Dr. Greene's Blog

  • Kat Bit Her Tongue

    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 teeth. Ouch! A tongue bite can bleed a lot and look terrible, but still heal on […]

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  • Allergy Bites

    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 starting fish between 6 and 12 months results in fewer allergies – both in the short run and by the time […]

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  • Giving Kids a Place at the Table

    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 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, $3 a day is all they have for food. Yes, in the wealthiest country […]

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  • An All-in-One Life-Prolonging Gift for Your Child

    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 thrilled recently to see an important nutrition question: “A 5-year-old boy is brought to the physician for a health care supervision […]

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  • Is Organic Food Really Different?

    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 entirely from our food. Organic foods are grown without the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, artificial hormones, or genetic engineering. They depend on […]

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  • How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe

    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 products.  In Gatorade, one of her favorite drinks, she came across an ingredient she didn’t recognize – brominated vegetable oil, or […]

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  • Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping

    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 have any significant health benefits? You might be surprised at how much it does. In fact, touch plays a much […]

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  • Another Newtown is Not Inevitable

    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 done to you.

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    Dr. Greene at TEDxBrussels

    Last week I was honored to be one of the speakers at TEDxBrussels along with Steve Wozniak, Mitch Altman, Xavier Damman, Eri Gentry, Tito Jankowski, Peter Jansen, Jeroen Raes, Aaron Rowe, Monte Stettin, and many other personal heroes. When I was asked to speak last spring, I knew this would be the ideal opportunity to […]

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  • 90 Seconds to Change the World

    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 labor, which lasts from the delivery of the baby to the delivery of the placenta, the cord […]

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