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  • Epsom Salts and Cerebral Palsy

    Epsom Salts and Cerebral Palsy

    Before we talk about Epsom salt baths, here’s the news: giving pregnant women an IV infusion of magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) cut the risk of their preterm baby developing cerebral palsy by about half, according to a study in the August 28, 2008 New England Journal of Medicine. Women who were in labor or whose […]

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  • Cough Medicine Alternatives

    Cough Medicine Alternatives

    Since the recall of over the counter cough medicines I’ve been asked repeatedly what I personally recommend. The following is an excerpt from my book, Raising Baby Green. It was written before the recall, but certainly applies. — You can clean out the medicine cabinet of decongestants and antihistamines for your baby.

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  • Dark Chocolate Treats Diarrhea?

    Dark Chocolate Treats Diarrhea?

    he medicinal use of cocoa to treat childhood diarrhea and other intestinal problems was common among the Mayans and Aztecs. Europeans began writing about this in the mid 1500s, but the practice is probably far older. Now, 21st century research published in the October 2005 Journal of Nutrition suggests a scientific basis for this ancient […]

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  • Dark Chocoate and Coughs

    Dark Chocolate and Coughs

    You’ve heard of DM cough syrups. How about DC cough remedies? DM is an abbreviation for an over-the-counter cough suppressant called dextromethorphan. What is DC? It.s the nickname given by members of the DrGreene.com community to dark chocolate. Codeine is stronger against coughs than DM. Could DC be even more effective? And if so, how […]

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  • Echinacea and Colds in Children

    Echinacea and Colds in Children

    In the U.S., more than $300 million are spent each year on echinacea, mostly in an attempt to treat and prevent the common cold. Colds are especially common in children, who average 3 to 8 colds a year, each lasting about a week. Parents want something natural and gentle that works. But does echinacea work […]

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    Common Cold: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Upper respiratory tract infection, URI, Nasopharyngitis, Viral rhinosinusitis. Introduction to a common cold: It’s called the “common cold” for a reason. Your child will probably have more colds than any other type of illness. Most kids have had eight to ten colds by their second birthdays and they continue throughout childhood (and their […]

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  • Duct Tape, Emery Boards, and Warts

    Duct Tape, Emery Boards, and Warts

    Treatments for warts abound, varying from as gentle and simple as taping a patch of banana peel on before bed, to as high-tech and powerful as superpulsed carbon-dioxide-laser vaporization. A study published in the October 2002 issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine compared having warts frozen by a doctor to having them […]

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  • Butterbur - An Effective Natural Remedy for Allergies? Is It Safe? Or Does It Cause Liver Cancer? What You Need to Know

    Butterbur – An Effective Natural Remedy for Allergies? Is It Safe? Or Does It Cause Liver Cancer? What You Need to Know

    Petasites is a shrub with incredibly huge leaves, up to 3 feet in diameter, usually found in low-lying wet areas and marshes. The plant is sometimes called butterbur, perhaps because the large, soft leaves were used to wrap butter when trying to keep it cool. Other colorful names for the plant include butterfly dock, butter-dock, […]

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  • Benefits and Concerns of Holistic Practioners

    Benefits and Concerns of Holistic Practioners

    Dr. Kathi Kemper, author of The Holistic Pediatrician, has co-authored a new study of the safety of homeopathic and naturopathic treatment of children. As reported in the January 2000 issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine,the study found that homeopathic practitioners and naturopathic doctors spend much more time with their patients than their […]

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  • Fast Facts about Psoriasis

    Fast Facts about Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is often not even considered in children because the average age of onset is 28 years.

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