June 17, 2015
    The “Free Pass”: Getting your child to sleep in their own room

    At 3am a triangle of light slices the darkness in two, and a child's tired, raspy voice whispers "Mom? Moooooom?" It's now that you realize, this will not be the night of restful sleep you've been fan…

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    June 10, 2015
    Easy Ways to Increase Healthy Omega-3s in Your Child’s Diet

    When MsGreene was pregnant with my youngest in 1995, she craved tuna sandwiches. She could tell you where there was a good one within a mile of just about anywhere we normally visited. Her body was t…

    June 5, 2015
    Breast Feeding for New Moms: First Questions Answered

    Breast feeding is a natural experience, but that doesn't mean it's always an easy one. Breast feeding for new moms can be overwhelming. If you're having questions about breast feeding, you're not alon…

    May 31, 2015
    Two Practical Tips to Help You (and Your Baby) Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

    It's shocking how little sleep most people get. It's the trend in today's busy, electronic, always-on culture. It’s almost a badge of honor. But it's not healthy for anyone. For many parents, especi…

    May 26, 2015
    How Vitamins, Sunshine and Antibiotics Have Changed Things for Your Kids

    I grew up eating very different food than my children eat. I'm not just talking about different items on the menu, but an apples-to-apples comparison of the same foods shows a substantial difference i…

    May 18, 2015
    How to Prevent and Treat Tonsil Stones

    When I was a child, it was commonplace to remove tonsils. The thinking of the day was that tonsils didn't serve much of a purpose. Much like the thinking of the day about the appendix. Now we know the…

    May 12, 2015
    Let’s Talk Dirty… Diapers

    Dr. Greene's take on dirty diapers... There is no one right answer about your baby's poop frequency, color, smell, and texture. Your baby's poop is going to change over time and will be different depe…

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    May 6, 2015
    Mother, You’re Still Carrying Me Today

    You may have read a sentimental Mother's Day card (or one of those picture books that makes every mother cry) with the sappy phrase,  "Mother, You're Still Carrying Me Today." Turns out, it's true. L…

    March 31, 2015
    Tylenol for Babies & Toddlers: Follow-up Discussion on #LTKH Tweet Chat

    On May 17 and 18, 2011 there was a joint meeting of the FDA Advisory Committee for Nonprescription Drugs and the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee. I wrote an article about that meeting on May 18, 201…

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    January 25, 2015
    Is MiraLAX Safe for Children?

    In the small print on the side of a bottle of MiraLAX, you’ll learn that it’s recommended by the manufacturer only for people 17 years of age and older and that it should be used for no more than …

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    January 19, 2015
    Does my child have a concussion?

    A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head (or to another part of the body that jolts the head). Two members of my immediate family have had concussions in the last 3 months. …

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    September 24, 2014
    Do not “take two aspirins and call me in the morning”: The story of Enterovirus D68

    [caption id="attachment_49078" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Philippe Put.[/caption] The story began on August 19, 2014 when a children’s hospital in Kansas City notified the CDC that almo…

    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 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 countr…

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    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…

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    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 mosquito bite rea…

    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 circumference…

    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…