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 It Just Won’t Go Away: Reasons For a Lingering Cough

We’re used to coughing when we have a cold, but what about those coughs that seem to linger even after all other symptoms have disappeared? It turns out that what may seem like a nuisance can actually be the body’s innate intelligence at work. At the first sign of foreign invaders, coughing acts as a ...

Neophobia & the Battle to Try New Foods

Perhaps you have a picky eater at home. Maybe she takes after mom or dad, or maybe this is a quality uniquely her own. Whatever the case, it’s important to recognize that we can change our perception around this. Being particular about foods is indeed a feature and not a flaw. Neophobia Timing Around the ...

8 School Bus Safety & Hygiene Tips for Kids

If your child rides a bus, the process begins by teaching them school bus safety. This technique will require an investment of your time, but your little one’s health and well-being depend on your instruction. Here are eight tips all children should follow to stay safe as they head off to learn for the day. ...

Delayed Language Development

My daughter is 16 months old and has no significant words in her vocabulary. What should I be doing to help her? ...

Nursing While Pregnant – Is It Safe?

I have a 6 month old and I’m still nursing and I am about two weeks late. I’ve taken several pregnancy test and they all have came back negative. I am having alot pregnancy signs. Also, my milk is started to dry up is that a sign? And is it safe to nurse while being pregnant? My baby refuses to take a bottle! Please HelpBrooke ...

Acute Benign Myositis: One reason your child might suddenly stop walking

My seven-year-old son had the flu this week. He’s better now. His fever is gone and his appetite is back. But last night he said his legs feel funny. He could walk fine but he pointed to the back of his calves and said that they tingle and felt wobbly. This morning he refuses to walk. What’s going on? Should I be scared? ...

No Chemicals – Just A Little Roundup

After discussing the importance of not using chemicals on their lawn, my friend hired a gardener. She never saw him weeding the grass, but it no longer grew weeds. After a few months of this, she asked if he was using chemicals to treat the grass. “Oh no, we don’t use anything,” he answered. “No ...

The Role of Vitamin D in Fighting Infectious Diseases

Vitamin D has at least two ways of reducing the risk of infectious diseases. One is through strengthening both the innate and adaptive immune systems, the other is through reducing inflammatory responses to infection. The “innate immune system”responds to threats in a non-specific manner. The “adaptive immune system” can recognize and deal with specific threats ...

Anesthesia and the Developing Brain

You’re already worried that your child has to undergo surgery. Now should you also be worried that the anesthesia can damage your child’s brain? That is the concern raised by doctors at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center who recently reported an association between intellectual performance and surgery under general anesthesia. In their article published ...

Starting Solids

We just started our 5 month-old, 16-17 lb. baby on solid food. How much food should we give him at this point? And when should we start giving him new foods? In a week? In a few days? ...

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Feeding Baby Green
Feeding Baby GreenDr. Alan R. Greene

Guidance for new parents on transforming a baby's eating habits to positively impact their health & development. Everything a parent needs to know to create healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity & prevent childhood disease.

Raising Baby Green
Raising Baby GreenDr. Alan R. Greene

In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, Dr. Greene 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.