Dr. Greene’s Blog

    March 27, 2017
    Dr. Greene’s Guide to Allergy Care: How To Prevent And Treat This Season’s Allergies

    If you’re in the Northern hemisphere of this beautiful planet, it’s the beginning of spring for you. The blossoming flowers and budding leaves are amazing to watch, but can also trigger al…

    Young boy swimming in a pool with eyes open. Swimming pool water quality.
    March 2, 2017
    Pee in the Pool: What You Should Know, What You Should Do

    Scientists recently figured out a cool way to measure how much urine is in a public swimming pool. And the results are sure to turn some heads! Their sweet idea? They used the artificial sweetener ace…

    Naya breast pump. Is night vs day milk different?
    February 20, 2017
    Breastfeeding, Pumping, and Night vs. Day Milk: Your Questions Answered

      Learning to breastfeed your baby can be one of the most challenging and beautiful experiences of being a new parent. Many moms choose to also learn how to pump their breastmilk for times when they …

    Large crowd of people. Looking away from the camera and toward AI Chatbots Future Medicine.
    February 6, 2017
    AI, Chatbots and The Future of Medicine

    Back in 1996 the leaders of medicine gathered in Washington D.C. at the IOM headquarters to to discuss something revolutionary and important: health information becoming available to the public on the…

    Sick woman laying in bed. Breast Feeding When Mom Feels Sick?
    January 9, 2017
    Breast Feeding When Mom Feels Sick

    Between sleep deprivation and putting the needs of others before their own, it’s pretty common for moms to get sick. It’s not uncommon for me to get questions about breast feeding when mom feels s…

    Small boy looking intently at a smartphone screen. Is reducing blue light an effective ADHD interventions?
    September 6, 2016
    ADHD and Blue Light Syndrome: Changing Sleep is Key to Changing Success at Home and at School

    Each year billions of dollars are spent in the US trying to improve the experience of children with ADHD and their parents. But one of the simplest and most effective ADHD interventions is often negle…

    Two children laying in bed trying to go to sleep. Do they have sleep blues?
    July 25, 2016
    Sleep Blues: How to change your quantity and quality of sleep

    We can survive longer without food than we can without sleep. About twice as long. Good food may be central to good health, but so is good sleep. And we often miss out on its amazing benefits. Improve…

    Sad child rejecting food. Could this be due to a food reaction?
    July 11, 2016
    Food Reactions: Allergy, Intolerance or Food Sensitivity?

    Understanding Food Reactions When it comes to adverse food reactions, the terms allergy, intolerance and sensitivity are often used interchangeably (and incorrectly!). Here we demystify the language s…

    June 23, 2016
    The Straight Scoop on Grains

    Dr. Greene’s take on healthy whole grains… What popular kids’ food starts to turn to sugar in their mouth and becomes 100% glucose by the time it’s absorbed? You guessed it, pr…

    Probiotics
    March 7, 2016
    Recommended Probiotics for Kids

    Promoting healthy, diverse gut bacteria appears able to make a big difference in keeping us healthy. That’s why I often recommend probiotics for the kids in my pediatric practice. This is especially…

    January 28, 2016
    Solving Night Terrors Lickety-split

    We’ve come upon a great solution for night terrors in my house (OK, my wife actually came up with it :) that worked with our son and thousands of others. If you’ve ever run in to this with…

    Male hand touching virtual screen with medical icons to illustration Googling the Internet within.
    January 6, 2016
    Googling The Internet Within

    About 82% of the people who answered a recent Scanadu poll question say they search online first about their symptoms, before turning to their doctors. Even some doctors who responded said they search…

    December 8, 2015
    Skin to Skin Contact with Your Premature Baby

    When you find out you’re pregnant, the last thing you want to do is plan for a less than ideal birth. You want to share 40 weeks of blissful pregnancy, followed by a four hour labor and five min…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing teaching your children healthy eating habits
    November 19, 2015
    The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits

    Dr. Greene’s take on great eating habits… What does mother goose have to do with getting kids to eat right? Researcher Konrad Lorentz showed that by replacing a mother goose with something…

    Mosaic of a hamburger using only pills to illustrate the antibiotic scorecard.
    September 15, 2015
    Antibiotic Scorecard: 1 Easy Way to Change the World for Your Child

    Your choice of chain restaurants could help make a profound difference. Thanks to the help of some impressive organizations, we now have an antibiotic Scorecard to help us along the way. Antibiotic ov…

    September 14, 2015
    From Omnivorous to Picky Eater – What Changed?

    Dr. Greene’s take on a picky eater… Ever wonder why a 9-month-old will put anything in her mouth and the same 19-month-old refuses to eat anything new? This activity is so common that ther…

    Dr Alan Greene speaking about Babies' development and the role of food.
    August 19, 2015
    Babies’ Development and the Role of Food

    Babies’ development from conception to age three is mind-boggling. Newborns resting in their parents arms are not very mobile and don’t have much to say. By the time they’re three years old,…

    Young woman in kitchen with a spoon. Mom's Diet while Breast Feeding.
    July 20, 2015
    Mom’s Diet while Breastfeeding

    Mom’s diet while breastfeeding can change the composition of her breast milk. It’s no wonder nursing mothers have questions about what they should and shouldn’t eat. Here’s a q…

    Dr. Greene discussing what to do when you find a lump
    June 28, 2015
    What to do if you discover a lump

    Dr. Greene’s advice on discovering a lump… Finding a lump on your child’s body is not necessarily a bad thing, in fact most of the time little lumps it’s a good thing: healthy …

    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 restf…