Chemicals, Cancer, and Change
    May 7, 2010
    Chemicals, Cancer, and Change

    One of the most exciting reports I have ever read, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk – What We Can Do Now, was released this week by the President’s Cancer Panel, along with significant coverage …

    Kids and Smoking: Start the Conversations Early
    March 22, 2010
    Kids and Smoking: Start the Conversations Early

    Each day 3,000 kids start smoking.  One third of them will die from their addiction. Most preschool children today view smoking as an unhealthy, negative behavior.  Somewhere around the time of kind…

    Soy and Vitamin D: Two Ways to Prevent Colon Cancer
    January 28, 2010
    Soy and Vitamin D: Two Ways to Prevent Colon Cancer

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, colon cancer is the third-most common cancer in both men and women, and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US. Since colon cancer te…

    Soy May Do a Woman’s Body Good
    December 15, 2009
    Soy May Do a Woman’s Body Good

    A recent analysis of several studies about soy* consumption concluded that women who eat the most soy may decrease the likelihood of developing ovarian or uterine cancers by up to 40 percent. The Dece…

    5 Organic Foods Every Woman Should Eat
    March 17, 2009
    5 Organic Foods Every Woman Should Eat

    In case you didn’t catch my article in this month’s Glamour magazine, here’s a summary of what I consider to be the most important organic switches every woman should make, if she eats these foo…

    Chemicals in Your Environment
    December 4, 2008
    Chemicals in Your Environment

    Parents are often surprised when I tell them that a great number of the products we use in our homes are not necessarily evaluated and declared safe by a government entity. The paints that cover your …

    Doubling Vitamin D
    October 13, 2008
    Doubling Vitamin D

    Today at our annual meeting in Boston, the American Academy of Pediatrics doubled the recommended amount of vitamin D that children get each day to 400 IU, in response to mounting evidence of the life…

    Mobilizing Support for the CIS
    October 10, 2008
    Mobilizing Support for the CIS

    I just heard from Gary Kreps, Professor of Health Communication at George Mason University and e-patient pioneer, reporting about drastic cutbacks to the Cancer Information Service programs. Excellent…

    An Organic Dad
    June 15, 2008
    An Organic Dad

    As a father, I have a desire to teach, provide for and protect my children. For me, one way to do all three of these is to choose organic foods for my family. I now know this as a physician, but I fir…

    Cell Phones, Cigarettes, Cancer, and Children
    April 3, 2008
    Cell Phones, Cigarettes, Cancer, and Children

    Whether or not cell phones cause cancer remains very controversial, but a renowned neurosurgeon has released a provocative paper reviewing over 100 scientific and medical studies, and concluded that t…

    Slash Your Child’s Cancer Risk!
    November 7, 2007
    Slash Your Child’s Cancer Risk!

    Choices we make with our children can strongly influence their odds of getting cancer for the rest of their lives. Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspectiv…

    Cancer Vaccine in Girls
    September 19, 2006
    Cancer Vaccine in Girls

    Should all 11 and 12 year old girls be vaccinated against sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV)? Michigan appears poised to be the first state to enact this requirement for all girls enterin…

    Eczema Treatment Warning
    March 21, 2005
    Eczema Treatment Warning

    The breezy television ads for certain steroid-free eczema treatments have always bothered me. While they don.t say anything untrue, they do incorrectly imply that this treatment is gentler and safer t…

    Smoking Changes Kids' Genes
    March 9, 2005
    Smoking Changes Kids’ Genes

    Tobacco contains many compounds capable of damaging DNA and causing cancer. When a woman smokes during pregnancy, tobacco compounds from Mom's bloodstream slip across the placenta. They can be found b…

    Breastfeeding and Kids’ Cancer Risk
    November 16, 2004
    Breastfeeding and Kids’ Cancer Risk

    The various studies looking at the effects of breastfeeding on childhood leukemia have had inconclusive and inconsistent results. Experts, led by Marilyn Kwan at the School of Public Health, Universit…

    The How and When of Skin Protection
    August 18, 2004
    The How and When of Skin Protection

    How and when sun damage occurs to children's skin may surprise you. Many parents know that in the United States alone more than 1 million skin cancers are diagnosed in adults each year, resulting from…

    Drugs for Children who Need Them
    February 23, 2004
    Drugs for Children who Need Them

    Pediatricians who treat cancer are poised to petition the World Health Organization to add leukemia medicines for children to the WHO essential drugs list, according to a February 16, 2004 report to t…

    Acrylamide is in the news today!
    July 2, 2003
    Acrylamide is in the news today!

    Dr. Greene has been concerned about acrylamide since 2002 when The World Health Organization convened an emergency expert panel in to evaluate the potential health threats of acrylamide, a known toxic…

    Let's Give Nicotine to Kids!?
    October 3, 2001
    Let’s Give Nicotine to Kids!?

    Because nicotine is both dangerous and addictive, physicians have been reluctant to use it in young children to help them quit smoking. It has not been studied in children younger than 16 -- leading t…

    Cancer - Compassion for Dying Children
    February 10, 2000
    Cancer – Compassion for Dying Children

    Tremendous strides have been made in treating children with cancer. I remember the time when most children with cancer died from their illness -- now most live. But we must not ignore those who are st…