Outdoor Fun Health Center

As parents, it’s our job to teach our kids about the wonders of the great outdoors. It’s also important to keep them healthy and safe so they can get the most out of their outdoor experiences. Dr. Greene’s Great Outdoors Topic Center is filled with information about what you might want to bring on your adventures- both big and small.

It’s also a great place to visit if you have questions about water safety, sun safety, bee stings, vacationing with kids, or identifying poison oak, ivy and sumac. Looking for tips for traveling with a toddler? Wondering whether or not your child is getting enough exercise? Wondering how much sun is too much for your baby? Trying to figure out the best way to remove a tick? It’s all here- and more!

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Sprains: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Introduction to sprains: Sprains, strains, and active play…”I sprained my knee,” or “I have an ankle strain.” Ankles and sprains often go together in people’s minds, but beyond that, the distinction between a sprain and a strain often seems fuzzy. What are sprains? Strains are injuries to muscles, or to the tendons that connect muscles …

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We all want our kids to get outside more, but it comes with some risks. Dr. Greene takes an in-depth look at some common conditions that result from playing outdoors, including concussion, breaks and sprains, and swimmer’s ear.

Vacationing & Travel

Traveling with small children may be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Here we discuss ways to make life easier during family expeditions, including tips for making the holiday season enjoyable for the whole family.

Swimming & Beach

A refreshing dip in the pool is great in the heat of summer, but how does chlorine exposure affect young children? Dr. Greene answers this and other swimming-related concerns.

Sports & Recreation

Sports are a great way for children to expend excess energy and grow healthy, but we also want to make sure they stay safe. Here are ways to do just that, including how to proceed in cases of head injury or concussion.

Insects & Animals

Learn about how to protect your children from insect bites naturally, as well as the benefits of having a family pet.

Outdoor Winter Fun

Getting outside in the winter can be a great way to get creative with activities while combatting cabin fever! Learn what precautions to take in winter sports, as well as ways to increase vitamin D production in the colder months.

Accidents & Injuries

How can we best prepare for the unforeseen? Dr. Greene discusses ways to keep your children safe at home, in the car and at play.

Outdoor Exercise

The benefits of getting outdoors are numerous. Air quality and vitamin D production soar outside, as well as intellectual curiosity and overall wellbeing. Learn how your child can get the most out of their outdoor experience.