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 …

    Young girl in pink pjs with 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 abo…

    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…

    Hand coming over the covers in a bed. Bed wetting can cause very poor sleep.
    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…

    The Dangers of Balloons
    January 8, 1996
    The Dangers of Balloons

    Believe it or not, balloons cause more childhood deaths than any other toy. That’s right. Balloons! This shocking fact was established by a study conducted by Children’s Hospital of Pittsb…

    Sad boy. Helping children grieve is not easy.
    January 6, 1996
    Helping Children Grieve

      Losing a loved one is never easy. Having to explain the loss and help a child deal with it can be very difficult. Here are some suggestions for making the grieving process a little easier for y…

    Older man with a young child. Helping children deal with grief.
    January 6, 1996
    Helping Children Deal with Grief

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: First of all, I want to express my sincerest sympathy to you and your entire family. It is never easy to lose a parent and it sounds like you were very close to your father.…

    January 4, 1996
    Minimizing the risk of SIDS

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Everything dear to us causes pain. Becoming a parent opens up new landscapes within us: new hopes, fears, delights, and sorrows. There is no magic moment when you will stop worryi…

    Sleep and the Family Bed
    January 3, 1996
    Sleep and the Family Bed

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Many families throughout history have chosen a “family bed.” In fact, in most cultures around the world today, a “family bed” is the norm. If that is…

    Tips for Helping Children Sleep in their Own Beds
    January 3, 1996
    Tips for Helping Children Sleep in their Own Beds

    Many families throughout history have chosen a “family bed.” In fact, in most cultures around the world today, a “family bed” is the norm. If that is a family’s choice, i…