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Saving Lives in Nepal with One Heart Worldwide

Maternal and infant mortality is a huge issue, world-wide. When I met Arlene Saman, the founder of One Heart Worldwide I was excited by the results they were seeing and I had ideas for ways to make the work even stronger. It was my pleasure to join the board of directors in 2015 and watch ...

Ear Infections and the Antibiotic Epidemic

Ear infections appear so common that at times they seem almost like a childhood rite of passage. Often associated with redness, swelling, and pain within the ear, they are the number one reason antibiotics are prescribed for children. However, we’re finding more and more that the prolific prescription of antibiotics is not the panacea it ...

Preventing Colds, Flus & Infections

My son is in daycare and seems to pick up everything that anyone gets — colds, flu, ear infections — you name it. And then he brings it home! I’ve heard you say that a daycare of 6 or fewer would help, but switching to a smaller daycare is just not practical. What else can I do to prevent the cycle from continuing to infect us all? I don’t want my son to be sick and I can’t miss any more work! San Mateo, California ...

Altitude Sickness & The Brain Stage of O2

In this episode: Dr. Greene and Ms. Greene discuss their experience at the ACT telescope located in the Atacama Desert at an elevation of 17,200 feet. Above 9,000 feet the body may be impacted by lack of oxygen. Altitude sickness is common and can range from uncomfortable to dangerous. O2 supplementation can be used to ...

Tonsillitis A-to-Z Guide: Overview, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

Introduction to tonsillitis: If you look into your child’s throat, you might see what look like small, dimpled, pink golf balls on either side of the throat. These are the tonsils. If they get infected, it is called tonsillitis. The tonsils are the visible part of the immune system’s ring of protection that surrounds the ...

Head Banging: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Introduction to head banging: When children develop a habit of head banging, their parents are often concerned. They express fear that this habit might hurt their child, perhaps even causing brain damage. The unspoken fear is that their child might have autism. ...

Must-Know Birth Control Info

Sexual activity can be fun and meaningful (this is why people do it!), but oral, anal, and vaginal sex can also result in sexually transmitted diseases, and some kinds of sexual activities can lead to unplanned pregnancies. That’s why we’re providing this must-know birth control info. But first … How Pregnancy Happens: During unprotected vaginal ...

Stuffy Nose and Cough Remedies for Kids

Kids are not small adults. That may seem like something so obvious that it goes without saying. Yet for decades the doses for many medicines, including over the counter cough and cold medicines were set by just starting with adult doses and reducing them according to children’s smaller size. It turns out, this often does ...

Are Essential Oils Essential?

When it comes to food, the colors you see in plants provide powerful information. They often signal the rich nutrient density of the plant. When you look at a blueberry and see that color, you see delphinidin-3-galactoside. When you look at a carrot and see that color, you see beta carotene. Our eyes are adapted ...

CTs, MRIs, Ultrasounds: Differences, Risk & Benefits

What is a CT Scan? A machine whirs in an arc around a patient, snapping a rapid-fire series of x-rays from different angles. These x-ray snapshots are combined by a computer to produce virtual cross-section images of the body. These are called CT scans, which stands for computed tomography (computer-generated cross-sectional images). CT Scans Compared ...

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Presentations of Dr. Greene worldwide campaigns for childrens health

Rethinking the heart of health
90 seconds to change the world
A message for my mother
Feeding Baby Green by Alan Greene
Dr. Greene at Purple Day
TICC TOCC: 90 Seconds to Change the World
Earth Friendly Products & Healthy Child Healthy World Awards
Chemicals in Your Environment
Plastic - What's Your Number?
Is Easting Organic More Expensive?

Books by Dr. Alan Greene

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.