Dr. Greene's Blog

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    Two Practical Tips to Help You (and Your Baby) Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

    It’s shocking how little sleep most people get. It’s the trend in today’s busy, electronic, always-on culture. It’s almost a badge of honor. But it’s not healthy for anyone. For many parents, especially new parents the night-after-night routine of 2 a.m. (and 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.) wakings goes from “missing a little sleep” to […]

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    How to Prevent and Treat Tonsil Stones

    When I was a child, it was commonplace to remove tonsils. The thinking of the day was that tonsils didn’t serve much of a purpose. Much like the thinking of the day about the appendix. Now we know the tonsils serve as filters keeping bacteria, viruses, and foreign bodies that enter the mouth from making […]

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    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 or “the fear of new things”. After observing my patients go through this over and over again I had to ask […]

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    Probiotics

    My child has lots of food allergies, is it safe to give them probiotics? Are probiotics safe for kids with food allergies? Absolutely! In fact, I especially recommend probiotics for children with allergies because some studies have shown that probiotics can lessen the immune reaction against proteins in foods. While there’s no guarantee that probiotics […]

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    How Vitamins, Sunshine and Antibiotics Have Changed Things for Your Kids

    I grew up eating very different food than my children eat. I’m not just talking about different items on the menu, but an apples-to-apples comparison of the same foods shows a substantial difference in nutrient density. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard my wife say “tomatoes just don’t taste the way they […]

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    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 condition in childhood than won’t. Read that again. It would be unbelievable if it weren’t so pervasive. Allergies, […]

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  • Dr. Alan Greene explains how to solve night terrors in children

    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 your child, you’ve probably noticed that your kids are stuck in a state of unfamiliarity, making it […]

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  • Dr. Alan Greene discusses teaching your child to sleep alone

    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 restful sleep you’ve been fantasizing about since your water broke. Many parents find it tough to send their kids back to their own […]

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  • Dr. Alan Greene discussing how to get the most from gluten-free

    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 something highly processed is replacing what is being substituted. Many gluten-free products are no exception to this rule. If you have celiac disease, be sure to […]

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  • Dr. Greene discussing what to do when you find a lump

    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 invaders. The question is how to tell if the lump is well-behaving lymph node or something more serious. With just a […]

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