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  • Health Check: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Vitamin D?

    Health Check: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Vitamin D?

    I was disappointed to hear the results of a new study about vitamin D levels in our children. Researchers found that about 70 percent of U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D, a problem that puts them at higher risk for bone and heart disease – among other things. Some groups were even more […]

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  • A Shining Example

    A Shining Example

    Every year wildfires are a danger to the lives and homes of many. But it doesn’t seem like a reality until you know someone personally who has been impacted directly.

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  • Slumdog Reality - Only Half the Story

    Slumdog Reality – Only Half the Story

    After picking up 8 Oscars at the Academy Awards, and quelling controversy that raged from Mumbai to Hollywood, it would seem the story surrounding Slumdog Millionaire is over, but in fact only 1/2 the story has been told. I’ve seen that first hand though my work with Vitamin Angels in and around Mumbai for the […]

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  • Choosing the Right Vitamin Supplement for Your Children

    Choosing the Right Vitamin Supplement for Your Children

    If the world were a perfect place, we wouldn’t have to worry about giving supplements to our families. Children are miraculously designed to thrive on a balanced variety of whole foods: fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, and lean sources of protein and calcium.

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  • Getting Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin

    Getting Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recently doubled their recommended daily amount of vitamin D for our kids – and many kids weren’t getting enough even before this change. The more closely we look at vitamin D, the more we learn about how important this sunshine vitamin is to both short and long-term health for children. […]

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  • Alternatives to Cold Medicines

    Alternatives to Cold Medicines

    When the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with their recommendation against cold medicines for children under the age of 6, parents started searching for alternatives. The good news is that families have a number of alternatives to traditional over-the-counter decongestants, antihistamines and cough suppressants.

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  • Dr. Greene on Vitamins

    Dr. Greene on Vitamins

    Many parents are very interested in multiple vitamins and other products which can supply kids with DHA, calcium, etc. Some of them believe those products are important to kids’ health. What’s your advice on choosing these products?

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  • Dr. Greene’s Top Parenting Dos and Don’ts

    Dr. Greene’s Top Parenting Dos and Don’ts

    Each day I see parents trying their best to do what’s right for their families, but no one has the perfect guidebook that tells parents what to do. Here are the top ten solvable problems that I advise parents to remedy today.

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  • Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie

    Eliana is doing something. Earlier this year she interviewed Angelina Jolie at the Santa Barbara Film Festival (go to Santa Barbara Teen Press, http://www.sbmsteenpress.org/, and search for Angelina Jolie) and in response to Ellie’s question about what students today can do to make a difference in the world, Angelina said ‘Find something you really care […]

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  • You Can Make a Big Difference!

    You Can Make a Big Difference!

    The Lancet earlier this year said that 1/3 of the child and maternal deaths every year are due to chronic malnutrition. The Copenhagen Consensus (with 5 Nobel Laureates) issued a press release at the end of May saying that if you look at everything from AIDS to terrorism, the world’s best investment for undernourished children, […]

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