July 13, 1998
    Tips For Treating Mosquito Bites

    Once bitten, the mainstays of treatment are cool compresses, antihistamines, anti-itching compounds, and anti-inflammatory medicines. (more…)…

    Tips for Two Year Old Play
    December 21, 1997
    Tips for Two Year Old Play

    One of the joys of parenting is finding that zone of moderate challenge for your child, and setting up fun opportunities for her to teach herself through exploration and play. (more…)…

    Tips for Where to Find Information on Car Seats
    September 2, 1997
    Tips for Where to Find Information on Car Seats

    Excellent information on car seats (including approved models) for premature babies through older children is available from the Academy of Pediatrics. Another great resource is the website of the Nat…

    Tips for Car Travel with Toddlers
    May 5, 1997
    Tips for Car Travel with Toddlers

    Try to stay as close as possible to your normal routine in terms of meal times and sleeping times. (more…)…

    Tips for Avoiding Repetitive Stress Injuries
    March 3, 1997
    Tips for Avoiding Repetitive Stress Injuries

    Children's flexible bodies are in some ways more forgiving than those of adults. My kids can easily sit on the floor in positions that would give me backaches. For most children, it would take many mo…

    Tips for Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes
    July 24, 1996
    Tips for Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes

    Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac together produce more cases of allergic contact dermatitis than all other allergens combined. The resulting rash can range from mildly unpleasant to a true eme…

    Tips for Preventing Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes
    July 24, 1996
    Tips for Preventing Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes

    Urushiol is the reason for those itchy rashes one gets when coming into contact with one of these plants. The oil is found in the leaves, roots, and twigs of poison ivy and its cousins. There is no di…

    Tips for Avoiding Damage from Sun Exposure
    June 14, 1996
    Tips for Avoiding Damage from Sun Exposure

    Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) that occurred in our youth. Children are at the highest risk for sun d…

    Tips for Surviving Temper Tantrums
    May 21, 1996
    Tips for Surviving Temper Tantrums

    Temper tantrums are very common, especially in children 2 to 3 years of age. When viewed in context, temper tantrums can be an extremely constructive part of the development of a healthy child. That s…