Ask for No-Added-Mercury Vaccines
    May 27, 2003
    Ask for No-Added-Mercury Vaccines

    When it comes to the flu shot, choice is now here. Many doctors start ordering flu vaccine during the spring and summer months for the fall and winter to follow. Beginning in 2003, a preservative-free…

    Asthma and SARS
    April 15, 2003
    Asthma and SARS

    There has never been a better time to be sure your asthma is under control. With a proper treatment plan, most asthma symptoms can be prevented or minimized. Uncontrolled, the linings of the airways i…

    Haemophilus Influenzae
    October 30, 2002
    Haemophilus Influenzae: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Hib, H flu Introduction to haemophilus influenzae: Not long ago H influenzae type b (Hib) was the number one cause of bacterial meningitis. More than half of the cases of Hib infecti…

    Cold Season, Alcohol, and Clean Hands
    October 25, 2002
    Cold Season, Alcohol, and Clean Hands

    Many of the most common and most dangerous infections spread via germs on the hands that make their way into the mouth, nose, or eyes. How best to keep our children's hands clean? The Centers for Dise…

    Flu Vaccine Recommendations for Children Under Four
    September 25, 2002
    Flu Vaccine Recommendations for Children Under Four

    Each year the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) makes recommendations about who should get the influenza vaccine. The focus of the flu shot campaign among healthy people has been on people aged 6…

    Preventing Colds, Flus, and Infections2
    March 16, 1999
    Preventing Colds, Flus, and Infections

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As an active pediatrician, I am exposed to every cold and flu virus in every daycare center in our community. Think about it! Sneezed on, slobbered on – I even wind up examining…

    Clean Hands
    March 16, 1999
    Clean Hands

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In a recent study of 341 children's daycare centers, infrequent washing of children's or providers' hands after nose wiping, after diapering, before meals, and before food prepara…

    Tips For Cold, Cough, or Flu Prevention
    March 16, 1999
    Tips For Cold, Cough, or Flu Prevention

    Infections can be avoided both by decreasing the exposure to germs and by boosting your child’s immunity. Here are 6 powerful ways to decrease germ exposure: (more…)…

    Catching a Cold or Flu
    October 5, 1998
    Catching a Cold or Flu

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When someone has a cold, the nasal secretions are teeming with cold viruses. Coughing, drooling, and talking are all unlikely ways to pass a cold. But sneezing, nose-blowing, and …

    Flu Shot Candidates
    October 5, 1998
    Flu Shot Candidates

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The CDC recommends annual flu vaccines for everyone 6 months and older. When flu vaccine supplies are limited, the CDC recommends priority vaccination for the  following groups: …

    Cold Or Flu? How To Tell The Difference
    October 5, 1998
    Cold Or Flu? How To Tell The Difference

    The symptoms we get during a viral illness are often the body's attempt to get rid of the virus and to minimize damage. Sneezing ejects the virus from the nose, cough from the lungs and throat, vomiti…

    Cold and Flu Differences
    October 5, 1998
    Cold and Flu Differences

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: I am so glad you asked this question. Cold and flu have become an inseparable pair, like salt and pepper or New Year's and weight loss. Walking down the "cold and flu" aisle of an…

    Fevers
    February 8, 1997
    Fevers

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Not very long ago -- when my parents were children -- a high fever in a child could easily mean the end for that child. High fevers resulting in death were common. Today, most of …

    Fast Facts about Fevers
    February 8, 1997
    Fast Facts about Fevers

    Most bacteria and viruses that cause infections in humans thrive best at 98.6 degrees F (37C). Raising the temperature a few degrees can give the body the winning edge. In addition, a fever activates …