Guest Posts

    Our invited Guest Bloggers share their Perspective on children's health and parenting. Their view point may be different than Dr. Greene's, but each guest has a valuable view point. Well worth reading!

    The importance of your attitude and feelings
    By: e-Patient Dave August 7, 2008 0 Comments
    The importance of your attitude and feelings

    A positive attitude is good for your immune system. One nurse in my ACOR peer group wrote, “Patients who are engaged in their care and actively seek out knowledge and the best treatments automat…

    Understanding the statistics you read
    By: e-Patient Dave August 6, 2008 0 Comments
    Understanding the statistics you read

    Statistical analysis is a vital part of good medical research. But it’s equally vital that patients and caregivers not get misleading impressions from the numbers they read.…

    Cancer is no longer a death sentence
    By: e-Patient Dave August 5, 2008 2 Comments
    Cancer is no longer a death sentence

    I’d heard a lot about cancer in the news, and I’d known a few people who had it. But when it hit me, the only question that mattered was, am I going to die?…

    We can easily fix the shoulder, but...
    By: e-Patient Dave August 4, 2008 0 Comments
    We can easily fix the shoulder, but…

    After a simple shoulder x-ray on January 2, 2007, I learned out of nowhere that something else had shown up in my lung. Ten days later we knew what it was: Stage IV kidney cancer that had spread throu…

    Angelina Jolie
    By: Howard Schiffer July 18, 2008 0 Comments
    Angelina Jolie

    Eliana is doing something. Earlier this year she interviewed Angelina Jolie at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and in response to Ellie’s question about what students today can do to make a differe…

    You Can Make a Big Difference!
    By: Howard Schiffer July 17, 2008 0 Comments
    You Can Make a Big Difference!

    The Lancet earlier this year said that 1/3 of the child and maternal deaths every year are due to chronic malnutrition. The Copenhagen Consensus (with 5 Nobel Laureates) issued a press release at the …

    ‘100 747’s Crash, All Children On Board, No Survivors’
    By: Howard Schiffer July 15, 2008 0 Comments
    ‘100 747’s Crash, All Children On Board, No Survivors’

    As a Jew, on the most real level I understand, genocide is hard to comprehend. Walt who was at the meeting last night had done some research and informed us that as far as genocides go, in sheer numbe…

    Eliana and Angelina
    By: Howard Schiffer July 14, 2008 0 Comments
    Eliana and Angelina

    My 13-year-old daughter Eliana, is going to Rwanda on Monday. After years of hesitating to take her on Vitamin Angels’ trips, because of health and safety concerns she is going to a country that was…

    How You Can Help Your Children
    By: Lisa Druxman July 11, 2008 0 Comments
    How You Can Help Your Children…

    Here are some tips: * Keep negative feelings about your own body to yourself.…

    Did You Know
    By: Lisa Druxman July 9, 2008 0 Comments
    Did You Know…

    You might not realize how important your own body image is to your children’s future. Our talk and behaviors greatly influence our children, especially our daughters. We may take for granted how…

    FAM_061
    By: Lisa Druxman July 7, 2008 0 Comments
    Model Mom

    I became a mom seven years ago. I couldn’t have been happier except for the fact that I was distraught at the idea of having to go back to work full time.…

    Learn about Healthy Child Healthy World
    By: Kelly Austing July 5, 2008 0 Comments
    Learn about Healthy Child Healthy World

    Healthy Child Healthy World is a national non-profit inspiring a movement to protect our children from harmful chemicals.…

    Our Family Today
    By: Kelly Austing July 4, 2008 0 Comments
    Our Family Today

    Part Five of a Five-Post Series about one woman’s experiences with her son who has autism. For the past four days I’ve shared my stories and tips for helping your child with autism start a path to…

    Living with Autism Lessons to Learn Part II
    By: Kelly Austing July 3, 2008 0 Comments
    Living with Autism Lessons to Learn Part II

    Part Four of a Five-Post Series about one woman’s experiences with her son who has autism. The steps to treat a child with autism are stressful and overwhelming… what to do, what not to do, wh…

    Living with Autism Lessons to Learn Part I
    By: Kelly Austing July 2, 2008 0 Comments
    Living with Autism Lessons to Learn Part I

    Part Three of a Five-Post Series about one woman’s experiences with her son who has autism. One of the major problems with autism – and there are many for parents – is that there is no guidebook…

    Another Tragedy Before Tommy’s Diagnosis of Autism
    By: Kelly Austing July 1, 2008 0 Comments
    Another Tragedy Before Tommy’s Diagnosis of Autism

    Part Two of a Five-Post Series about one woman’s experiences with her son who has autism. Tommy had been going through evaluations with the school district that prompted me in the days preceding the…

    Even Before a Diagnosis, a Mother Knows
    By: Kelly Austing June 29, 2008 0 Comments
    Even Before a Diagnosis, a Mother Knows

    Part One of a Five-Post Series about one woman’s experiences with her son who has autism. I will forever remember the day……

    Strength in the face of breast cancer
    By: Cheryl Greene March 22, 1997 2 Comments
    Breast Cancer — A Story of Survival

    A young mother recently called me. She had seen my story on the web and wanted to talk because she hadn’t been able to find another survivor of “her kind” of breast cancer. She needed to connect…