Mild, Moderate and Severe Asthma: Signs and Symptoms
    April 6, 2010
    Mild, Moderate & Severe Asthma: Signs and Symptoms

    If you think your child has asthma, the first step is to visit your healthcare practitioner for tests and recommendations (and click here to sign up for the Asthma Care Plan from Keas™ a website tha…

    Reducing Chlorine Exposure for Young Children
    February 5, 2010
    Reducing Chlorine Exposure for Young Children

    Get out your watch. How many hours a child spends in a chlorinated swimming pool before age 2 appears to influence the risk of that child later developing asthma and nasal allergies. We’ve known for…

    Secondhand Smoke and Kids’ Sleep
    January 22, 2010
    Secondhand Smoke and Kids’ Sleep

    Who would want to give their children nightmares? Or night terrors? Who wants to make bedtime battles worse? Who would want to make it take longer for their children to fall asleep once they get in be…

    Tips for Managing Asthma, Allergies and House Dust Mites
    July 12, 2009
    Tips for Managing Asthma, Allergies and House Dust Mites

    House dust mites contribute to allergies and asthma. They are tiny creatures that live in pillows and mattresses, carpets, and couches – quietly eating dead skin cells and hair. And pooping. They r…

    Clindamycin
    June 18, 2009
    Clindamycin

    Clindamycin is strong antibiotic used to treat difficult bacterial infections in children. You might see a brand name such as Cleocin on the label. It comes as liquid or capsules, and is also availabl…

    Closeup screen capture of Dr. Greene from Healthy Child video
    December 4, 2008
    Chemicals in Your Environment

    Parents are often surprised when I tell them that a great number of the products we use in our homes are not necessarily evaluated and declared safe by a government entity. The paints that cover your …

    Doubling Vitamin D
    October 13, 2008
    Doubling Vitamin D

    Today at our annual meeting in Boston, the American Academy of Pediatrics doubled the recommended amount of vitamin D that children get each day to 400 IU, in response to mounting evidence of the life…

    Chubby Babies: Is the Baby Fat Here to Stay?
    September 1, 2008
    Chubby Babies: Is the Baby Fat Here to Stay?

    Dr. Greene's take on baby fat... How quickly does being overweight affect health? Overweight babies and toddlers under age 2 already show signs of health problems according to a study in the August 20…

    Steroids, Asthma and Bones
    July 16, 2008
    Steroids, Asthma and Bones

    Sometimes accepting some side effects can help prevent worse side effects. We know that when a child is having an ongoing asthma attack, taking oral steroids for a few days can help turn the corner by…

    Steriods, Asthma and Bones
    July 16, 2008
    Steroids, Asthma and Bones

    Dr. Greene's take on the effect of steroids on bones... Sometimes accepting some side effects can help prevent worse side effects. We know that when a child is having an ongoing asthma attack, taking …

    Indoor Air Quality
    June 19, 2008
    Indoor Air Quality

    Creating a healthy home by reducing toxins and improving indoor air quality can have a direct effect on whether your child develops asthma. And in families already affected by the condition (as many a…

    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema
    May 26, 2008
    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema

    Getting plenty of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), one of the important omega-3 fats found in breast milk, could help to prevent allergies, asthma, and eczema in young children. Dr. Eileen Birch, who has …

    Vitamin D, Asthma, and Eczema
    April 11, 2008
    Vitamin D, Asthma, and Eczema

    Kids who have low levels of vitamin D have a higher chance of asthma attacks, according to a study presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. This…

    Asthma, Numbers, and the Environment
    March 21, 2008
    Asthma, Numbers, and the Environment

    Updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma from The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program emphasize objective measurements, tailored treatment plans, and environmental aw…

    Mom’s Diet; Kid’s Asthma
    January 24, 2008
    Mom’s Diet; Kid’s Asthma

    What Mom eats during pregnancy can help protect her children from asthma and allergies, according to a study released by Thorax in January 2008. In particular, elementary school kids whose mothers had…

    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!
    January 8, 2008
    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!

    Get ready for some surprising recommendations. Eczema, asthma, and food allergies are all on the rise in children, each having more than doubled in the last several decades. This rapid increase has le…

    Cows, Cats, Siblings, and Immune Health
    August 15, 2007
    Cows, Cats, Siblings, and Immune Health

    Regular contact with farm animals is associated with a dramatically lower risk of a young child's later developing an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis …

    The Asthma-Antibiotics Link
    June 12, 2007
    The Asthma-Antibiotics Link

    Why should you care about this if asthma does not run in your family? For the last quarter century, asthma has been increasing rapidly in the industrialized world and has become one of the most import…

    Pregnancy, Diet, Asthma, and Eczema
    September 20, 2006
    Pregnancy, Diet, Asthma, and Eczema

    What Mom eats during pregnancy appears able to help protect her kindergarten-aged child from asthma and eczema. A little over ten years ago, researchers at the University of Aberdeen proposed that the…

    Preventing Asthma
    August 30, 2005
    Preventing Asthma

    Dr. Greene's take on preventing asthma... Asthma is the leading serious chronic illness in children. More than 6 million children suffer from asthma in the United States alone. Steps parents take befo…