Garlic hanging in an open market
    December 16, 2014
    Tried And True Immune Boosting Remedies For Winter

    Sometimes Mother really does know best. My tried and true immune boosting remedies have been passed down through our family for generations.  Now I’m sharing them with you.  Many of these are he…

    Data in Hand
    July 10, 2013
    Data in Hand

    Note: Dr. Greene works with Scanadu, a participatory medical device company that is currently running an exciting Indiegogo campaign for Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder. The first generatio…

    Pulmonary Testing
    April 6, 2012
    Pulmonary Testing

    Dr. Hall's Answer: I’m sorry to hear that your child has been ill. Certainly frequent colds are part of the package when your child starts daycare. In fact, studies estimate that a child in their fi…

    Oh, How I Miss My Neti Pot
    October 14, 2010
    Oh, How I Miss My Neti Pot

    I’m typing this from 30,000 feet in the air, with a runny nose. All I want is my Neti Pot. I’ve had a two-day allergy attack, no doubt caused by my cats plus the cleaning that I was doing in advan…

    Dosing Spoon Surprise
    January 6, 2010
    Dosing Spoon Surprise

    Once again, my take is different than that of most. About 70 percent of Americans measure their liquid medicines in kitchen spoons. But when smart college students were asked to pour a real teaspoon o…

    Not All Hand Sanitizers Are the Same
    December 4, 2009
    Not All Hand Sanitizers Are the Same

    One of the best ways to keep your toddlers healthy during flu and cold season is to keep their hands clean. A good washing with soap and water is very effective in reducing the spread of contaminants …

    Feeling Congested-Tired-Feverish
    October 8, 2009
    Feeling congested? Tired? Feverish? Is it a just a cold or is it flu?

    How can you tell the difference between cold and flu? I recorded this video with A.D.A.M. to give you information that will help you determine the difference between the two. How do you know if you ha…

    Amoxicillin
    June 18, 2009
    Amoxicillin

    Amoxicillin is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. It does not help in viral infections such as a cold or flu. It’s often called “the pink stuff…

    Amoxicillin-Clavulanate
    June 18, 2009
    Amoxicillin-Clavulanate

    Amoxicillin-clavulanate is a strong combination antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. The clavulanate makes it difficult for some resistant bacteria to wit…

    Where’s the Cold Virus?
    October 29, 2008
    Where’s the Cold Virus?

    Think twice before picking up that remote if someone in your home has a cold! Researchers from the University of Virginia, armed with DNA swabs, did a CSI-like evidence hunt in the homes of 30 people …

    Alternatives to Cold Medicines
    October 27, 2008
    Alternatives to Cold Medicines

    When the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with their recommendation against cold medicines for children under the age of 6, parents started searching for alternatives. The good news is that fam…

    Cold Medicine for Your Kids
    October 22, 2008
    Cold Medicine for Your Kids

    Last year an advisory panel of independent experts convened by the FDA recommended that the FDA ban popular over-the-counter oral decongestants, antihistamines and cough suppressants for children unde…

    Awash in Cold Medicines
    August 28, 2008
    Awash in Cold Medicines

    Question: Who took cough and cold medicines the most? Answer: Kids aged 2 through 5 years – the very group for whom the FDA expert panel voted to ban them last year (although the FDA has not done th…

    Seawater, With a Grain of Salt
    January 23, 2008
    Seawater, With a Grain of Salt

    Washing the nasal passages with a saline solution is better than OTC cold meds both at treating and preventing common colds, according to a study published in the January 2008 Archives of Otolaryngolo…

    How Much Dark Honey for Cough
    December 5, 2007
    How Much Dark Honey for Cough?

    Nighttime cough is rough for kids and for parents. I’m not surprised that people spend billions of dollars on over-the-counter cough remedies, even though the most common ingredient, dextromethorpha…

    Cough Medicine Alternatives
    October 29, 2007
    Cough Medicine Alternatives

    Since the recall of over the counter cough medicines I’ve been asked repeatedly what I personally recommend. The following is an excerpt from my book, Raising Baby Green. It was written before the r…

    Cough and Cold Medicines
    October 11, 2007
    Cough and Cold Medicines

    None of us want to see children feel miserable – for their sakes or for ours. We want remedies when they feel sick. In light of this, I am pleased with the decision of major pharmaceutical companies…

    Acne, Antibiotics, and the Common Cold
    September 22, 2005
    Acne, Antibiotics, and the Common Cold

    People who use either oral OR topical antibiotics to treat their acne are more than twice as likely to catch colds, according to a study in the September 2005 Archives of Dermatology. If the results o…

    Dark Chocoate and Coughs
    February 23, 2005
    Dark Chocolate and Coughs

    You've heard of DM cough syrups. How about DC cough remedies? DM is an abbreviation for an over-the-counter cough suppressant called dextromethorphan. What is DC? It.s the nickname given by members of…

    Chocolate and Coughs
    November 30, 2004
    Chocolate and Coughs

    Could chocolate be more effective than codeine in treating coughs? And if so, how much chocolate would it take? Research published November 17, 2004 in FJ Express, which will appear in The FASEB Journ…