SARS – School’s Out
    March 26, 2003
    SARS – School’s Out

    All primary schools, preschools, daycares, high schools, and junior colleges throughout the nation of Singapore have been closed until at least April 6, 2003 in an attempt to stop the spread of SARS i…

    Stop Respiratory Infections
    March 25, 2003
    Stop Respiratory Infections

    At the same time the world is learning about a new respiratory infection that may prove to be a relative of the common cold, researchers have published further evidence that breastfeeding can signific…

    SARS Kids
    March 21, 2003
    SARS Kids

    The number of countries reporting SARS cases continues to climb gradually, with new cases confirmed in Germany, Italy, and the Republic of Ireland. Brunei officials have said that the recent traveler …

    SARS Hotel
    March 20, 2003
    SARS Hotel

    It’s almost like a detective movie. With any outbreak – whether of food poisoning or of a contagious disease – epidemiology investigators follow the clues to try to find something that the affec…

    SARS Update
    March 18, 2003
    SARS Update

    SARS has now been identified in Spain, and 11 cases are under investigation in the U.S. All of these people recently traveled from Asia. Our jet-linked world creates the possibility for contagious dis…

    SARS – A Worldwide Threat
    March 16, 2003
    SARS – A Worldwide Threat

    The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have begun issuing alerts about the outbreak of a contagious, virulent pneumonia now named SARS (Severe Acute Resp…

    Meds for Cough
    January 28, 2003
    Medications for a Cough

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The rattling in the lung could come from extra secretions from the infection itself, or maybe he was describing some wheezing from narrowing of the airways, either from swelling o…

    Signs of Strep Throat
    January 17, 2003
    Signs of Strep Throat

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Strep is a bacterial infection of the throat that needs antibiotic treatment, even in an era when we are cutting way back on antibiotics. She is a bit young for strep to be likely…

    Tonsil Removal
    January 16, 2003
    Tonsil Removal

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It used to be that tonsils were removed routinely if there were any problems. We have since learned that the tonsils are an important part of the immune system. They function as g…

    Epstein-Barr Virus
    January 16, 2003
    Epstein-Barr Virus

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The Epstein-Barr virus is the virus that causes mono and up to 20 percent of those with mono will also have strep. The two often travel together. Most people in the world get EBV …

    Cold Treatment
    January 14, 2003
    Natural Cold Treatment

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Here's my favorite recipe for a natural cold remedy: 2 cups of water (we prefer filtered) the juice of one lemon zest from half that lemon 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 cloves of ch…

    What is Scarlet Fever
    January 11, 2003
    What is Scarlet Fever

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Scarlet fever is a colorful name given to strep throat that comes with a rash. Before antibiotics were available, this was a very scary infection. Now it is very easy to treat, bu…

    Urine Color
    January 10, 2003
    Urine Color

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It is normal after a bad bout of diarrhea for the urine to be concentrated and dark while the child is getting more hydrated, but blood in the urine is something that should be ch…

    Sinus Infections
    January 9, 2003
    Preventing Sinus Infections

    Dr. Greene's Answer: You might want to talk to an allergist (who is probably also trained in immunology) about why your son has so many sinus infections and what can be done to prevent them. Allergy t…

    AIDS Leaves Orphans
    December 3, 2002
    AIDS Leaves Orphans

    We are facing the largest orphan crisis in human history, according to Carol Bellamy, the Executive Director of UNICEF. Her remarks at a conference in Namibia on orphans and vulnerable children were r…

    Zoster (chickenpox)
    November 6, 2002
    Zoster (chickenpox): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: varicella-zoster virus, chickenpox, shingles Introduction to chickenpox: Chickenpox is one of the classic childhood diseases. A young child covered in pox and out of school for a wee…

    Tuberculosis
    November 4, 2002
    Tuberculosis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Captain of the Men of Death, Consumption, Phthisis, TB, White plague Introduction to tuberculosis: The World Health Organization estimates that about 1/3 of the world’s population …

    Tourette Syndrome
    November 4, 2002
    Tourette Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, tics, PANDA Introduction to tourette syndrome: The great English poet, author, and conversationalist, Dr. Samuel Johnson, is believed to have had Tour…

    Rubella
    November 3, 2002
    Rubella: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: German measles, Congenital rubella syndrome, Third disease, French measles, False measles, Scarlatina morbillosa, Hybrid measles Introduction to rubella: How tragic when a mild illne…

    Cold Season, Alcohol, and Clean Hands
    October 25, 2002
    Cold Season, Alcohol, and Clean Hands

    Many of the most common and most dangerous infections spread via germs on the hands that make their way into the mouth, nose, or eyes. How best to keep our children's hands clean? The Centers for Dise…