Dr. Greene’s Blog

    Dr. Greene is a practicing physician, author, national and international TEDx speaker, and global health advocate. He is a graduate of Princeton University and University of California San Francisco.

    Helping to Ease Baby Blues
    October 13, 1997
    Helping to Ease Baby Blues

    Dr. Greene’s tips for how to ease baby blues: Every new beginning is also an ending of what was before. Every ending is a beginning. Whenever a baby is born, the world will never be the same. Th…

    Guidelines for Bathing your Newborn
    September 29, 1997
    Guidelines for Bathing your Newborn

    Dr. Greene’s advice on bathing your newborn… Most of us have some sort of a picture collection from our childhood. There’s the wonderful shot of those tenuous first steps; the pictur…

    Sleep Deprivation and ADHD
    February 2, 1997
    Sleep Deprivation and ADHD

    In anger I threw my pager across the on-call room, slamming it against the wall. I don’t anger easily or often, but I was a pediatric resident who had been awake for 36 hours. The pager had gone…

    A Parent’s Guide to Praise
    January 27, 1997
    A Parent’s Guide to Praise

    Taking pride in our own accomplishments or those of our children is a healthy thing. Requiring ourselves or our children to continually accomplish things is not healthy. As parents, we need to express…

    Its a New Year
    January 3, 1997
    It’s a New Year!

    It is always difficult for me to get used to writing a new year’s date. I get so comfortable with the old year’s date that I sometimes write it automatically. But writing a new date remind…

    The Children’s Immunization Schedule
    October 18, 1996
    The Children’s Immunization Schedule

    Guidelines have been set for many health issues. Experts are able to devote a considerable amount of time to a particular question (far more than an individual physician could ever hope to achieve), t…

    Treatment of Bee Stings
    October 7, 1996
    Treatment of Bee Stings

    If one is stung, the wound can be treated in the following ways:…

    Helping a Child Handle Blood Draws
    September 23, 1996
    Helping a Child Handle Blood Draws

    Although you can’t make the needle go away, there are some things you can do to soften the experience. Click here for a list of things to do for your child before, after, and during a blood draw. Th…

    A Divorced/Separated Parent’s Guide to Making Visits Count
    August 28, 1996
    A Divorced/Separated Parent’s Guide to Making Visits Count

    If you are a parent who does not live with your child, it’s important to make every visit count. Here are some ways you can do that:…

    On Being a Physician: A day in the life
    July 10, 1996
    On Being a Physician: A day in the life

    Over the years we have received numerous requests from high school and university students, who are in the midst of choosing a career, asking what it is like to be a physician. Here is Dr. Greene̵…

    The Essential Components of Breast Milk
    June 21, 1996
    The Essential Components of Breast Milk

    There are a number of breastmilk components that are extremely beneficial to babies’ development. Many of these cannot be found in formula.…

    Handling a Clingy Baby
    June 6, 1996
    Handling a Clingy Baby

    Dr. Greene’s tips on how to handle a clingy baby: Many children go through a stage when they strongly prefer one parent to every other person in the world. One common pattern is for them to noti…

    The Olympic Flame
    May 3, 1996
    The Olympic Flame

    When I was first asked to carry the Olympic Torch, my eyes misted. Not until the moment actually came did I understand why. The Olympic Flame reaches back to a time when the human race was younger, an…

    A Parent’s Guide To Diaper Rashes
    April 30, 1996
    A Parent’s Guide To Diaper Rashes

    There are a surprising number of different types of diaper rashes (that respond best to different types of treatments). Skin wetness is the common denominator underlying these various causes of diaper…

    Revolutionary Test for Early Detection of Autism
    April 14, 1996
    Revolutionary Test for Early Detection of Autism

    Researchers at Cambridge University have found a relatively easy and early way to detect autism. Although autism has its subtle beginnings during infancy, the diagnosis is rarely made before three yea…

    When Time Away From Baby Can’t Be Avoided - Follow Up
    April 5, 1996
    When Time Away From Baby Can’t Be Avoided – Follow Up

    Several of our readers have expressed concern for Nancy Cefalu and her family. We received a letter from her and are reprinting it with her permission . . .…

    Unusual Breath Odors and What They Mean
    March 13, 1996
    Unusual Breath Odors & What They Mean

    Unusual breath odors are common in kids. Typically there isn’t anything to worry about, but there are some breath odors that indicate an underlying problem. In children smelly breath that persi…

    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 1
    March 5, 1996
    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 1

    A ten-month-old girl, who had been sleeping through the night, has now been waking up each night for one week. She pulls herself to standing in the crib, and rubs her right ear. She calms quickly when…

    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2
    March 5, 1996
    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2

    A seven-month-old boy has had a cold for three days. Last night he woke up screaming, and remained irritable for several minutes even when he was picked up. He felt hot to the touch. This morning, he …

    The Relationship between Sugar and Behavior in Children
    March 3, 1996
    The Relationship between Sugar and Behavior in Children

    Dr. Greene’s take on sugar and behavior… The effect of sugar intake on children’s behavior is a hotly debated topic in pediatrics. Parents and educators often contend that sugar and …