Blocking Mosquitoes and Ticks 2010
    September 19, 2014
    Blocking Mosquitoes and Ticks

    Five bug repellents scored high marks for preventing bites, but three common choices didn’t make the grade in 2014 testing by Consumer Reports. As a parent and pediatrician, I want a mosquito and ti…

    September 18, 2014
    Preventing and Treating Severe Mosquito Bites

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Many kids (including my daughter Claire) develop large local reactions to mosquito bites – charmingly called Skeeter Syndrome. It’s a reaction to proteins in mosquit…

    September 5, 2014
    TEDx Berkeley: Why Be Normal

    I can virtually guarantee you, somebody you love has this problem — high blood pressure. 1 in 3 people in the United States has high blood pressure and it tends to be even higher in developing c…

    Young girl sleeping in a colorful crib with the lights on
    August 13, 2014
    From the Kitchen to the Bedroom

    Today’s parents need to know. New information has recently been uncovered about an important link: the link between kids’ sleep quality and obesity. The link is more profound and more specific tha…

    Close-up of a bee with stinger exposed.
    August 1, 2014
    Stinger Zinger

    Dr. Greene’s take on bee stings… Get ready for an interesting bee season! All the way back in the summer of 1997 we had a noticeable spike in questions at DrGreene.com about severe mosquit…

    Peacefully Sleeping Toddler
    June 7, 2014
    You Are What You Sleep

    Dr. Greene’s take on sleep and obesity in children… How your children sleep may change their body composition – their lean body mass, total body fat, abdominal fat, and waist and hip cir…

    May 27, 2014
    Should Infant Formula Be Sweetened: Mother (Nature) Knows Best

    Breast milk is a marvelous, complex whole food, perfect for growing babies. The composition of breast milk varies from month to month, from day to day, and even within a single feeding. But whenever i…

    May 3, 2014
    I Was Wrong about the Environment

    Time and again the magic begins the same way. Sperm and egg come together to create an absolutely unique cell. Then this cell divides to create two identical cells., These cells divide, and divide aga…

    January 21, 2014
    It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

      Today we say goodbye to a very dear friend. No, she’s not “gone”, but Truddle is leaving the DrGreene.com Team after fourteen years and we couldn’t let her move-on to the next phase of…

    November 28, 2013
    Ice Packs vs. Warm Compresses After Injury

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Great question. Many parents and teachers ask the same question. Below is an explanation of how cold and warmth work with the body. I hope this will help you understand when…

    September 12, 2013
    Childhood Diseases: What You Can Do to Change The Odds in Your Child’s Favor

    Dr. Greene’s take on childhood diseases… When I was a kid, none of my peers had type 2 diabetes. I didn’t know anyone with a life-threatening peanut allergy. The label ADHD was rarel…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing how to get the most from gluten-free
    August 21, 2013
    Get the Goods on Gluten-Free

    There’s been lots of news (and a good deal of misinformation) about gluten, and in particular the benefits of gluten-free products. As with fat-free, sugar-free, sodium-free, etc. almost always …

    Dr. Greene discusses how to solve your toddler's sleep problems
    August 7, 2013
    Why toddlers have sleep issues, and how to solve them

    Dr. Greene’s take on toddlers and sleep… As your baby becomes a toddler, chances are they will give you some sleepless nights. In this week’s post I’ve got your solution. But f…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing the increase in food allergies in children
    July 31, 2013
    Why are there so many more food allergies today?

    Dr. Greene’s take on food allergies… You probably already know that our kids are growing up in a pretty tough world, and part of the challenge is being certain what to feed your young ones…

    Dr. Greene discussing the optimal cord clamping
    July 24, 2013
    The most important 90 seconds in EVERY pregnancy

    Did you know that much of your baby’s blood is outside of it’s body at the moment of birth? And, that in the United States and Europe, this blood will never make it to your child? You read…

    July 17, 2013
    What nutrients, vitamins and minerals are on your list of “the Greene 13”?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: By some estimates, 98% of kids don’t regularly eat the recommended number of servings of different food groups each day. As a result, even though the typical American chil…

    July 10, 2013
    Data in Hand

    Note: Dr. Greene works with Scanadu, a participatory medical device company that is currently running an exciting Indiegogo campaign for Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder. The first generatio…

    May 19, 2013
    Kat Bit Her Tongue

    Kids jump and fall and run and climb and play – and it’s not unusual for me to get called when one of their tongues happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, caught between chomping teet…

    May 4, 2013
    Allergy Bites: Tasty Nuggets for Preventing Allergies

    Dr. Greene’s take on preventing allergies… Many parents still hear the advice that it’s better to wait to introduce fish to babies until their first birthdays, or even their second. I di…

    April 8, 2013
    Giving Kids a Place at the Table

    How much does your family spend on groceries? Could you live on $3 a person each day? For many Americans, that’s what you might spend on a coffee. But, for the nearly 50 million Americans on the Sup…