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  • TV Safety for Vision

    I’ve been asked to help solve a family dispute between Nathaniel Toney and his wife of Laurel, Maryland. One was taught that children should always watch TV with a lamp on to protect the eyes; the other learned that watching in the dark is safer. Which is it?

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  • Baby Sign Language

    Baby Sign Language

    I’ve heard of using “baby sign language” – even with hearing kids. Does it work? Does it help? Thanks so much for your input.
    California

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  • Don't use that vaccine!

    Don’t use that vaccine!

    A public health advisory issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics now warns against giving children rotavirus vaccine because it might cause a rare condition called intussusception.

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  • Interviewing Prospective Doctors

    Interviewing Prospective Doctors

    I am currently looking for a doctor and would like to know what types of questions you would suggest that I ask when interviewing prospective doctors?
    Pasadena, California

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  • Guidelines for Finding a New Family Doctor

    Guidelines for Finding a New Family Doctor

    There was a time when the first question one would ask when looking for a doctor was, “Who is the doctor in the nearest town?” For most people who have the ability to access this Web Site, that is no longer the case. Click here for Dr. Greene’s Guide To Finding A New Family Doctor.

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  • Determining a Doctor's Qualifications

    Determining a Doctor’s Qualifications

    What questions should I ask to find out about a prospective doctor’s qualifications?

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  • Paternity Leave

    Paternity Leave

    My employer doesn’t seem to have heard about paternity leave — he tells me I can have one day off without pay and that’s it. What’s the law, and where can I find it?
    Duluth, Minnesota

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  • Bllod Types 102

    Blood Types 102: The Role of A, B, O, and AB Groups In Determining Paternity

    Hello Doc, Is there any way of determining the father of a child before it is born?
    Jamaica

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  • Fast Facts about Huffing

    Fast Facts about Huffing

    “Huffing,” or inhaling volatile substances, is becoming increasingly popular among children, especially among 12- to 14-year-olds (Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 1998;152(8):781–786).

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  • Learning to Share

    Learning To Share

    Dr. Greene, no matter how much I make my children share, they just don’t seem to learn. They still get upset whenever someone else plays with their toys. How can I put an end to the endless fighting?
    Mary S….

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