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    March 13, 2014
    I Found My Spark, Have You Found Yours?

    In December I was so honored to give my TedX Talk as part of TedWomen. On that day there were more than 150 TedX events around the world happening at the same time all featuring women speakers. What a…

    Environmental Health Concerns for Kids
    December 31, 2012
    Environmental Health Concerns for Kids

    Every parent wants their child to be healthy.  One of the biggest barriers to this today is the fact they are born on planet Earth.  We humans have polluted this planet to such an extent that every …

    Jessica Capshaw for Moms Clean Air Force
    May 4, 2012
    Jessica Capshaw for Moms Clean Air Force

    I’ll admit it. I’m addicted to Grey’s Anatomy. My dad was a surgeon, and as a kid I really wanted to go to medical school when I grew up. But I couldn’t even get through premed. Advanced calcu…

    Stress and Environmental Toxins
    October 6, 2011
    Stress and Environmental Toxins

    Of course reducing toxic exposures is an important way to reduce risks from unhealthy chemicals, but a growing body of research suggests paying attention to positive habits – such as good food, heal…

    Which Diaper is the Best
    September 29, 2011
    Which Diapers Are Better for the Planet?

    As a father and pediatrician, I've changed many diapers -- enough to teach me that diapers are a daily reminder that as humans we deplete resources as we consume, and we make messes with our waste. Th…

    Protection from Past Lead Damage
    January 29, 2010
    Protection from Past Lead Damage

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Theresa, I’m so glad you asked! When we get lead in our mouths, it makes its way into our bloodstreams where it can cause damage to our brains and other organs. Our bodies take …

    Our Children and Our World
    September 4, 2008
    Our Children and Our World

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Illnesses arise from interplay between our genes and the environment. When you look at all the conditions on the rise in kids – problems such as asthma, ADD, high blood pressure…

    A Better Beginning
    June 15, 2007
    A Better Beginning

    Having a baby is a time of pivotal change. The world will never be the same. You are embarking on the journey of a lifetime together. Much will be spontaneous and unexpected, yet there is also somethi…

    Wheezing
    November 4, 2002
    Wheezing: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to wheezing: Our airways are designed to be responsive to harmful substances in the air. If we walk through clouds of smoke, our airways will shrink, protecting our delicate lung tissues …

    Lead Poisoning
    November 1, 2002
    Lead Poisoning: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Plumbism Introduction to lead poisoning: Most people aren't aware that lead remains a top environmental health hazard for US children. More than one in 25 American children have bloo…

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    October 25, 2002
    Bronchiolitis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to bronchiolitis: Worried parents stand over the crib, listening to their baby cough and struggle to breathe. He may have bronchiolitis. Most parents have heard of pneumonia or bronchitis…

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    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…

    Asthma
    October 24, 2002
    Asthma: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Reactive airway disease, wheezy bronchitis, viral-associated wheezing, bronchiolitis Introduction to asthma: Asthma is one of the most common disorders affecting children. As many as…

    Allergies
    October 23, 2002
    Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Nasal allergies, Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Perennial allergic rhinitis, Pollen allergy, House dust allergy, Pet allergies, Mold allergies Introduction…

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    October 23, 2002
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD, Hyperactivity Introduction to ADHD: Over-diagnosed? Under-diagnosed? Probably both – and certainly real. ADHD affects children’s school performan…

    Cancer - Environmentally Linked?
    March 4, 2002
    Cancer – Environmentally Linked?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: What a tough time for the family! Most tumors in kids come from a combination of genetic susceptibility and some kind of environmental insult. Not all susceptible kids get cancer,…

    Antibacterial Soaps
    March 30, 1996
    Antibacterial Soaps

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In the Journal of Hospital Infections, June 1995, researchers from Georgetown University declared that handwashing remains sporadic and ineffective in all health care settings and…