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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. ...

 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 ...

Smell Training: How to retrain the brain to smell

Dr. Greene, my sense of smell totally disappeared about seven months ago. I was very sick with a respiratory virus. My doctor put me on an antibiotic. A few days later, I noticed I couldn’t smell anything. I thought my sense of smell would return when the congestion left, but it didn’t. I didn’t smell burning food when I was cooking. It’s been 6 months now and still nothing. I’ve had an MRI and seen and ENT, and I still have no idea what caused this and what to do about it. Thanks, Ali ...

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 ...

The Brain Stage: The Power & Promise of The Cephalic Phase for Health

Listen to the Podcast or Read the Transcript [00:00:03] Hi I’m Dr. Alan Greene pediatrician and I’d like to talk with you tonight about The Brain Stage. [00:00:10] I remember vividly when I was a pediatric resident in training go to a Grand Rounds about a surprising topic. [00:00:18] The function of the brain and ...

Winter Wellness Tips for Kids

As a pediatrician, I take care of sick children throughout the year. But the winter season brings airborne winter viruses that make children prone to getting sick all season long. This is especially taxing on parents as they watch their children feel miserable, miss school, and in turn, miss work themselves. It isn’t surprising that ...

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 ...

How Long is Hand Foot and Mouth Disease Contagious?

We just figured out the boys both have Hand/Foot/Mouth disease which is no big deal.  The issue is that Chantal’s mom just came home from the hospital after having total knee replacement surgery on Monday.  Should we ALL stay away from seeing her?  If yes, for how long? Or it doesn’t matter because it is not like she was sick? Shane Valentine ...

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? ...

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

Introduction to RSV: Very few things are more frightening than watching a small baby struggle to breathe. What is just a common cold to an adult can be a major threat for some small babies. What is it? RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is the most important respiratory infection of early childhood. The virus lives ...

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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.