Yes, It Is Cancer: The Importance of Persistence
    March 16, 2009
    Yes, It Is Cancer: The Importance of Persistence

    When I hit my 40s, I was happy, healthy and very, very busy. I was a caretaker for someone I loved. I was writing books. I took up golf, learned about scuba diving and participated in my first triathl…

    Early Puberty
    October 28, 2002
    Early Puberty: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Precocious puberty Introduction to early puberty: When childhood is ending, it often feels like it has all gone by too fast. It’s bittersweet watching our children’s bodies chang…

    The D3 Cycle
    June 27, 2001
    The D3 Cycle

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Having the belly fill up with stool is more common than most people think. The scenario is so common that I created my own name for the downward spiral that leads to it. I call it…

    Diagnosing Head Lice
    August 27, 1999
    Diagnosing Head Lice

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Lice have been a nuisance to humans since ancient times. They have thrived almost wherever humans have been in prolonged close contact with each other. One notable exception to th…

    qabreast lumps
    March 25, 1999
    Breast Lumps

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Lumps of one kind or another are a common reason for a visit to the doctor's office. The lump might be in the neck (that the parents suspect is just a swollen gland), in the knee …

    Hemihypertrophy & Hemihyperplasia
    January 21, 1999
    Hemihypertrophy & Hemihyperplasia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Vonda, I'm so glad you asked! Most people are not aware of this medical condition. Hemihypertrophy, also called hemihyperplasia, is a greater-than-normal asymmetry between the rig…

    Diagnosing Pertussis
    July 27, 1998
    Diagnosing Pertussis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Current lab tests to detect pertussis are either slow, cumbersome, not readily available, or often fail to pick up the disease. For this reason, the number of proven cases reporte…

    Lymph Nodes
    May 18, 1998
    Lymph Nodes

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Almost every day, Shelley, concerned parents ask me about lumps in their children's necks or scalps. Most of the time, these turn out to be normal. Occasionally, though, they are …

    Migraines
    January 12, 1998
    Migraines

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Even the unbridled energy of childhood can be squelched by a pounding migraine headache. As the pain mounts, a normally curious and active child will slow and then stop playing, b…

    Can Febrile Seizures be Prevented?
    March 10, 1997
    Can Febrile Seizures be Prevented?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Some children have seizures or convulsions when they have fevers. Although febrile seizures are fairly common, many parents have never seen one until it happens to their child. Fe…

    Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
    January 13, 1997
    Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

    Dr. Greene's Answer: No one knows what causes it. We do know that it often follows a viral respiratory infection. It seems to be some kind of allergic reaction to the virus. It has also been seen foll…