Fast Facts about Organic Milk
    June 4, 2010
    Fast Facts about Organic Milk

    Many of the regulations that allow dairy products to carry the label “certified organic” revolve around farming practices. In general, organic milk should come from cows that eat only organic food…

    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…

    Babies’ Eating Fish Cuts Eczema Odds
    September 27, 2008
    Babies’ Eating Fish Cuts Eczema Odds

    Eczema is a common skin condition in children, and has been getting more common in recent decades, now affecting as many as 1 in 3 babies in some parts of the world. We know that heredity plays a big …

    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema
    May 26, 2008
    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema

    Getting plenty of DHA, one of the important omega-3 fats found in breast milk, could help to prevent allergies, asthma, and eczema in young children. Dr. Eileen Birch, who has previously studied links…

    Vitamin D, Asthma, and Eczema
    April 11, 2008
    Vitamin D, Asthma, and Eczema

    Kids who have low levels of vitamin D have a higher chance of asthma attacks, according to a study presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. This…

    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!
    January 8, 2008
    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!

    Get ready for some surprising recommendations. Eczema, asthma, and food allergies are all on the rise in children, each having more than doubled in the last several decades. This rapid increase has le…

    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…

    Preventing Allergies
    June 16, 2003
    Preventing Allergies

    It’s peak allergy season in many areas, with spring trees still pumping out millions of grains of pollen each day and the summer grasses already starting to contribute their share. Sneezing, running…

    Diet and Skin
    June 4, 2003
    Diet and Skin

    Baby soft, smooth skin in young children could be partly the result of what their mothers ate during pregnancy and nursing, according to a study reported in the May 31, 2003 issue of The Lancet. Benef…

    Introducing Yogurt
    January 12, 2003
    Introducing Yogurt

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Nine months is okay for yogurt for most babies. Yogurt is a wonderful food. It is rich in calcium, and the active cultures have many health benefits. Kids with a strong family his…

    Wheat, Dairy, Celiac
    January 11, 2003
    Wheat, Dairy, Celiac and Allergies

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There are many types of food intolerances, and some of them can trigger eczema and cause poor weight gain. Both wheat and dairy commonly cause allergies and worsening eczema in b…

    Food Allergies
    October 29, 2002
    Food Allergies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Food hypersensitivity, Oral allergy syndrome, Allergic proctocolitis Introduction to food allergies: Many parents of infants and toddlers are told that food allergies don’t happen …

    Asthma
    October 24, 2002
    Asthma: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Reactive airway disease, wheezy bronchitis, viral-associated wheezing, bronchiolitis Introduction to asthma: Asthma is one of the most common disorders affecting children. As many as…

    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…

    Preventing Eczema
    April 15, 2002
    Preventing Eczema

    Each year in the western world, eczema gets more common. We know that breastfeeding can prevent eczema, and that mothers’ avoiding certain allergic foods can further decrease the risk. Another power…

    Farm Life and Immunity
    October 10, 2001
    Farm Life and Immunity

    Children who are raised on a farm have a significantly reduced risk of asthma, eczema, and hayfever, according to a study in the October 6, 2001 issue of The Lancet. Non-farm children who were exposed…

    Fast Facts about Yogurt and Beneficial Bacteria
    November 7, 2000
    Fast Facts about Yogurt and Beneficial Bacteria

    The opposite of antibiotics are probiotics - a term coined in 1965 to describe substances that favor the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the body. (more…)…

    Psoriasis
    May 24, 1999
    What is Psoriasis?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Any child with a chronic or recurrent rash that is unresponsive to prescribed treatment deserves a trip to a pediatric dermatologist. With psoriasis, most kids have seen several d…

    Growing Understanding about what Causes Psoriasis
    May 24, 1999
    Growing Understanding about what Causes Psoriasis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The first step toward successful treatment of any rash is to correctly identify it. Any child with a chronic or recurrent rash that is unresponsive to prescribed treatment deserve…

    New Treatments for Psoriasis
    May 24, 1999
    New Treatments for Psoriasis

    For years, the mainstays of psoriasis treatment have been steroid creams, coal tar preparations, and moisturizers. For mild rashes, these have been sufficient. For severe psoriasis, people have resort…