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!

    Participatory Medicine and the Democratization of Knowledge
    By: Jon Lebkowsky October 15, 2008 0 Comments
    Participatory Medicine and the Democratization of Knowledge

    Gilles Frydman at e-patients.net (where the Greenes and I also blog) has posted a consideration of the term participatory medicine and the evolving sense of its meaning. Gilles starts with his own def…

    The Debate and the Conversation
    By: Jon Lebkowsky October 14, 2008 0 Comments
    The Debate and the Conversation

    Will you be watching the presidential debate tonight? Alone, or with others? Many folks will be watching at public or private debate parties and gatherings, and many will be hanging out online via cha…

    The New Media Landscape
    By: Jon Lebkowsky October 14, 2008 0 Comments
    The New Media Landscape

    When we think about how we can improve public dialog and debate, we have to consider the future of the media landscape – that’s where the conversation’s happening, and what we call m…

    Getting Past Polarization
    By: Jon Lebkowsky October 13, 2008 0 Comments
    Getting Past Polarization

    I feel most passionate about two things – one is the the Internet and the other is people and how they communicate, make connections, and form networks. My interest in people led me to the Internet:…

    Healthy Body Care #5: Antibacterials are not the Answer
    By: Christopher Gavigan October 3, 2008 0 Comments
    Healthy Body Care #5: Antibacterials are not the Answer

    There is no doubt that personal hygiene is important to good health, but how much is enough? Sales of personal care products for children have jumped significantly in the past decade in part because m…

    Healthy Body Care #4: Make it Yourself
    By: Christopher Gavigan October 2, 2008 0 Comments
    Healthy Body Care #4: Make it Yourself

    With a growing awareness of the questionable chemical concoctions manufacturers are allowed to sell to unassuming consumers, kitchen cosmetics are increasingly in vogue. While there are certain things…

    Healthy Body Care #3: Know What You Need to Get What You Want
    By: Christopher Gavigan October 1, 2008 0 Comments
    Healthy Body Care #3: Know What You Need to Get What You Want

    America is the land of impulse shopping and if you don’t know what you want, you’ll end up buying a lot of things you don’t need. In the case of personal care products, if you don…

    Healthy Body Care #2: Learn Label Lingo
    By: Christopher Gavigan September 30, 2008 0 Comments
    Healthy Body Care #2: Learn Label Lingo

    Natural, Hypoallergenic, Herbal, Organic,they all sound like exactly what any parent would want to apply to their child’s delicate skin, but while these terms are tempting product descriptions, …

    Healthy Body Care #1: Why You Need to Be Careful with Personal Care Products
    By: Christopher Gavigan September 29, 2008 0 Comments
    Healthy Body Care #1: Why You Need to Be Careful with Personal Care Products

    I’ve considered myself green for many years, but becoming the CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and then becoming a father has certainly increased the hue. Everyday is a learning experience, wh…

    Dream -- Before, During and After
    By: Robin Kamen September 26, 2008 0 Comments
    Dream — Before, During and After

    We are always sad at the end of a trip. But we keep an eye out for new ways to preserve our memories, including emerging technologies that make it easy to create panoramic vistas from several single p…

    Stuff Happens, So Be Prepared
    By: Robin Kamen September 25, 2008 0 Comments
    Stuff Happens, So Be Prepared

    Stuff happens when you travel, particularly when the trip involves overseas adventure. So it’s great to be prepared. While the illnesses we have encountered have luckily been limited to traveler…

    Get Everyone Involved in Planning
    By: Robin Kamen September 24, 2008 0 Comments
    Get Everyone Involved in Planning

    Most treks start and end in cities, or in regions with lots of sightseeing and planning. To keep the cultural tourism interesting for the kids, we break up museum visits with trips to local markets.…

    Pack Light, But Don't Skimp on The Underwear
    By: Robin Kamen September 23, 2008 1 Comments
    Pack Light, But Don’t Skimp on The Underwear

    One of the many lessons we’ve learned on our family adventure trips is that you can never have enough clean hiking socks, and that lightweight wool gloves and hats are a must.…

    Family Adventure Travel
    By: Robin Kamen September 22, 2008 0 Comments
    Family Adventure Travel

    We love family vacations, and we love off-the-grid travel, especially challenging treks to ancient ruins. Our last big trips have been to Peru, multi-day camping-hiking adventures that have taken us &…

    Everyday Differences
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 12, 2008 0 Comments
    Everyday Differences

    Mothers make a difference everyday in shaping the future of our planet – from wiping noses to raising kids who care about the world they live in.…

    What Do You Think?
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 11, 2008 0 Comments
    What Do You Think?

    I live in Bernal Heights in San Francisco, a neighborhood known as ‘maternal heights’ for its stroller rush hours and toddler-filled sidewalks. There is a listserv of more than 500 families in Ber…

    Out of Control
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 10, 2008 0 Comments
    Out of Control

    There are 85,000 chemicals in use today in the U.S. Seven new ones are approved every day. Less than 10% have been tested for long-term effects on grown adults, let alone on the most vulnerable – de…

    MOMS – Making Our Milk Safe
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 9, 2008 0 Comments
    MOMS – Making Our Milk Safe

    During a week-long beach vacation marked more by flash flooding than sunblock, three friends and I sat together nursing our five infants, (Nico, Olivia, Stella, Hazel and Sam,) and sharing endless pin…

    What Is The Next Lead, or Arsenic or Thalidomide or DDT?
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 8, 2008 0 Comments
    What Is The Next Lead, or Arsenic or Thalidomide or DDT?

    When my daughter Stella celebrated her first birthday in the spring of 2005, we had her checked for lead, and her level was dangerously high.…

    Rwanda; Remember the Hope
    By: Eliana Schiffer September 5, 2008 0 Comments
    Rwanda; Remember the Hope

    For me the one thing that made Rwanda so amazing was the children and hearing their laughter. That a country can live through something so horrific and yet get up every morning and live their lives wi…