X-ray skeleton with head in red. Photo by Rugby Streaming
    January 19, 2015
    Does my child have a concussion?

    A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head (or to another part of the body that jolts the head). Two members of my immediate family have had concussions in the last 3 months. …

    Recurrent Headaches
    January 10, 2003
    Recurrent Headaches

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: The most common cause of an undiagnosed recurrent headache in a child is a childhood migraine. Migraines in childhood are defined as recurrent headaches with at least three of the…

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

    Introduction to concussion: Children’s energetic exploration of life often results in head "bonks.” Fortunately, most of them are not serious. Nevertheless, when we hear the awful thud of a child'…

    Alzheimer's? Another Pediatric Disease
    September 3, 1999
    Alzheimer’s? Another Pediatric Disease

    The events that result in adult diseases often occur during childhood. The risk of osteoporosis later in life, for instance, is related to the amount of calcium someone receives in childhood. (more&he…

    Fast Facts about Huffing
    January 27, 1999
    Fast Facts about Huffing

    "Huffing," or inhaling volatile substances, is becoming increasingly popular among children, especially among 12- to 14-year-olds (Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 1998;152(8):781--786).…

    Head Banging in Children
    April 27, 1998
    Head Banging in Children

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There are moments in a child's development that engender fear in her parents: those weeks before she was born when we wonder if she will really be okay, those moments after you ha…

    Young boy with swollen forehead after a fall
    February 13, 1996
    When to Call the Doctor after your Child Hits His Head

    When we hear the awful thud of a child's head, our breath catches. A prompt cry after the injury is reassuring. It is normal to feel sleepy after a child hits his head, and is even okay for him to vo…