Sickle Cell Anemia
    November 3, 2002
    Sickle Cell Anemia: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Hemoglobin S Introduction to sickle cell anemia: Normal red blood cells are soft, gel-like discs that can squish as needed to slip through the tiny capillaries of the body. In sickle…

    Diagnosis in the 21st Century
    August 15, 2001
    Diagnosis in the 21st Century

    Back in 1995, a man died tragically when he was only 42 years old. The official diagnosis was liver failure from alcoholic cirrhosis. No autopsy was done. The body was cremated. No clues remained. End…

    DiGeorge Anomaly
    February 18, 1999
    DiGeorge Anomaly

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It boggles my mind. The development of a single fertilized egg into the trillion-fold complexities of a crying newborn baby with absolutely unique fingerprints and toeprints amaze…

    Hemihypertrophy and Cancer
    January 21, 1999
    Hemihypertrophy and Cancer

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Hemihypertrophy, also called hemihyperplasia, is a greater-than-normal asymmetry between the right and left sides of the body. Hemihypertrophy can occur as an independent conditio…

    Hemihypertrophy & Hemihyperplasia
    January 21, 1999
    Hemihypertrophy & Hemihyperplasia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Vonda, I'm so glad you asked! Most people are not aware of this medical condition. Hemihypertrophy, also called hemihyperplasia, is a greater-than-normal asymmetry between the rig…

    Hemihypertrophy
    January 21, 1999
    Hemihypertrophy

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Hemihypertrophy, also called hemihyperplasia, is a greater-than-normal asymmetry between the right and left sides of the body. This difference can be in just one finger; just one …

    Dupuytren's Contracture and Plantar Fibromatosis
    October 27, 1997
    Dupuytren’s Contracture and Plantar Fibromatosis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Robi, most parents hold the deep, unquestioned belief that over the next several years we will watch our children grow ever more independent and more mobile as they walk out of ou…

    Dupuytren’s Contracture
    October 27, 1997
    Dupuytren’s Contracture

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet, we each have a tough fibrous layer called fascia (the palmar fascia and plantar fascia, respectively). In Dupuytren's contract…

    Grebe Syndrome
    September 8, 1997
    Grebe Syndrome

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Pregnancy is one of the most vivid seasons of human life, a time when a woman is sharing an experience with her ancestors all the way back to those before recorded history. In jus…

    Chances Of Having A Second Baby With Trisomy 13
    June 16, 1997
    Chances Of Having A Second Baby With Trisomy 13

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Melissa, quite a lot has happened since I wrote you last week. On Wednesday, I drove about an hour and a half to Santa Rosa, California to be present when my sister had a baby. Sh…

    Information on Trisomy 13
    June 9, 1997
    Information on Trisomy 13

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Melissa, one of my most vivid memories from my pediatric residency was sitting with a mom while she rocked her son who was born with trisomy 13. We were in the Intensive Care Nurs…

    Trisomy 13
    June 9, 1997
    The Complex and Profound Effects of Trisomy 13

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The 13th chromosome contains blueprints that direct a baby's development in the early weeks following conception. When a child has an extra 13th chromosome, as is the case in tris…

    XYY Boys
    December 2, 1996
    XYY Boys

    Dr. Greene's Answer: My hat is off to you, Mary. Your instinct is leading you to an often unrecognized root of many problems in very active boys. Mothering four children is a huge task -- all the more…