Fast Facts about Meningitis
    March 20, 1998
    Fast Facts about Meningitis

    Bacterial meningitis can occur at any age, but 95 percent of cases are in children under 5 years old. Boys are more likely to get it than girls. (more…)…

    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 …

    The Children’s Immunization Schedule
    October 18, 1996
    The Children’s Immunization Schedule

    Guidelines have been set for many health issues. Experts are able to devote a considerable amount of time to a particular question (far more than an individual physician could ever hope to achieve), t…

    Recommended Immunization Schedule
    October 18, 1996
    Recommended Immunization Schedule

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Standard guidelines and practices are an important part of modern medicine. They have helped to elevate our health and to provide a framework in which we can evaluate how well we …

    Fast Facts about the DTaP Vaccine
    September 12, 1996
    Fast Facts about the DTaP Vaccine

    The DTaP vaccine is a newer version of the older DPT vaccine. DTaP is designed to immunize against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. (more…)…

    DPT Vaccine Contraindications
    September 12, 1996
    DPT Vaccine Contraindications

    Dr. Greene's Answer: For most individuals, the benefits of the DPT (a.k.a. DTaP) vaccine far outweigh the risks. The following events or conditions may have an impact on the risk of a reaction with th…

    DPT Vaccine
    September 12, 1996
    DPT Vaccine

    Dr.Greene's Answer: A beautiful little girl was perfectly healthy until 3 days following her DPT injection when she developed a high fever, screaming, and convulsions. After the episode subsided, this…

    Measles Vacine
    July 31, 1996
    Measles Vaccine

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The measles vaccine is an effective vaccine in preventing measles. After 2 doses of the measles vaccine, over 99% of recipients will be immune to measles. The initial dose of the …

    Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine
    June 25, 1996
    Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine

    Chicken pox is caused by the Varicella-zoster virus. It is usually a mild infection, and not life-threatening. Although children with this virus may be miserable for several days, and miss a week of s…

    Chickenpox Vaccine
    June 25, 1996
    Chickenpox Vaccine

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When deciding upon any immunization, it is wise to consider both the risks versus benefits of the vaccine and the risks versus benefits of not receiving the vaccine. Children who …

    BCG Vaccine
    May 20, 1996
    BCG Vaccine

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Tuberculosis has been aptly called the "Captain of the Men of Death." It remains the most important infectious disease in the world in terms of human suffering and death. Evidence…

    Fast Facts about RSV
    March 15, 1996
    Fast Facts about RSV

    RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is the most important respiratory organism of early childhood. RSV occurs throughout the world, and in each location it tends to occur in yearly winter outbreaks. …