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…

    Dads Make a Difference
    April 27, 2001
    Dads Make a Difference

    Men with multiple sclerosis seem to be more than twice as likely to transmit the disease to their children as women with this disease, say researchers from the Mayo Clinic. Dad's diet, like mom's, may…

    Breastfeeding and Vitamins
    April 24, 2001
    Breastfeeding and Vitamins

    Research has shown that women who are dieting and exercising tend to produce breast milk lower in certain nutrients, such as vitamin B6, that are important for babies' development. New research shows …

    Nutrition and Secondhand Smoke
    December 26, 2000
    Nutrition and Secondhand Smoke

    Secondhand cigarette smoke saps nutrients directly out of kid's blood, according to a report in the December 2000 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Important antioxidants, such as b…

    The Calcium Supplement Scare
    September 27, 2000
    The Calcium Supplement Scare

    A study in the September 20, 2000 issue of JAMAreported that lead was discovered in calcium supplements! A "public health concern" as some are proclaiming? I'm more concerned about the scare than abou…

    All Natural Does Not Mean Risk Free!
    January 5, 2000
    All Natural Does Not Mean Risk Free!

    Use of St. John's Wort to treat depression has skyrocketed over the last year, increasing by more than 2000%. St. John's Wort has become a multi-billion dollar industry. (more…)…

    Benefits of Zinc in Reducing Illness
    December 10, 1999
    Benefits of Zinc in Reducing Illness

    An Ounce of Prevention... Kids who don't get enough zinc get sick more often and get well more slowly. Zinc is necessary for the immune system to be in top form. Where do kids get zinc? This is one in…

    Zinc Keeps Kids Healthy
    December 9, 1999
    Zinc Keeps Kids Healthy

    The December 9th, 1999 edition of the Journal of Pediatrics featured the pooled results of 10 studies involving children in 9 countries. When zinc-deficient children received zinc supplements, childho…

    More Safety Reminders
    November 16, 1999
    More Safety Reminders

    Dr. Gaylord Lopez of the Georgia Poison Center has mused about new poisoning dangers on the horizon. His concern: the new great tasting flavors of acetaminophen (Tylenol). Acetaminophen overdose is al…

    Vitamins and Children
    October 21, 1999
    Vitamins and Children

    Dr. Greene's Answer: This week on Dateline (an American television show), host Jane Pauley casually mentioned not liking vegetables as a child. While this phenomenon is as current as today's news, it …

    Preventing Down Syndrome?
    September 29, 1999
    Preventing Down Syndrome?

    Is Down syndrome just a random event that more commonly strikes the children of older mothers? Is there nothing that can be done to prevent it except  getting pregnant at a younger age or detecting a…

    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…

    Iron Rich Foods
    October 14, 1996
    Iron Rich Foods

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Improving your child's diet is the most important way to prevent and to treat iron deficiency. Many foods are good sources of iron: Good -- Tuna, oatmeal, apricots, raisins, spina…

    Iron Deficiency Anemia
    October 14, 1996
    Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Blood is a straw-colored liquid packed with red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets (little clumps that help the blood clot when needed). The red blood cells carry oxyge…