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    October 25, 2002
    Common Cold: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Upper respiratory tract infection, URI, Nasopharyngitis, Viral rhinosinusitis. Introduction to a common cold: It’s called the “common cold” for a reason. Your child will probab…

    Allergies
    October 23, 2002
    Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Nasal allergies, Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Perennial allergic rhinitis, Pollen allergy, House dust allergy, Pet allergies, Mold allergies Introduction…

    Cotton Swabs and Ear Performations
    December 18, 2000
    Cotton Swabs and Ear Performations

    I heard from a reader about an extremely common practice that most of us have been warned never to do: My wife was cleaning our three-year old daughter's ear with a cotton swab. She turned into the sw…

    Dangers of Parental Smoking
    August 17, 2000
    Dangers of Parental Smoking

    A study in the August 2000 issue of the Archives of Disease in Childhood found that parents who smoke increase the risk of meningococcal meningitis for their children by about 200% for every 20 cigare…

    Ear Infections - Predicting Them! Preventing Them?
    May 23, 2000
    Ear Infections – Predicting Them! Preventing Them?

    Testing a baby's cord blood for levels of maternal antibodies to pneumococcal bacteria can predict the frequency of ear infections. Information presented at the May 2000 American Society of Pediatric …

    How Secondhand Smoke Affects Children
    November 19, 1999
    How Secondhand Smoke Affects Children

    The Great American Smokeout is the American Cancer Society's call to stop smoking. We all know that smoking leads to serious health problems for adults, but many people just don't get that being in a …

    Fast Facts about Meningitis
    March 20, 1998
    Fast Facts about Meningitis

    Bacterial meningitis can occur at any age, but 95 percent of cases are in children under 5 years old. Boys are more likely to get it than girls. (more…)…

    Ear Infections and Xylitol
    January 20, 1997
    Ear Infections and Xylitol

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Parents need to know about this gentle, effective solution – especially if their children get ear infections. Xylitol (pronounced zie-lit-tall) is a sweet substance found natura…

    Fast Facts about Ear Infections
    March 5, 1996
    Fast Facts about Ear Infections

    Since ear infections are the most common diagnosis in pediatrics, it is worthwhile for a parent to learn to become a Sherlock Holmes -- able to notice the clues and suspect an ear infection before it …