Body Burden
    March 20, 2003
    Body Burden

    This study features the largest number of chemicals ever tested for in the same group of people – 210 chemicals were tested. The results were staggering – each participant tested positive for an a…

    Rubella
    November 3, 2002
    Rubella: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: German measles, Congenital rubella syndrome, Third disease, French measles, False measles, Scarlatina morbillosa, Hybrid measles Introduction to rubella: How tragic when a mild illne…

    Cererbral Palsy
    October 25, 2002
    Cerebral Palsy: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Static encephalopathy, CP Introduction to cerebral palsy: When parents hear the words “cerebral palsy,” it often conjures up an image of a twisted, wheel chair-bound child. Cereb…

    Effects of Alcohol and Pregnancy
    February 15, 2000
    Effects of Alcohol and Pregnancy

    The first trimester of pregnancy can be a vulnerable time. Some medicines taken during that period can have catastrophic effects on the baby. The third trimester is generally safer. Evidence published…

    The Return of Thalidomide
    October 22, 1999
    The Return of Thalidomide

    Thalidomide, the drug that was prescribed to relieve morning sickness in the late 1950's and early 1960's, caused a worldwide epidemic of severe birth defects. The drug is not kind to certain growing …

    Fast Facts about Trisomy 13
    June 9, 1997
    Fast Facts about Trisomy 13

    Trisomy 13 (also called Patau Syndrome) occurs in up to 1 out of 5,000 newborns (Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation, Saunders 1988). (more…)…

    Anal Stenosis and Anorectal Malformations
    August 5, 1996
    Anal Stenosis and Anorectal Malformations

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The gastrointestinal system is a long convoluted tube extending from the mouth, through the body, down to the anus. During development a portion of the tube may not form. This is …

    On Being a Physician: A day in the life
    July 10, 1996
    On Being a Physician: A day in the life

    Over the years we have received numerous requests from high school and university students, who are in the midst of choosing a career, asking what it is like to be a physician. Here is Dr. Greene's re…