Data in Hand
    July 10, 2013
    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 generatio…

    Is Codeine Safe for Children?
    August 15, 2012
    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 c…

    Checklist 6: Daily Journal
    June 22, 2012
    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 Che…

    Checklist 3: During a Hospital Stay
    June 21, 2012
    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. (more…)…

    Checklist 2: What to Bring
    June 20, 2012
    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…

    Checklist 1: Before You Go
    June 19, 2012
    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…

    Handling a Hospital Stay – Checklists Can Help
    June 18, 2012
    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: (more…

    drgblog-pediatricion-reading
    December 9, 2011
    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 i…

    Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies and Toddlers
    May 18, 2011
    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 rel…

    The Importance of Reading Ingredients Labels on Children’s Medicines
    March 17, 2011
    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 thi…

    If It Were My Child: No Tylenol before Shots
    September 24, 2010
    If It Were My Child: No Tylenol before Shots

    Earlier this year there was a massive Tylenol recall. The recall included Infant Tylenol drops, Children's Tylenol, as well as many other children's medications. I'm not exaggerating when I say massiv…

    Less Is More
    August 27, 2010
    Less Is More

    I keep saying less is more. So often, with children, the less we do, the better. Pediatricians often pride themselves on being smart enough to know when to do.....nothing. (more…)…

    If It Were My Child: No Benadryl on the Plane
    August 26, 2010
    If It Were My Child: No Benadryl on the Plane

    Celebrating with family and friends is one yummy thing in life even in the face of family dynamics-drama.  I know it doesn't feel yummy for everyone.  I'm not trying to sound Pollyanna-ey.  I've ha…

    F-Throat Part 2
    March 31, 2010
    F-Throat Part 2

    In the video below I discuss how to treat what I call F-Throat, or a sore throat caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum.  It's an important health topic that you should know about, especially if you or …

    F-Throat Part 1
    March 30, 2010
    F-Throat Part 1

    What I call F-Throat, a sore throat caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum, is a common, important, treatable illness -- but because it doesn't show up on a strep test, it's usually missed. Knowing about…

    The Useless Appendix? Not! Useless Surgery? Maybe.
    January 20, 2010
    The Useless Appendix? Not! Useless Surgery? Maybe.

    Until now, most doctors agreed that when appendicitis strikes, the appendix has to go. This deep-seated idea began in 1889. Appendectomy was so successful at saving lives that it has been largely unch…

    Doctors' Blind Spot? The Patient
    January 14, 2010
    Doctors’ Blind Spot? The Patient

    Right before our eyes there's a dark hole in what we see. Not only don't we see some of what's right in front of our face, but we don't even notice the gap. Our illusion of a seamless visual world is …

    Dosing Spoon Surprise
    January 6, 2010
    Dosing Spoon Surprise

    Once again, my take is different than that of most. About 70 percent of Americans measure their liquid medicines in kitchen spoons. But when smart college students were asked to pour a real teaspoon o…

    Clindamycin
    June 18, 2009
    Clindamycin

    Clindamycin is strong antibiotic used to treat difficult bacterial infections in children. You might see a brand name such as Cleocin on the label. It comes as liquid or capsules, and is also availabl…

    Clarithromycin
    June 18, 2009
    Clarithromycin

    Clarithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. You might see a brand name such as Biaxin on the label. It comes as liquid, tablets, or extended…