Guest Posts

    Our invited Guest Bloggers share their Perspective on children's health and parenting. Their view point may be different than Dr. Greene's, but each guest has a valuable view point. Well worth reading!

    Delicious looking pizza with cheese and egg. How do food sensitive families deal?
    By: Ashley Weber January 15, 2017 0 Comments
    Tips for Food Sensitive Families

    Learning that a food may be the root cause of your child’s discomfort may bring both relief and uncertainty. Here we review three common food sensitivities and offer nutritious alternatives to help …

    Transparent family LGBTQ
    By: Kristin Collier December 2, 2016 0 Comments
    Sharing Difficult News with the Kids: A Transparent View

    Recent statistics show that 40 – 50% of married couples divorce; in subsequent marriages, the statistics are even higher. It’s hard to maintain a romantic relationship across decades, and let’s …

    Healthy Holiday Meal
    By: Brittni Brown November 23, 2016 0 Comments
    Here’s to a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

    As the leaves change colors and the weather starts turning colder, we can breathe in the crisp, chilled air and smell the beginning of the holiday season. Especially for our children, gearing up for t…

    Mother holding toddler while trying to work at a computer. She has the far away look of a Zombie Mom.
    By: Cheryl Greene October 27, 2016 1 Comments
    Confessions of a Zombie Mom

    My youngest is now 21. Over lunch recently he told me I was looking more alive these days. I agreed that during his growing up years, I hadn’t taken very good care of myself, even pulling all-nighte…

    Teenage girl blowing on a dandelion. Parental medical information access changes as kids grow up.
    By: Brittni Brown October 10, 2016 0 Comments
    Understanding Parental Medical Information Access

    When a medical emergency arises for one of our children, we seek to gain as much information about the situation as possible. We want to know the ‘wheres, hows, and whys’ of medical issues so that…

    Bright colored lights as two hand exchange a pill at a party. Could this be the first step toward teen addiction?
    By: James Jones September 30, 2016 0 Comments
    How to Reduce the Possibility of Teen Addiction

    How teen addiction begins At one time or another, most teens find themselves in situations that involve making difficult decisions regarding alcohol and drugs. The choices teens make can not only hav…

    A nurse is giving a elementary age boy a flu shot at the doctor's office. No more flumist.
    By: Janesta Noland MD September 9, 2016 1 Comments
    What happened to FluMist?

    Earlier this summer, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC recommended against using nasal flu vaccine (or flumist) for children due to lack of effectiveness. This recomme…

    By: Naomi Shaw August 24, 2016 0 Comments
    Beyond Carrots: Green Eating Gives Better Eyesight For Families

    Vision is arguably one of the most valuable of our five senses and once it’s gone, there’s usually no getting it back. That’s why it’s so important to be vigilant when it comes to our eyesight…

    Young child playing with a balloon. Kids outdoors.
    By: Brittni Brown August 1, 2016 1 Comments
    3 Great Reasons to Send Your Kids Outdoors

    The dog days of summer upon us and for many that means the kids are out of school and starting to get restless. Finding enough activities to keep them busy (and you running in circles) can make those …

    Sad child rejecting food. Could this be due to a food reaction?
    By: Annie Salsberg ND July 11, 2016 4 Comments
    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…

    Child in surgery. Can anesthesia damage the developing brain?
    By: Michael Ho MD June 27, 2016 0 Comments
    Anesthesia and the Developing Brain

    You’re already worried that your child has to undergo surgery. Now should you also be worried that the anesthesia can damage your child’s brain? That is the concern raised by doctors at the Cincin…

    Toddler in colorful shirt and bib at the prime age for recurrent ear infections.
    By: Annie Salsberg ND June 20, 2016 2 Comments
    Recurrent Ear Infections and Dietary Triggers

    Ear infections (aka otitis media, acute otitis media, or AOM for short) can be common in children – and when they become chronic it affects the whole family. By the age of three, it’s reported tha…

    Powdered Infant formula being spooned into a glass baby bottle.
    By: Annie Salsberg ND June 8, 2016 2 Comments
    Formula 101: Infant Formula De-mystified

    While exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, it’s reported that only 19% of American mothers exclusively breastfeed at this time. The majority of US families will use formula …

    Young boy desperately hanging on to his father's arm. Addiction Impacts child custody.
    By: James Jones May 30, 2016 0 Comments
    Addiction Impacts Child Custody: The Likelihood of Retaining Custody

    The nationwide discussion on addiction and its treatment at recovery centers is incomplete without the mention of how addiction impacts child custody disputes. According to the U.S. Department of Heal…

    Attractive Young Man Lying on Sofa at Night and Illuminated by Light from Screen of Cell Phone at Home in Living Room
    By: Dr. Ruth Ann Crystal May 24, 2016 3 Comments
    Parent Confidential – Teens, Tech and Sex: What you need to know now

    As a gynecologist, I thought that I was staying pretty connected to what is going on with sex and dating.  However, more and more I learn new information from my teenage patients about what sex is li…

    Adorable corgi puppy perfect for someone with a dog obsession.
    By: Janet Miller May 17, 2016 0 Comments
    8 Reasons Your Dog Obsession Makes You Happier and Healthier

    Do you have a dog obsession? That puppy you adopted isn’t just a cute, fluffy companion. Dogs actually make you happier and healthier – here are 8 reasons why. 1. Dogs are a source of heal…

    Group of young boys on a soccer field.
    By: Brittni Brown May 11, 2016 0 Comments
    Avoiding Concussions in Youth Athletics

    As summer rolls around and students begin to get out of school, parents may be gearing up for another season: youth athletics. Whether it’s T-ball, pee-wee football, outdoor basketball, or co-ed…

    Two young girls playing with jewelry. Are there jewelry dangers for children?
    By: Naomi Shaw May 2, 2016 0 Comments
    Jewelry Dangers for Children

    Today’s parents take our children’s safety seriously, spending many hours babyproofing and crafting optimal environments for our sweet little ones. Realizing that everything from sippy cups to the…

    Young girl holding a teddy bear while sleeping. Kids sleep benefits are huge!
    By: Naomi Shaw April 25, 2016 0 Comments
    Kids Sleep Benefits Are Huge!

    “Mom, just a little more, please!” Does this sound familiar? Kids need around 9-10 hours of sleep per night, but it’s estimated that up to 40% of children aren’t getting this recommended amoun…

    Teenage girl walking two horses in a pasture. Horses are great for kids.
    By: Sheana Whelan Funkhouser RN PhD April 18, 2016 1 Comments
    Kids and Horses (50 Shades of Hay…)

    Cuteness is in the eye of the beholder. As a parent, I am allowed to be completely biased about my children. But is there anything cuter than a little girl on a horse, a huge smile across her face, pi…