Cefdinir
    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…

    Bad Breath
    Bad Breath Causes

    Dr. Greene on the causes of bad breath... Most kids would go out of their way to avoid eating garlic or onions, yet it is not unusual for a child to wake up with very smelly breath. Throughout the day…

    I’ve Learned I’m Not Alone
    I’ve Learned I’m Not Alone

    Since I started Purple Day I know that I am not really alone. I found out that if I had a big house and invited 1000 people over, 100 people would have epilepsy. If I invited 100 people over at least …

    It May Not Be What You Think It Is
    It May Not Be What You Think It Is

    I have epilepsy and founded Purple day but I do other things to. I like to paint and play with my friends. I like to watch movies and do jig saw puzzles. I also like to hang out with my family. (more&…

    It Was Amazing!
    It Was Amazing!

    While I was in New York I got to see a lot of things. Did you know that Toys R Us has a 60-foot Ferris wheel inside and a huge Barbie House and a 40-foot dinosaur? It was soo cool!! (more…)…

    Purple Day Goes International
    Purple Day Goes International

    This year Purple Day has gotten even bigger and on March 9th the Anita Kaufmann Foundation flew me to New York with my Mom and brother Chad for the USA launch of Purple Day. (more…)…

    The First Purple Day
    The First Purple Day

    Last year I emailed all of our government, I even called our Prime Minister's office, but I didn't get to talk to him. I called Paul Shaffer from the David Letterman Show and he wore a purple tie on t…

    About the Renal Tumor Program at my hospital
    About the Renal Tumor Program at my hospital

    As some of you know, a while ago my oncologist and surgeon, David McDermott and Drew Wagner, asked if I'd be willing to be videotaped talking about what I think about the Renal Tumor program they offe…

    You Shouldn't Have to Go It Alone
    You Shouldn’t Have to Go It Alone

    Over 6,000 rare diseases (those that effect less than 1 in 2000 people) have been identified. Many of these diseases are life threatening, but because a relatively small number of people are alive at …

    Closeup screen capture of Dr. Greene from Healthy Child video
    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 …

    Where’s the Cold Virus?
    Where’s the Cold Virus?

    Dr. Greene's take on the cold virus... Think twice before picking up that remote if someone in your home has a cold! Researchers from the University of Virginia, armed with DNA swabs, did a CSI-like e…

    Educating Children & Teens with CFS: The Show Must Go On
    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
    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
    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 CFS" box below) and…

    Cold Medicine for Your Kids
    Cold Medicine for Your Kids

    Last year an advisory panel of independent experts convened by the FDA recommended that the FDA ban popular over-the-counter oral decongestants, antihistamines and cough suppressants for children unde…

    The Enigmatic Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    The Enigmatic Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Today I'll discuss the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndromeand why this diagnosis is so confusing. Ironically, part of the confusion about CFS comes from its name. The focus on fatigue tends to overs…

    What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Brian’s Story & Making the Diagnosis
    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 Americans. (more…

    BPA: Clearing Through the Clutter
    BPA: Clearing Through the Clutter

    There is an intense ongoing debate about the safety of bisphenol ?A, or BPA, an ingredient found in many plastic products including many baby bottles and reusable water bottles. Itacts like a hormone…

    Fever Meds
    Fever Meds

    Dr. Greene's take on which fever meds to use for your child... If you want to bring down a fever in a child, is it better to use acetaminophen, ibuprofen, a combination of both, or neither? Acetaminop…

    Epsom Salts and Cerebral Palsy
    Epsom Salts and Cerebral Palsy

    Dr. Greene's thoughtson cerebral palsy... Before we talk about Epsom salt baths, here's the news: giving pregnant women an IV infusion of magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) cut the risk of their preterm…