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!

    Educating Children & Teens with CFS: The Show Must Go On
    By: Donnica L Moore MD October 24, 2008 1 Comments
    Educating Children & Teens with CFS: The Show Must Go On

    Children and teens with CFS have many of the same issues as other children with chronic illnesses, confounded by the fact that they have an illness which is poorly understood, often misunderstood, and…

    Treatment of CFS
    By: Donnica L Moore MD October 23, 2008 0 Comments
    Treatment of CFS

    In this ongoing five-blog series about managing CFS in children and teens, I regret that the treatment section will be the shortest! While CFS research is being done on many fronts, much about this di…

    The Diagnosis of CFS
    By: Donnica L Moore MD October 22, 2008 0 Comments
    The Diagnosis of CFS

    As we have discussed previously, there is no diagnostic test for CFS. The diagnosis is a clinical one: the patient’s symptoms must meet the case definition criteria (See “Do I have CFSR…

    The Enigmatic Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    By: Donnica L Moore MD October 21, 2008 0 Comments
    The Enigmatic Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Today I’ll discuss the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and why this diagnosis is so confusing. Ironically, part of the confusion about CFS comes from its name. The focus on fatigue tends t…

    What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Brian’s Story & Making the Diagnosis
    By: Donnica L Moore MD October 20, 2008 0 Comments
    What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Brian’s Story & Making the Diagnosis

    Once derided as “the yuppie flu”, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is now recognized as a serious, often disabling, chronic illness which may affect anywhere from 800,000 to 2.2 million Amer…

    Community, Conversation, and Democracy
    By: Jon Lebkowsky October 17, 2008 0 Comments
    Community, Conversation, and Democracy

    Yesterday I moderated a panel on building and planning online communities as part of the E-Marketing Summit Austin. We were speaking to a large room filled with marketing professionals.…

    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 &…