A pile of button batteries. Swallowed button batteries can be a medical emergency.

Swallowed Button Batteries and Honey?!

Button battery ingestion is a big deal. So much so that The National Battery Ingestion Hotline (NBIH) was created in 1982 to study and advise best practices. They look...

Red Blood Cells - Decreasing iron Supplements

Oops. Decreasing iron supplements to every other day.

For years the standard way to give iron supplements was one dose a day. But when iron supplements are given to treat iron deficiency, only a small amount of...

Fresh eggs gathered from a chicken's nest. Egg are on Dr. Greene's list of iron rich foods.

Iron-Rich Foods

What can I do for my child’s iron deficiency anemia? Can you suggest any iron-rich foods?

Mother and daughter looking at a koi pond in their family backyard.

Your Guide to a Fun-Filled Family Backyard

Today’s kids spend more time in passive play than ever before. They choose to watch television, play video games, and surf the internet on their laptops or using a...

What is the Child-Killing Virus?

Is There a Kind of Severe Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease?

Hand-foot-mouth disease can be caused by any of several related viruses, most commonly by one called coxsackievirus A-16. In 2008, an epidemic of one type of severe hand-foot-mouth disease (also known...

Mother and teenage daughter talking about STD prevention

STD Prevention: How Parents Can Help their Children Skip the Pain of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Every parent in the world wants to slow down the time when they need to talk to their child about the “birds and the bees”. But no matter how...

Salmon Greenbeans and Potatoes made in a Brava Oven

“Easy” is the Secret to Family Meals: Five Tools I Use

It’s no secret. I’m a fan of family meals. Eating together as a family while sitting around a table (in front of a TV doesn’t count) has been shown...

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Books by Dr. Alan Greene

Feeding Baby Green

Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood and Beyond

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health & development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity & prevent childhood disease.

Raising Baby Green

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care—from feeding your baby the best food available to using medicines wisely.