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…

    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…

    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…

    Cold Medicine for Your Kids
    October 22, 2008
    Cold Medicine for Your Kids

    Last year an advisory panel of independent experts convened by the FDA recommended that the FDA ban popular over-the-counter oral decongestants, antihistamines and cough suppressants for children unde…

    Awash in Cold Medicines
    August 28, 2008
    Awash in Cold Medicines

    Question: Who took cough and cold medicines the most? Answer: Kids aged 2 through 5 years – the very group for whom the FDA expert panel voted to ban them last year (although the FDA has not done th…

    Cough Medicine Alternatives
    October 29, 2007
    Cough Medicine Alternatives

    Since the recall of over the counter cough medicines I’ve been asked repeatedly what I personally recommend. The following is an excerpt from my book, Raising Baby Green. It was written before the r…

    Cough and Cold Medicines
    October 11, 2007
    Cough and Cold Medicines

    None of us want to see children feel miserable – for their sakes or for ours. We want remedies when they feel sick. In light of this, I am pleased with the decision of major pharmaceutical companies…

    Conscious Preconception
    May 18, 2006
    Conscious Preconception

    The “trimester” before pregnancy is an important window of opportunity for a baby's health, whether this is a first pregnancy or a later one. And during pregnancy, the weeks between when conceptio…

    Dark Chocoate and Coughs
    February 23, 2005
    Dark Chocolate and Coughs

    You've heard of DM cough syrups. How about DC cough remedies? DM is an abbreviation for an over-the-counter cough suppressant called dextromethorphan. What is DC? It.s the nickname given by members of…

    Chocolate and Coughs
    November 30, 2004
    Chocolate and Coughs

    Could chocolate be more effective than codeine in treating coughs? And if so, how much chocolate would it take? Research published November 17, 2004 in FJ Express, which will appear in The FASEB Journ…

    Cough Season
    September 11, 2003
    Cough Season

    We all want to help a coughing child. But a big difference looms between what should happen and what does happen when kids have bronchitis and other cough illnesses. Even though overall antibiotic use…

    Common Over-the-Counter Medicines & Miscarriage
    August 18, 2003
    Common Over-the-Counter Medicines & Miscarriage

    Women who take aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, etc.), or naproxen (Alleve) during pregnancy or just before may have an 80 percent increased risk of miscarriage, according to a study in the August 1…

    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…

    Reye Syndrome
    November 2, 2002
    Reye Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to Reye syndrome: Children’s aspirin used to be one of the most common medicines given to children. Today it is not recommended, and Reye syndrome is the reason why. What is Reye syndro…

    Ear Infection
    October 28, 2002
    Ear Infection: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Acute otitis media, otitis media, AOM Introduction to ear infection: Many parents are familiar with being awoken by a crying baby with an ear infection. Ear infections are the most c…

    cough
    October 26, 2002
    Cough: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to cough: Your home calms at night, the children are tucked into bed – but then loud coughing replaces the silence. It’s impressive that a body so small can cough so loud. What is a c…

    diseases_coldsores_article_preview
    October 25, 2002
    Cold Sores: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Fever Blisters, Herpes Labialis, Secondary Herpes Introduction to cold sores: Kids often feel the tingling before you can see the sore. If your child has a cold sore, he is likely to…

    diseases_commoncold_article_preview
    October 25, 2002
    Common Cold: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Upper respiratory tract infection, URI, Nasopharyngitis, Viral rhinosinusitis. Introduction to a common cold: It’s called the “common cold” for a reason. Your child will probab…

    Check the Ingredients!
    October 24, 2000
    Check the Ingredients!

    It's easy for the eyes to glaze over when looking at the long words listed in the ingredients of cough and cold medications. Learning to recognize a few words, though, is an important skill to learn (…

    Fast Facts about Childhood Migraines
    January 12, 1998
    Fast Facts about Childhood Migraines

    Migraines are the most important and frequent type of headache in children, affecting more than one in twelve kids -- yet only 20 percent of children with migraines are ever properly diagnosed and tre…