Beautiful black girl swinging on an asphalt playground. Be careful of head injuries.

Head Injuries

My wonderfully active youngster seems to always be "bonking" his head on something. I never know how to respond. Are there some general guidelines for when it is...

Child with Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Introduction to gastroenteritis: Tummy aches are an unpleasant part of childhood. They can be even less pleasant if accompanied by fever, diarrhea or vomiting. Nevertheless, gastroenteritis is a part...

Artificially colored children's medicine. YUCK! Y Unnecessary Chemicals for Kids?

YUCK! — Y Unnecessary Chemicals for Kids!?

Not long ago, there weren’t many options in the supermarket for prepared kid foods without chemical colors, artificial flavors, chemical preservatives or other unnecessary additives. Today, parents have a...

Boy with a classic childhood rash known as an Exanthem.

Exanthems: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Introduction to exanthems: At some point in many of the classic childhood illnesses, the children break out in a rash. The timing and nature of the rash can give...

Fecal-Oral Transmission: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Introduction to fecal-oral transmission: As parents, we don’t want to believe that stool from other children gets into our children’s mouths—but this is a very common mode of disease...

Toddler with a wooden flute. Fomites.

Fomites: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Introduction to fomites: It is easier to catch a cold by borrowing a crayon or by turning off a faucet after washing your hands than by kissing on the...

Baby drooling from teething

Teething: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Introduction to teething: No topic has gone through wider swings in medical opinion than teething. A little more than a century ago, teething was considered the leading cause of...

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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.

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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.