Young boy with swollen forehead after a fall
    February 13, 1996
    When to Call the Doctor after your Child Hits His Head

    When we hear the awful thud of a child’s head, our breath catches. A prompt cry after the injury is reassuring. It is normal to feel sleepy after a child hits his head, and is even okay for him…

    February 13, 1996
    Head Injuries

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: If only we could bottle kids’ marvelous energy. It’s better than solar power! Still, their energetic exploration of life often results in “bonks” or head…

    Family talking together.
    February 12, 1996
    Talking To Kids about HIV

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: What a wonderful question! Many people are unwilling to talk about HIV/AIDS, but open communication is vital. HIV is a tragic illness that profoundly impacts all whom it tou…

    February 9, 1996
    Newborn Sounds

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Kare and Robert, your daughter is beautiful! Often newborns surprise their parents with the amount of noise they make when they breathe, particularly after eating. The cells…

    Steps To Take Before Giving Up On Breast Feeding
    February 8, 1996
    Steps To Take Before Giving Up On Breast Feeding

    Before you decide to give up nursing, I recommend that you try a few simple things that might make the situation much easier for both you and your baby. If these don’t work, you can still decide…

    February 8, 1996
    Nursing: Considering Giving Up?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Many new mothers feel the way you do. This is a time that most expectant parents have looked forward to with delight. We dream of a wonderful baby who will fill our lives wi…

    Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Defined
    February 7, 1996
    Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Defined

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Your question comes at a great time. Most of the problems associated with falling asleep with a bottle begin to emerge after a child is one year old. Cavities result from th…

    Eye Drainage
    February 6, 1996
    Eye Drainage

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Ask your doctor if your daughter has a blocked tear duct. This is the most common problem of the lacrimal or tear system. Our eyes are constantly bathed in a protective film…

    What is Walking Pneumonia?
    February 5, 1996
    What is Walking Pneumonia?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: The word pneumonia sounds alarm bells in many parents. It is understandably disturbing, because some pneumonias are quite serious, particularly in those whose immune system …

    Alleviating Eczema
    February 5, 1996
    Alleviating Eczema

    Eczema is a chronic condition in which sensitive skin reacts to certain triggers, and a rash develops. The mainstays of eczema treatment are moisturizers and ever-increasing strengths of cortisone cre…

    Fathering
    February 2, 1996
    Fathering

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: In any bookstore one can find several good resources for fathers, but the most important resource of all is one that is very difficult to obtain. That resource is locked up …

    Chapped Lips
    February 1, 1996
    Chapped Lips

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Dry winter air chaps lips. When the lips do become chapped it is very common for children to lick their lips in an attempt to moisten them. Unfortunately, even though saliva…

    January 29, 1996
    Pregnancy and Group B Strep

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: You are describing Group B Streptococcus, a major cause of infections in newborns. Being diagnosed as a carrier of this bacteria must have been quite concerning, particularl…

    Tips for Potty Training
    January 29, 1996
    Tips for Potty Training

    Most children are ready to tackle the challenge of potty use somewhere between age 2 and shortly after their third birthday, with boys generally at the latter end of this range. Letting you know when …

    Colic Will Not Last Forever!
    January 26, 1996
    Colic Will Not Last Forever!

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Colic can be very difficult. As your daughter’s birth approached you probably experienced increasing anticipation and eagerness about the upcoming new beginning. The birth e…

    January 26, 1996
    What is Colic?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: When a baby’s crying lasts longer than three hours a day, it is called colic. Almost all babies develop a fussy period. The timing varies, but it usually begins at about t…

    Potty Training
    January 25, 1996
    Potty Training 101

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Dear Ryder, You are obviously a very smart little boy to be Surfing the Web, and I really appreciate the fact that you want to be potty trained. I’m sure that very soo…

    January 22, 1996
    Ear Infections and Pacifiers

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: University researchers from Finland have published a study of 845 children attending day care. They followed the children for fifteen months, keeping track of behaviors whic…

    January 18, 1996
    Slap Cheek

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Slap cheek (also known as slapped cheek disease) is a common name for erythema infectiosum or Fifth Disease (the fifth childhood disease with a rash to be discovered). Cause…

    Bed Wetting
    January 15, 1996
    Bed Wetting

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Contrary to popular opinion, bed wetting is a very common problem. It affects somewhere between five and six million children. Unfortunately, most of those kids and their pa…