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  • Blocking Mosquitoes and Ticks 2010

    Blocking Mosquitoes and Ticks 2010

    Five bug repellents scored high marks for preventing bites, and another did pretty well, but four common choices didn’t make the grade in May 2010 testing by Consumer Reports. As a parent and pediatrician, I want a mosquito and tick repellent that is safe, effective, and easy to use. It also helps if it doesn’t […]

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  • I Have Endometriosis

    I Have Endometriosis

    I created this postcard in 2007 to express my feelings. I intended to share it anonymously at PostSecret.com, but I was inspired to share it publicly after a post in the Endometriosis Research Center’s Yahoo group struck close to home.



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  • The Top Five Things I Want Others to Know about Endometriosis.

    The Top Five Things I Want Others to Know about Endometriosis.



    5) I cry every time the pain is so bad that it keeps me from being a productive member of society. It is the pain that makes it hard for me to visit with friends and family or work, not because I don’t want to.

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  • Chemicals, Cancer, and Change

    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 by Nicholas Kristof in The NY Times, Lyndsey Layton in The Washington Post and Liz Szabo in USA Today.

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  • F-Throat Part 2

    F-Throat Part 2

    In the video below I discuss how to treat what I call F-Throat, or a sore throat caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum.  It’s an important health topic that you should know about, especially if you or someone you love is between the ages of 15 – 30.

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  • F-Throat Part 1

    F-Throat Part 1

    What I call F-Throat, a sore throat caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum, is a common, important, treatable illness — but because it doesn’t show up on a strep test, it’s usually missed. Knowing about it could save a life.

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  • Ella

    Ella, Ethan’s Big Sister

    Zoo We Mama! I know most people think going to the movies is just a regular thing, but for my brother and I it was a real milestone. My brother and I read the series Diary Of A Wimpy Kid together, and I mean full out voices. When the movie finally came out in theaters, […]

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  • Ethan’s Epilepsy Soup by Gracie, Ethan's Big Sister

    Ethan’s Epilepsy Soup by Gracie, Ethan’s Big Sister

    Three years ago I received a phone call to my dorm room saying that my younger brother had suffered a seizure. I was shocked to say the least and ever since that night a lot of things have changed in my family. The best way to describe how my family works now is to think […]

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    Curt, Ethan’s Dad

    When my wife told me we were asked to be guest bloggers on Dr. Greene’s site I was very excited. Any time my family has a chance to talk about epilepsy we are more than willing. My 11-year-old son Ethan was diagnosed with Epilepsy in March of 2007.

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  • sara-mom

    Sara, Ethan’s Mom

    Do you ever have those moments where you suddenly stop,look around and say, “How did I get here?” That was me last week folding laundry.  It’s like you live your life and then it hits you–what your life really is! It’s so surreal that Gracie is graduating from NIU in May. Ella is picking out […]

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