Medical Checklist
    June 28, 2013
    Your Medical Checklist: What You Need To Know

    When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I learned the importance of maintaining a medical checklist. I also learned how little I really knew about my health records and family history. I had to collec…

    Laugh and the Whole World Laughs with You!
    December 28, 2012
    Laugh and the Whole World Laughs with You!

    It seems that laughing can be contagious.  Have you ever found yourself laughing after you see someone else laughing?  You don’t know why you are laughing but just seeing someone laugh can cause y…

    Stressed? Mama Nature has a nutrient for you
    December 7, 2012
    Stressed? Mama Nature has a nutrient for you

    The body’s stress response is genius. When stress happens, the body shuts down all extra “programs” in favor of the “get out of dodge ASAP” one to give us the best chance at survival.  Well…

    What’s GLA & Why is it essential?
    December 6, 2012
    What’s GLA & Why is it essential?

    When it comes to which fats, or specifically, which fatty acids the body needs, it can all sound like a alphabet soup – DHA, EPA, ALA and so on.  Well, as it turns out, there’s one more to stir i…

    Handle the Holidays… Healthier
    December 5, 2012
    Handle the Holidays… Healthier

    The holidays happen every year, and every year the thought happens that this will be the year that you and the family stay healthier. And then the holidays happen and the thought morphs to January is …

    Health Related Apps for Parents
    November 27, 2012
    Health Related Apps for Parents

    Any parent of multiple children can tell you that keeping track of their family’s medical history can be a challenge!  Every time I am asked for a child’s birthdate, I have to pause and think, le…

    Tending the Garden Within
    June 19, 2012
    Tending the Garden Within

    One of my favorite gardening activities is digging potatoes. Rich soil hides delicious, nutritious gems like the ones in the image above from our garden. (more…)…

    HealthTap: From 1 Doctor Answering Questions Online to >10,000 - All in One Place
    February 22, 2012
    HealthTap: From 1 Doctor Answering Questions Online to >10,000 – All in One Place

    When we started here at DrGreene.com there was just one doc answering questions online. As the years have gone by the amount of health information (all information) has exploded. But even so, there ha…

    drgblog-pediatricion-reading
    December 9, 2011
    What is Your Pediatrician Reading?

    Medscape Pediatrics, a leading source of medical information for physicians (if not the leading source of info for physicians), has released the Medscape Top 10 for in 2011 – this year’s 10 most i…

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    October 31, 2011
    Pediatricians’ Trick-or-Treat Bags

    Each year thousands of pediatricians gather for a national conference to catch up on the latest science and with each other. There’s also a huge exhibit hall, as in so many professional and trade co…

    Food Day: A Great New Holiday
    October 24, 2011
    Food Day: A Great New Holiday

    Food Day, my favorite new holiday, is a simple but profound celebration of something all humans share – we become the food we eat. The first annual Food Day (foodday.org), debuts October 24, sponsor…

    Healthcare Issues
    September 3, 2010
    Healthcare Issues

    Perspectives from living many places in a few short years - Part 3: A few healthcare issues I have noticed Living the life of a nomad for the past three years has exposed me to several healthcare issu…

    Doing Nothing Option
    September 2, 2010
    Doing Nothing Option

    Perspectives of a doctor becoming a patient - Part 2 - Doing nothing option One day, when I was 27 years old, suddenly, out of the blue, I noticed a breast lump. (more…)…

    Fog of Denial
    September 1, 2010
    Fog of Denial

    Perspectives of a doctor becoming a patient - Part 1 One day, when I was 27 years old, suddenly, out of the blue, I noticed a breast lump.  Since I am a doctor, my initial reaction was to wait a few …

    Exercise and Various Cities in the US
    August 31, 2010
    Exercise and Various Cities in the US

    Part 2: Exercise and various cities in the US Living in lots of cities recently has made me aware of the fact that the amount of exercise I get depends on where I live.  In LA, walking is out of the …

    Health and Diet and Various Cities in North America
    August 30, 2010
    Health and Diet and Various Cities in North America

    For my medical training, over the past 3 years I’ve lived in 6 cities.  Now as I plan to live in Palo Alto for the next 2 years and have time to reflect, I realize this travel has shaped a simple o…

    A Chemical Safety Net for Our Kids
    January 20, 2010
    A Chemical Safety Net for Our Kids

    Many parents assume that our current government regulations do a pretty good job of protecting our children from exposures to unhealthy chemicals – not realizing that the current law from the 1970…

    Take Charge of Ear Infections or Asthma - Or Your Own Health
    October 6, 2009
    Take Charge of Ear Infections or Asthma – Or Your Own Health

    Get in on the free beta launch of KEAS, a new online service that provides step-by-step Care Plans to help you understand diagnoses and lab results, set health goals, and do what it takes to achieve y…

    Excerpt #5: Women's Health for Life: Women's Health Lists for Women in Your 30's
    September 11, 2009
    Excerpt #5: Women’s Health for Life: Women’s Health Lists for Women in Your 30’s

    The following is part five of a five-part excerpt of the new book, Women's Health for Life (DK 2009).  Women's Health for Life is a unique compilation of women's health information, designed to help …

    Excerpt #4: Women's Health for Life: Your 30's--Fertility and sexual health
    September 10, 2009
    Excerpt #4: Women’s Health for Life: Your 30’s–Fertility and sexual health

    The following is part four of a five-part excerpt of the new book, Women's Health for Life (DK 2009).  Women's Health for Life is a unique compilation of women's health information, designed to help …