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You Can Help Change Healthcare!
I hear all the time from parents who are frustrated by healthcare experiences they have had, online and off…Doctors who don’t listen, insurance companies who put obstacles in your path, treatments that don’t work or are out of date… I also hear heartfelt appreciation from people who have found help that really works.Read full story
Secondhand Smoke Blunts Learning!
At the May 2002 meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital reported their research showing that secondhand smoke damages learning abilities, weakening general reasoning, math, and especially reading.Read full story
Dyslexia – Changing the Way the Brain Works
Scans that detect brain activity show that when people read, a part of the brain called the left superior temporal gyrus (STGp) becomes very active. However, in children with dyslexia, there is little or no STGp activity during reading. These children may be extremely intelligent; their brains are just wired differently.Read full story
“What’s Up, Doc?” — A Creative Way to Promote Veggies
Pass the carrots. Chuck Jones, the creator of Bugs Bunny, recently died at age 89. I asked my kids to each munch a carrot in honor of the passing of this man who did so much work that kids have enjoyed.Read full story
Physical Activity Guidelines for Babies through Teens
As parents, it’s our job to teach our kids about the wonders of the great outdoors. It’s also important to keep them healthy and safe so they can get the most out of their outdoor experiences. Dr. Greene’s Great Outdoors Topic Center is filled with information about what you might want to bring on your [...]Read full story
Do Vaccines Weaken the Immune System?
Babies get so many shots these days! About a quarter of parents are concerned that the sheer number of vaccines might overwhelm, weaken, or use up a baby’s immature immune system. Evidence published in the Jan. 2002 issue of Pediatrics suggests that the opposite is true.Read full story
2001 Is A Year We Will All Remember…
Yet there is one memory in particular that I hope outlasts the others. Not where you were when you heard the news or which leaders did what, but what seems precious to me is the fresh and alive sense that was uncovered by the tragedy. When the mighty Towers collapsed, we remembered who and what [...]Read full story
Several of the nation’s leading bedwetting experts gathered earlier this year to candidly discuss the issues surrounding the millions of school-age children who wet the bed. I participated in what proved to be a very stimulating conversation. I learned things (about red dyes, for instance) that I had not seen in the literature or in [...]Read full story
Vaccinating Mothers To Protect Babies
Mothers give their babies so much – including antibodies that help protect them from infections. If a woman were immunized against an infection before becoming pregnant, might she pass this along to her baby?Read full story
Handwashing No Longer Necessary?
The days of “wash your hands before dinner” are (at least partially) coming to an end! True, many infections are spread by the hands. True, we have been urging people to increase handwashing to prevent these infections. True, even in hospitals people have not been following guidelines adequately. (I was seen by a doc in [...]Read full story