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  • Teen Violence

    Teen Violence

    When Joel Alpert, M.D., outgoing President of the American Academy of Pediatrics addressed us, he was wearing the colors of Columbine High School. Violence in our country is off the charts when compared to all other developed nations.

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  • Do Bike Helmets Work?

    Do Bike Helmets Work?

    When children topple off a bike, helmets can save their brains — cutting the risk of head injury by 80%. But some helmeted children still get brain damage. Why? One study has found that those who wear helmets that don’t fit well are nearly twice as likely to have head injuries! The biggest risk comes […]

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  • Vacatoining With Kids

    Vacationing With Kids

    Dr. Greene, do you have any more tips for vacationing with babies and toddlers? I loved your article about how to keep kids on their schedules and how to anticipate their needs, but I have two very young children,…

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  • No More TV?

    No More TV?

    In a startling announcement in August,1999 the American Academy of Pediatrics officially recommended that children under age 2 watch no television at all. They pointed to the importance of face-to-face interactions with parents for child development.

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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.

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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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