Fast Facts about Ear Infections
    March 5, 1996
    Fast Facts about Ear Infections

    Since ear infections are the most common diagnosis in pediatrics, it is worthwhile for a parent to learn to become a Sherlock Holmes — able to notice the clues and suspect an ear infection befor…

    Sick little boy. Detecting an ear infection.
    March 5, 1996
    Detecting an Ear Infection

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Since ear infections are the most common diagnosis in pediatrics, it is worthwhile for a parent to learn to become a Sherlock Holmes, able to notice the clues and suspect an…

    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 1
    March 5, 1996
    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 1

    A ten-month-old girl, who had been sleeping through the night, has now been waking up each night for one week. She pulls herself to standing in the crib, and rubs her right ear. She calms quickly when…

    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2
    March 5, 1996
    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2

    A seven-month-old boy has had a cold for three days. Last night he woke up screaming, and remained irritable for several minutes even when he was picked up. He felt hot to the touch. This morning, he …

    The Relationship between Sugar and Behavior in Children
    March 3, 1996
    The Relationship between Sugar and Behavior in Children

    Dr. Greene’s take on sugar and behavior… The effect of sugar intake on children’s behavior is a hotly debated topic in pediatrics. Parents and educators often contend that sugar and …

    Nursing while Pregnant
    March 3, 1996
    Nursing while Pregnant

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Nature is a fascinating interplay of cycles, large and small. A woman’s menstrual cycle is both poignant and beautiful. During a brief time beginning with the concepti…

    Tips for Treating and Preventing Eczema Outbreaks
    March 1, 1996
    Tips for Treating and Preventing Eczema Outbreaks

    The first step in treating eczema is to identify the precipitating event or trigger and avoid it if possible! You may not see an immediate improvement, but if you are going to successfully treat eczem…

    Eczema Causes and Treatments
    March 1, 1996
    Eczema Causes and Treatments

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Eczema is one of the most common skin problems for children. It is a condition of dry, extra-sensitive skin. Most infants will outgrow it by the time they are 2 to 3 years o…

    Baby Bottle Weaning
    February 28, 1996
    Baby Bottle Weaning

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: When a four year old is still using a bottle to go to sleep there are two patterns that must be overcome. First, she has chosen the bottle as her lovey, or special comfort o…

    Tips for Weaning your Child from a Bedtime Bottle
    February 28, 1996
    Tips for Weaning your Child from a Bedtime Bottle

    When a toddler or preschooler is still using a bottle to go to sleep, there are two patterns that must be overcome. First, she has chosen the bottle as her special comfort object to help her with the …

    When Communication gets Stuck
    February 27, 1996
    When Communication gets Stuck

    Dr. Greene’s Anwer: I feel so strongly that communication is a key issue for parents that I am addressing a second response to this question. (If you haven’t read the first answer, you wil…

    Toxoplasmosis Defined
    February 26, 1996
    Toxoplasmosis Defined

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Congratulations, Stephanie! Only 31 weeks to go! What a miracle — a new life is forming inside you! Once a baby arrives, changing diapers is a practical way to express…

    Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy
    February 26, 1996
    Dangers of Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Congratulations, Stephanie! Only 31 weeks to go! What a miracle — a new life is forming inside you! Once a baby arrives, changing diapers is a practical way to express…

    Toy soldiers made of lead -- How much lead is safe?
    February 23, 1996
    How Much Lead is Safe?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: In that tiny paint chip, the past and the future intersect. A generation ago in that same space, a couple stood in a freshly painted apartment, perhaps with a young child. N…

    February 23, 1996
    Lead Levels in Paint

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Lead levels in paints are measured in parts per million (ppm). You will need to find the concentration of lead in your paint to determine the level of risk. Currently, 600 p…

    Fast Facts about Lead
    February 23, 1996
    Fast Facts about Lead

    Deaths from lead poisoning are now rare, but it is not unusual for a child’s blood to contain enough lead to cause intellectual and developmental delay, neurologic problems, kidney disease, and …

    Lead Screening
    February 23, 1996
    Lead Screening

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions a blood test to check for lead should be considered. (more…)…

    Antibiotics for Colds
    February 22, 1996
    Why Do Doctors Recommend Against Antibiotics for Colds?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Colds are caused by viruses, not bacteria. Over 200 different species of virus causing the common cold have been identified. Antibiotics do not work at all in treating the c…

    Antibiotics and the Common Cold
    February 22, 1996
    Antibiotics and the Common Cold

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: This is an extremely important question! There are over one billion colds in the United States annually, with each child averaging 3 to 8 colds per year. It is no fun when y…

    Viruses and our Immune Systems
    February 22, 1996
    Viruses and our Immune Systems

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Two types of defense against viruses predominate in the bloodstream: humoral immunity and cellular immunity. The humoral (or one might say ‘liquid’) immune syste…