F-Throat Part 1
    March 30, 2010
    F-Throat Part 1: Dr. Greene Explains

    What I call F-Throat, which is really just a sore throat caused by a bacteria called Fusobacterium necrophorum, is a common, important, treatable illness -- but because it doesn't show up on a typica…

    March 26, 2010
    Ella, Ethan’s Big Sister

    Zoo We Mama! I know most people think going to the movies is just a regular thing, but for my brother and I it was a real milestone. My brother and I read the series Diary Of A Wimpy Kid together, and…

    Ethan’s Epilepsy Soup by Gracie, Ethan's Big Sister
    March 25, 2010
    Ethan’s Epilepsy Soup by Gracie, Ethan’s Big Sister

    Three years ago I received a phone call to my dorm room saying that my younger brother had suffered a seizure. I was shocked to say the least and ever since that night a lot of things have changed in …

    March 24, 2010
    Curt, Ethan’s Dad

    When my wife told me we were asked to be guest bloggers on Dr. Greene’s site I was very excited. Any time my family has a chance to talk about epilepsy we are more than willing. My 11-year-old son E…

    March 23, 2010
    Sara, Ethan’s Mom

    Do you ever have those moments where you suddenly stop,look around and say, "How did I get here?" That was me last week folding laundry.  It's like you live your life and then it hits you--what your …

    March 22, 2010
    Hey readers, Ethan here!

    I have so much to do the week of PURPLE DAY. Today I'm going to the local library, which I am totally stoked about, to read a book about Epilepsy to the kids. Then I'm going to my friend Tyler's house…

    The Useless Appendix? Not! Useless Surgery? Maybe.
    January 20, 2010
    The Useless Appendix? Not! Useless Surgery? Maybe.

    Until now, most doctors agreed that when appendicitis strikes, the appendix has to go. This deep-seated idea began in 1889. Appendectomy was so successful at saving lives that it has been largely unch…

    When Should You Go to the Doctor or Emergency Room for the Flu?
    November 13, 2009
    When Should You Go to the Doctor or ER for the Flu?

    540 children in the US have died so far this year from known or suspected H1N1 flu. This tragic number is more than six times higher than in an entire typical year, and the current season may only be …

    Janet Milhollin, Jenna's Mentor
    August 21, 2009
    Janet Milhollin, Jenna’s Mentor

    Hi, my name is Janet Milhollin and as Jenna's aide, mentor, and friend I can only scratch the surface when it comes to telling you about all the things Jenna and I have learned from each other over th…

    Lauren Lumbard, Jenna's Sister
    August 20, 2009
    Lauren Lumbard, Jenna’s Sister

    Somewhere in my mental library, amongst the countless chapters and shelves, is the memory of standing in the hospital with my dad. I had just become a sister. My life had changed, and it would continu…

    Paula Lumbard, Jenna's Aunt
    August 19, 2009
    Paula Lumbard, Jenna’s Aunt

    As one of six children, I credit my parents with always supporting each one of our individual skills, talents and interests. Two people who came from hardscrabble backgrounds, through example, taught …

    The Colic Bacteria?
    August 19, 2009
    The Colic Bacteria?

    Dr. Greene's take on the colic bacteria... People used to be convinced that ulcer disease was caused by stress. The treatment of ulcers turned upside down when it was discovered and then proven that t…

    Linda Lumbard, Jenna's mother
    August 18, 2009
    Linda Lumbard, Jenna’s mother

    Learning that your child has any kind of disability is difficult.  It takes time to absorb the information that you receive from your specialists and to move forward the best that you can.  I have t…

    Jenna Lumbard, Author, "Worried Wendy Goes to School"
    August 17, 2009
    Jenna Lumbard, Author, “Worried Wendy Goes to School”

    Salman Rushdie once wrote, "Books choose their authors, the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one." In my case, I must agree with this whole heartedly. I don't sit down and deci…

    Pregnancy and H1N1 Flu
    August 3, 2009
    Pregnancy and H1N1 Flu

    If you think you may get pregnant in the next year, this may be the most important year to get a flu shot – and an H1N1 flu shot, when it becomes available. When pregnant, it’s generally best to a…

    My Daughter Had Lyme Disease: Was it My Fault?
    June 30, 2009
    My Daughter Had Lyme Disease: Was it My Fault?

    I spent New Year’s Eve 2007 in the emergency room with my seven year-old daughter. For several days she had been complaining of an achy knee. The day before she had been limping around the house. An…

    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…

    Clarithromycin
    June 18, 2009
    Clarithromycin

    Clarithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. You might see a brand name such as Biaxin on the label. It comes as liquid, tablets, or extended…

    Amoxicillin
    June 18, 2009
    Amoxicillin

    Amoxicillin is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. It does not help in viral infections such as a cold or flu. It’s often called “the pink stuff…

    Cefdinir
    June 18, 2009
    Cefdinir

    Cefdinir is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. You might see a brand name such as Omnicef on the label. It belongs to the cephalosporin family of ant…