World Asthma Day 2000 Brings Patients and International Health Experts Together Online
    April 27, 2000
    World Asthma Day 2000 Brings Patients and International Health Experts Together Online

    Asthma is worsening every year, and is rising more rapidly in preschool-aged children than any other age group. The Global Initiative for Asthma (a collaborative effort between the World Health Organi…

    An Orange a Day!
    April 17, 2000
    An Orange a Day!

    A study in the April 2000 issue of Thorax found that eating citrus fruit or kiwi might reduce asthma symptoms in children. In this Italian study of over 18,000 children, eating fruit rich in vitamin C…

    Does RSV Cause Asthma?
    January 12, 2000
    Does RSV Cause Asthma?

    In the Northern Hemisphere it's the season for respiratory illnesses. Children with RSV bronchiolitis usually wheeze. Often these same children go on to develop asthma. My hunch has been that RSV does…

    How Secondhand Smoke Affects Children
    November 19, 1999
    How Secondhand Smoke Affects Children

    The Great American Smokeout is the American Cancer Society's call to stop smoking. We all know that smoking leads to serious health problems for adults, but many people just don't get that being in a …

    Might Your Child Have Asthma?
    November 3, 1999
    Might Your Child Have Asthma?

    Asthma among young children has exploded -- more than doubling in recent years. And an estimated half of the children with asthma haven't even been diagnosed! (more…)…

    Watching Television Causes Asthma?!
    September 21, 1999
    Watching Television Causes Asthma?!

    We know that kids who have asthma are more likely to be overweight. But is it that kids with asthma exercise less, and so become overweight - or is it that obesity can trigger asthma? (more…)…

    Colds, Allergies and Sinus Infections
    April 6, 1998
    Colds, Allergies and Sinus Infections

    Parents often ask me whether their children's constantly runny noses are the result of allergies, sinus infections, or of one cold after another. (more…)…

    Young boy demonstrating asthma inhaler use.
    September 9, 1996
    Inhaler Use for Asthma: A key to successful treatment

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Asthma is one of the most common disorders affecting children. As many as 10% of children have some degree of asthma, and the number has been rising steadily since about 1980. Th…

    Fast Facts about Septra
    July 29, 1996
    Fast Facts about Septra

    Septra and Bactrim are both brand names for a combination antibiotic called trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. (more…)…

    Fast Facts about RSV
    March 15, 1996
    Fast Facts about RSV

    RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is the most important respiratory organism of early childhood. RSV occurs throughout the world, and in each location it tends to occur in yearly winter outbreaks. …