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    June 14, 2011
    New: skin damage starts with your child’s first summer

    It’s taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies’ skin is softer …

    Fruity Rooibos Red Tea Pops Recipe
    August 19, 2010
    Fruity Rooibos Red Tea Pops Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Rooibos is a very high antioxidant tea and really boosts your immune system. It is an herbal tea, which means there is no caffeine and is (more…)…

    Handy Dandy Barbeque Sauce Recipe
    July 30, 2010
    Handy Dandy Barbeque Sauce Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] This sauce will be one of your favorites.  It's quick and easy and tasty too. You can use it on chicken, beef, or even in beans.…

    Safe Outdoor Play
    August 26, 2009
    Safe Outdoor Play

    After a long, cold winter, parents everywhere throw open the windows, soaking in the sunshine and spring temperatures, and utter the most thrilling four words in the parent lexicon: "Go outside and pl…

    Bug Off
    June 21, 2006
    Bug Off

    More infants and children are bitten by mosquitoes than by any other insect. But parents often don’t notice the bites on babies and young children because they don’t look like they do on teens and…

    Black Bean Burgers Recipe
    November 26, 2003
    Black Bean Burgers Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] A lower fat option to meat burgers, this tasty recipe is a healthy substitute for all those summer barbecues!…

    Summer Is Heating Up!
    July 31, 2003
    Summer Is Heating Up!

    It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere – and hot, really hot, in many areas.  We are warm-blooded. Our bodies produce heat. When a muscle contracts, only about 25 percent of the energy is used fo…

    Bottled Water: Summer Tip
    June 9, 2003
    Bottled Water: Summer Tip

    I came across an interesting article in the June 3, 2003 Boston Globe. “Water bottles are not all created equal.” The article quotes Ryan Jordan, a biofilm engineer, who explained that softer plas…

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

    Related concepts: Tanning, Radiation damage Introduction to sunburn: Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) t…

    Heat Stroke
    October 30, 2002
    Heat Stroke: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat prostration Introduction to heat stroke: Whether it’s a baby at the beach on a hot day, a toddler left in a sweltering car, or a budding young at…

    Heat Stroke and other Heat Emergencies
    July 26, 2001
    Heat Stroke and other Heat Emergencies

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Heat injuries are more common than people think. Heat cramps are the most common. They usually affect the calf or hamstring muscles and respond to gentle stretching and to re-hydr…

    White Patches of Skin
    August 31, 1998
    White Patches of Skin

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Every year as the final weeks of summer come to a close, I am asked by parents on the phone, in the office, and online about white patches that their children have developed. It's…

    White Patches On A Baby’s Cheeks Could Be Pityriasis Alba
    August 31, 1998
    White Patches On A Baby’s Cheeks Could Be Pityriasis Alba

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I bet your 14-month-old is adorable. White patches on the face at that age are quite common. Sounds like you've done your homework about them! Pityriasis alba (which is Latin for …

    Tinea Versicolor
    August 31, 1998
    Tinea Versicolor

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Tinea versicolor is a mild, superficial fungal infection, somewhat similar to ringworm (true ringworm can also result in white patches). Since the affected skin doesn't change col…

    What is Swimmer's Ear?
    July 20, 1998
    What is Swimmer’s Ear?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Swimmer's ear is an infection of the skin lining the ear canal. Bacteria normally live on the surface of this skin with no ill effect. If there is a break in the skin's normal bar…

    Swimmer's Ear and Sunburn
    July 20, 1998
    Swimmer’s Ear And Sunburn

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Your questions are timely ones for our readers in the Northern Hemisphere -- it's time for fun in the sun and the water! My apologies to those of you from Brazil, Australia, South…

    Itchy Mosquito Bites
    July 13, 1998
    Itchy Mosquito Bites

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When the mosquito stabs her needle-like mouthparts through the skin of her victim, she injects her saliva -- teeming with digestive enzymes and anticoagulants. The first time a pe…

    Sunglasses and Kids
    March 17, 1997
    Sunglasses and Kids

    Dr. Greene's Answer: One of the great wonders of the human body is the ability of damaged cells to be repaired or replaced. Red blood cells, for instance, live for about 120 days. Each day, about 1% o…

    Fast Facts about Sun and our Eyes
    March 17, 1997
    Fast Facts about Sun and our Eyes

    One of the great wonders of the human body is the ability of damaged cells to be repaired or replaced. Red blood cells, for instance, live for about 120 days. Each day, about 1% of your red blood cell…

    Tips for Avoiding Damage from Sun Exposure
    June 14, 1996
    Tips for Avoiding Damage from Sun Exposure

    Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) that occurred in our youth. Children are at the highest risk for sun d…