Scrabble Tiles spelling out the word family for famliy games.
    November 21, 2017
    Games, They Do a Family Good

    As a pediatrician, I’m regularly asked for the best developmental tools for kids. Family games are one of my favorite ways to stretch mental abilities and to enjoy time together as a family. Games t…

    Parent's swinging a child between them as they walk. Pulling on a child's arm can cause nursemaid's elbow.
    November 6, 2017
    Nursemaid’s Elbow

    Dr. Greene: What an ordeal, indeed. When a joint is out-of-place for that long, it’s not unusual for a child to be sore the following day. It’s a good sign your son is (thankfully!) again using hi…

    Alan Greene hiking in Gombe National Stream Park Tanzania.
    October 10, 2017
    Podcast: Our unexpected African adventure to meet Jane Goodall & the chimpanzees

    In a wonderful and surprising turn of events my wife Cheryl and I were given the amazing opportunity to travel to Tanzania to meet Jane Goodall, meet the wild chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream Nation…

    Sick Baby Holding Hands with Mother - DaiResQ Diarrhea Solution
    August 28, 2017
    A Diarrhea Solution That’s a Real Revolution

    More than a million times every year, in the US alone, people visit the doctor because of diarrhea. Hundreds of thousands get sick enough to be hospitalized. And as we all know, diarrhea is no fun. Fo…

    Alan Greene, Jane Goodall, Cheryl Greene -- meeting Jane Goodall
    August 14, 2017
    Meeting Jane Goodall & The Chimpanzees

    After one of the hardest hikes of my life, I stepped into a small clearing and turned to see a full-grown male chimp perched in a tree just above and behind me. He was close enough to attack if he’d…

    Loving Couple - Men Mosquitos Sex Zika
    July 10, 2017
    Men, Mosquitos, Sex & Zika

    I often hear from readers with questions about pregnancy and Zika. This series of questions from a dad explores several issues important to couples when they consider sex in a post Zika world. Q: I ju…

    teens falling asleep during the day on a school lawn. REST is needed!
    April 24, 2017
    It’s Time to Rethink Educational Start Times (REST)

    We all know that sleep is important for our kids. So important, in fact, that a simple thing like what time school starts in the morning can affect levels of happiness, depression, illness, even suici…

    Crop duster over a soybean field. Pesticides collateral damage.
    April 5, 2017
    Collateral Damage: Pregnancy, Prematurity and Pesticides, Pregnancy

    The chemical warfare between weed killers and weeds is escalating. Weed killers appeared to be winning the war at first, but in recent years weeds have developed increasing resistance to these chemica…

    Young boy swimming in a pool with eyes open. Swimming pool water quality.
    March 2, 2017
    Pee in the Pool: What You Should Know, What You Should Do

    Scientists recently figured out a cool way to measure how much urine is in a public swimming pool. And the results are sure to turn some heads! Their sweet idea? They used the artificial sweetener ace…

    Breast pump and young mother. Night vs day milk.
    February 20, 2017
    Breastfeeding, Pumping, and Night vs. Day Milk: Your Questions Answered

    Learning to breastfeed your baby can be one of the most challenging and beautiful experiences of being a new parent. Many moms choose to also learn how to pump their breastmilk for times when they can…

    Large crowd of people. Looking away from the camera and toward AI Chatbots Future Medicine.
    February 6, 2017
    AI, Chatbots and The Future of Medicine

    Back in 1996 the leaders of medicine gathered in Washington D.C. at the IOM headquarters to to discuss something revolutionary and important: health information becoming available to the public on the…

    Sick woman laying in bed. Breast Feeding When Mom Feels Sick?
    January 9, 2017
    Breast Feeding When Mom Feels Sick

    Between sleep deprivation and putting the needs of others before their own, it’s pretty common for moms to get sick. It’s not uncommon for me to get questions about breast feeding when mom feels s…

    White plate of pasta with red sauce. A red plate for red sauce is one way to help picky eaters increase calorie intake.
    November 26, 2016
    Stunning New Techniques to Increase Calorie Intake for Picky Eaters

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: As parents, we have a deep instinct to help our children grow well and achieve their potential. When our children are smaller than most others (less than the 5th percentile …

    September 20, 2016
    Tanner Staging for Boys and Girls

    Dr. Greene: Puberty can be very confusing. For boys and girls, bodies develop in response to an ocean of surging hormones. There is a wide range of normal ages for puberty, which can make it even mo…

    Small boy looking intently at a smartphone screen. Is reducing blue light an effective ADHD interventions?
    September 6, 2016
    ADHD and Blue Light Syndrome: Changing Sleep is Key to Changing Success at Home and at School

    Each year billions of dollars are spent in the US trying to improve the experience of children with ADHD and their parents. But one of the simplest and most effective ADHD interventions is often negle…

    Two children laying in bed trying to go to sleep. Do they have sleep blues?
    July 25, 2016
    Sleep Blues: How to change your quantity and quality of sleep

    We can survive longer without food than we can without sleep. About twice as long. Good food may be central to good health, but so is good sleep. And we often miss out on its amazing benefits. Improve…

    June 23, 2016
    The Straight Scoop on Grains

    Dr. Greene’s take on healthy whole grains… What popular kids’ food starts to turn to sugar in their mouth and becomes 100% glucose by the time it’s absorbed? You guessed it, pr…

    Baby looking into the camera. The future is bright for babies born today with CF.
    June 10, 2016
    Cystic Fibrosis: The Right Nutrition Key to a Bright Future

    Dr. Greene: What a tough time for your friend’s family! If someone’s going to have this disease, this is the best time in history to get the diagnosis. The median survival was 25 when I was in med…

    Boy with an orange and a red block. Should you use Zantac and Prevacid together?
    May 27, 2016
    Zantac and Prevacid: Is it safe to use both?

    Dr. Greene: I’m not usually a fan of using Zantac and Prevacid daily. Both medications reduce acid in the stomach. And each one individually can increase the chance of gut infections (some acid …

    Child crying in pain -- could this be a stubborn sinus infections?
    May 20, 2016
    Stubborn Sinus Infections: What’s the best antibiotic?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Augmentin and amoxicillin are the same antibiotic except that the Augmentin has something called clavulanate added in to frustrate resistant bacteria. At the heart of the am…