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!

    39 Weeks, 2 Days, and 1 Hour
    By: Jim Van Huysse December 2, 2008 0 Comments
    39 Weeks, 2 Days, and 1 Hour

    Fast forward to the big day…actually the day BEFORE the big day. I think the excitement over Obama’s victory left my immune system a little vulnerable, as the day after the election I found myself…

    Adventures of a First Time Father
    By: Jim Van Huysse December 1, 2008 0 Comments
    Adventures of a First Time Father

    When Cheryl (some of you know her as MsGreene) first asked me to blog about my impressions of the birth of our first child I figured it would be a good chance to offer a dad’s perspective on this am…

    Tips for Getting Through The Holidays Without Gaining Weight
    By: Lisa Druxman December 1, 2008 0 Comments
    Tips for Getting Through The Holidays Without Gaining Weight

    Cooking Tips Be sure to use a rack in your roasting pan so the fat drips to the bottom. Spray the rack with vegetable cooking spray. There is no need to baste the turkey. It will be crisper this way, …

    Picky Eaters, No Time and a Limited Food Budget?! Me, too!
    By: Robyn O'Brien November 28, 2008 0 Comments
    Picky Eaters, No Time and a Limited Food Budget?! Me, too!

    Fluorescent orange mac n cheese noodles: Replace the bright orange brand with the white cheddar brand (it really does help reduce your child’s unnecessary exposure to synthetic chemicals).…

    The Price Tag of Sick Kids
    By: Robyn O'Brien November 27, 2008 0 Comments
    The Price Tag of Sick Kids

    As the population gets sicker, including our kids, the laundry list of chronic conditions grows – diabetes, asthma, allergies and ADHD. On top of that, the cost of health care continues to climb…

    Canaries in the Coalmine
    By: Robyn O'Brien November 26, 2008 0 Comments
    Canaries in the Coalmine

    In 1996, the United States adopted widespread use of genetically modified crops due to growing public concern over the health risks associated with the industrial spraying of insecticidal and pesitici…

    When Courage and Conscience Collide
    By: Robyn O'Brien November 25, 2008 0 Comments
    When Courage and Conscience Collide

    I was raised on capitalism and the Wall Street Journal. And I trusted that the political values that my family had instilled in me would serve me well. I believed in the system. And then one of my chi…

    Since when did it get so hard to be a mom?
    By: Robyn O'Brien November 24, 2008 0 Comments
    Since when did it get so hard to be a mom?

    Since when did it get so hard to be a mom? Ten years ago, we didn’t worry about sending a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into school with our children; we didn’t medicate our eight year …

    Life with Twins #5—The Toddler Years
    By: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin M.D. November 21, 2008 0 Comments
    Life with Twins #5—The Toddler Years

    Most parents of multiples agree that each year with twins become exponentially easier. I can personally attest to that fact now that my twins are two years old.…

    Life with Twins #4—Infant Twins
    By: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin M.D. November 20, 2008 0 Comments
    Life with Twins #4—Infant Twins

    There’s no question about it—caring for twins is hard work. In addition to the physical demands, there are unique challenges that you simply don’t encounter with singletons, like how to identify…

    Life with Twins #3—The NICU
    By: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin M.D. November 19, 2008 0 Comments
    Life with Twins #3—The NICU

    Faith and Hope were born at 33 weeks and both initially required care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Ironically Hope, the smaller twin that we worried about throughout the pregnancy, turn…

    Life with Twins #2—Pregnancy
    By: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin M.D. November 18, 2008 0 Comments
    Life with Twins #2—Pregnancy

    No two pregnancies are alike. This is especially true for pregnancy with twins.…

    Life With Twins #1—The News
    By: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin M.D. November 17, 2008 0 Comments
    Life With Twins #1—The News

    Throughout history, twins have always attracted a certain degree of attention and curiosity. Recently, high profile Hollywood mothers of multiples, like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez, have catapul…

    What’s got me excited now?
    By: Dan Imler MD November 14, 2008 0 Comments
    What’s got me excited now?

    One of the beauties of being a physician is that not only does your world encompasses the clinical aspects of health, but also involves many other disciplines as well. Often people assume that a docto…

    By: Dan Imler MD November 13, 2008 0 Comments
    What medicine will be like in 10-20 years

    This is a question that I’m often asked when talking to future physicians or people in general. Medicine has gone through some impressive, dynamic changes in the last ten to twenty years, even m…

    Things to ask yourself prior to starting a career in medicine
    By: Dan Imler MD November 12, 2008 0 Comments
    Things to ask yourself prior to starting a career in medicine

    When people have asked me what it takes to be a physician, I usually tell them that there are three things that every doctor must have. And no, being scared of blood is not a deal breaker.…

    How I got here
    By: Dan Imler MD November 11, 2008 0 Comments
    How I got here

    Every doctor has a story of how they ended up in medicine. Mine goes like this. My parents instilled two things that looking back now were probably the reason I was drawn to become a physician. From m…

    What it's like to be a pediatric hospitalist
    By: Dan Imler MD November 10, 2008 0 Comments
    What it’s like to be a pediatric hospitalist

    First of all you might be wondering what a pediatric hospitalist does. Prior to about 10 years ago, when a child became ill enough to require hospital admission, their pediatrician would place them in…

    Your Most Impassioned Stuff
    By: Sally Greenwald November 7, 2008 0 Comments
    Your Most Impassioned Stuff

    You will undoubtedly experience times during the progression of trying stuff in which you realize you love something, or equally important that you hate something.  Continuing to pursue endeavors tha…

    Medical Stuff Versus Healthcare Stuff
    By: Sally Greenwald November 6, 2008 0 Comments
    Medical Stuff Versus Healthcare Stuff

    Although you may not be able to involve yourself in hands on medical care (actually treating patients), you can easily involve yourself in hands on healthcare (improving the limitless socio-economic f…