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  • 5 Ways to Get More Exercise with Your Kids

    5 Ways to Get More Exercise with Your Kids

    As a busy work at home mom, it’s hard to get enough exercise in each week. I know I’m not alone, but it doesn’t stop me from trying to figure out ways to sneak more exercise in. I’m far from perfect with my exercise habits, but I’m trying. That’s all us busy moms can do, […]

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    Dr. Greene’s Super Bowl Challenge

    Turn several hours of fun on the couch into several hours of active fun: Whenever your team makes a first down, celebrate with 10 jumping jacks, scissor jumps, sit-ups or pushups. When your team scores a touchdown, do a 30-second victory dance (exuberant celebrations on the field penalized, exuberant celebrations in the family room get […]

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  • Early Puberty in Girls

    Early Puberty in Girls

    Question: My 8 yr old daughter is showing signs of premature onset of pubery; she has adult-grade underarm odor, blemishes, headaches, and a few hairs under her arms. I have researched out the possible reasons, ie: environmental(plastics & pollutiants) & dietary(hormones in meats & dairy, etc) causes, and am being/have been as cautious as possible. […]

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  • Get Your Kids Up and Moving

    Get Your Kids Up and Moving

    We all know about the importance of fitting exercise into our daily lives. However, millions of Americans still do not get exercise regularly. With the obesity epidemic all around us, it is time for every parent to take healthy steps to get or keep their kids eating healthy and moving their bodies.

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  • Dr. Greene’s Top Parenting Dos and Don’ts

    Dr. Greene’s Top Parenting Dos and Don’ts

    Each day I see parents trying their best to do what’s right for their families, but no one has the perfect guidebook that tells parents what to do. Here are the top ten solvable problems that I advise parents to remedy today.

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  • Exercising for Two

    Exercising for Two

    Exercise is a green approach to health care. Yes, a green pregnancy means making the most of what you take into your body, through what you eat, drink, and breathe, and also absorb through your skin, hair, and nails. But how you move your body is another powerful green way to make a difference. There […]

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  • Cholesterol, Drugs, and Kids

    Cholesterol, Drugs, and Kids

    Controversial new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics call for more children to get their cholesterol checked, starting as young as age 2, and for some kids to be started on statin drugs to lower their cholesterol, starting as young as age 8. I’m glad that the controversy surrounding these guidelines is starting to […]

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  • As Powerful as Insulin

    As Powerful as Insulin

    The hormonal shifts of pregnancy are a challenge for maintaining healthy blood glucose levels. Up to 1 in 8 women will develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancies, increasing risks for themselves and for their babies.

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  • Burning Fat

    Burning Fat

    What kind of exercise is most effective for burning fat in children? A new study delivers an objective answer. It’s no secret that childhood obesity has become a major problem, nor that physical activity is an important tool for preventing and reversing weight problems.

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  • Soccer and Weight Loss

    Soccer and Weight Loss

    A fun, practical, affordable way to help overweight kids? My friend and colleague, Dana Weintraub, MD, from the Division of General Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, led a team that studied the effect of an after school soccer team on weight. The results of SPORT (the Stanford […]

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