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  • Data in Hand

    Data in Hand

    Note: Dr. Greene works with Scanadu, a participatory medical device company that is currently running an exciting Indiegogo campaign for Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder. The first generation of medical students that went to medical school with smartphones in their pockets is still in training. They’ve just finished their second year of residency and […]

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  • Is Codeine Safe for Children?

    Is Codeine Safe for Children?

    More than half a million tonsillectomies are performed each year on children in the U.S. More than sixty percent of those children report significant pain in the days that follow. Acetaminophen with codeine is in widespread use for post-operative pain, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now investigating the safety of codeine for […]

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  • Checklist 6: Daily Journal

    Checklist 6: Daily Journal

    For the last few days on DrGreene.com I’ve share the first three checklists from my book, The Patient’s Checklist: 10 Simple Checklists to Keep You Safe, Sane and Organized . Today I’m skipping to Checklist 6, The Daily Journal because I think keeping your own health diary is one of the most important things you […]

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  • Checklist 3: During a Hospital Stay

    Checklist 3: During a Hospital Stay

    It is important to get the lay of the land if your child is in the hospital. Here are some important, practical tips to keep in mind to help you get your bearings.

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  • Checklist 2: What to Bring

    Checklist 2: What to Bring

    If your child has scheduled surgery you have time to think about packing some important items – ones that can make your child more comfortable and ones that can promote good hospital hygiene. If, on the other hand you find yourself in the emergency room, you can ask a family member to bring a few […]

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  • Checklist 1: Before You Go

    Checklist 1: Before You Go

    My book, The Patient’s Checklist, grew out of my family’s experience caring for my Dad during a very long hospitalization from an entirely preventable medication error. I learned early on that the single greatest threat to patient safety in hospitals is human error: communication breakdowns resulting from overly fragmented care by overworked doctors and nurses, […]

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  • Handling a Hospital Stay – Checklists Can Help

    Handling a Hospital Stay – Checklists Can Help

    No parent can bear to think about the possibility that one day your child, from injury or illness, may wind up in the hospital. But consider these statistics from the Center for Disease Control:

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    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 important articles, chosen by being the most read articles of the year. ***Spoiler Alert*** This is tremendous news for WhiteOut, our campaign […]

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  • Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies and Toddlers

    Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies and Toddlers

    Breaking News Tylenol Doesn’t Relieve Pain for Babies and Toddlers!? The FDA’s Nonsprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and Pediatric Advisory Committee have together recommended that “pain relief” be removed from the label of Tylenol and other brands of acetaminophen because there is no reliable evidence that it relieves pain better than placebo in children under age […]

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  • The Importance of Reading Ingredients Labels on Children’s Medicines

    The Importance of Reading Ingredients Labels on Children’s Medicines

    I have been an avid label reader for many years.  It takes me forever to get through the grocery store because I read the label of everything I pick up, from food to personal care products.  One thing it didn’t occur to me to read the label of until last year was children’s pain relievers.  […]

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