Time to Talk about Teen Suicide
    February 19, 2014
    Time to Talk about Teen Suicide

    Sadly, it's time to talk about teen suicide again. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in our young people 15-24; approximately 4,000 Americans in this age group died of their own actions last y…

    10 Things I Wish I Knew Going Into Middle School
    February 18, 2014
    10 Things I Wish I Knew Going Into Middle School and am Glad to Know Now

    1. It’s okay to be sad Or happy. Or frustrated. Or angry. If my experience is any indication, you might feel any (or all) of these emotions on a daily basis. And don’t feel bad if your instinct is…

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste
    May 22, 2012
    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste

    Many teens want their jobs to be exciting, glamorous and be the envy of their friends.  But those jobs only exist on MTV.  Or, at least they don’t exist unless you have experience.  You can’t g…

    Raising Liam
    September 13, 2011
    Raising Liam

    Sometimes I hear my 5-year-old son say things, or watch him do things, that I’ve been meaning to teach him but haven’t.  I was totally planning on doing it, it’s just that I hadn’t had time y…

    Things to ask yourself prior to starting a career in medicine
    November 12, 2008
    Things to ask yourself prior to starting a career in medicine

    When people have asked me what it takes to be a physician, I usually tell them that there are three things that every doctor must have. And no, being scared of blood is not a deal breaker. (more&helli…

    Life Changing Experience
    September 1, 2008
    Life Changing Experience

    Nothing I could have read could have prepared me for what I saw in the memorials and on the streets of Rwanda this summer during our visit. In 1994 Rwanda went through one of the most horrible genocid…

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

    Related concepts: Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, tics, PANDA Introduction to tourette syndrome: The great English poet, author, and conversationalist, Dr. Samuel Johnson, is believed to have had Tour…

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

    Related concepts: Strep pharyngitis, Acute pharyngitis, Exudative pharyngitis Introduction to strep throat: Some children fool their parents, with just a fever and a headache or stomachache. Others ha…

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

    Related concepts: Child molestation, Rape Introduction to sexual abuse: Some of the most poignant episodes of my pediatric training were long visits with children victimized by sexual abuse. I vividly…

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

    Related concepts: Infectious mononucleosis, Mono, Epstein-Barr virus infections, EBV, glandular fever. Alice-in-Wonderland Syndrome Introduction to mononucleosis: Nicknamed the “kissing disease,” …

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    January 26, 2002
    Adolescents & Body Odor

    Dr. Greene's Answer: If you look at a classroom of 4th grade children or 8th grade children, you will quickly notice that children develop at very different rates. The differences depend partly on gen…

    Teens and Iron
    July 19, 2001
    Teens and Iron

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Rob, one of the adolescent boys in my practice, loved to compete in track and field. His running times in his sophomore year of high school were excellent, but try as he might, hi…

    Ecstasy and Memory Loss
    April 16, 2001
    Ecstasy and Memory Loss

    Those who often use ecstasy can lose their ability to form new memories, according to a study in the April 10, 2001 issue of Neurology. Participants in the year-long study reported taking ecstasy an a…

    Eating Disorders in Teens
    March 29, 2001
    Eating Disorders in Teens

    Nearly one sixth of high school boys and one third of high school girls show some of the symptoms of an eating disorder, according to a presentation at the 2001 annual meeting of The Society for Adole…

    First Love - Knowing When to Let Go
    November 21, 1999
    First Love – Knowing When to Let Go

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Let me go out on a limb here: you started dating a guy you really liked. He was wonderful. He made you feel special. He told you he loved you, he gave you gifts, and he was very a…

    Sex Should not Hurt!
    November 15, 1999
    Sex Should not Hurt!

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Sex hurts? How unsettling! And much more common than you might imagine. Doctors have a name for this; we call it dyspareunia (pronounced dis-pah-ROO-ne-ah). Most women have gone t…

    Bidis are more Dangerous than Cigarettes
    May 14, 1999
    Bidis are more Dangerous than Cigarettes

    Dr. Greene's Anwser: Bidis are all the rage among teens. It is estimated that 3% of high school students and 2% of middle school students smoke them regularly. Dessert and smoking literally rolled int…

    The Dangers of Huffing
    January 27, 1999
    The Dangers of Inhaled Aerosols or Huffing

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Teens don't remember what it was like when they were babies, but their parents remember. We remember rocking them to sleep and the intimacy of feeding. We remember later when we h…

    Calcium for Teens
    January 7, 1999
    Calcium for Teens

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Adolescents need to take in at least 1200 mg of calcium per day during the adolescent growth spurt to build strong bones to last a lifetime. Almost half (45%) of the bone mass the…

    Laser Pointers
    December 28, 1998
    Laser Pointers

    Dr. Greene's Answer: This question was posed to me by two of the Charter Members of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology. During a wonderful evening with John Goble, MD, and Joan Goble,…