What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 2)
    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 2)

    Many genetic diseases occur more frequently in people of certain ethnic backgrounds. That is why it is important to understand how your ethnic background affects your risk to have a child with a genet…

    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics Part 1
    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 1)

    Thankfully, most babies are born healthy, but every pregnancy is at risk for a birth defect. That is why is may be helpful to speak with a genetic counselor, a medical professional trained in assessin…

    Does Your Child need to see a Medical Geneticist
    Does Your Child need to see a Medical Geneticist

    There are a number of reasons why your pediatrician may recommend that your child meet with a medical geneticist, a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and management of genetic diseases and syndr…

    The #1 Inherited Cause of Childhood Death
    The #1 Inherited Cause of Childhood Death

    Every year it seems like more and more genetic tests are offered during pregnancy. Due to a recent recommendation made by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), the latest carrier test to be…

    Use Your Family Tree to Improve Your Family’s Health
    Use Your Family Tree to Improve Your Family’s Health

    Making a family tree can be much more than just an interesting hobby. You can create a "healthful" legacy for your children by adding information about the diseases that have occurred in your family -…

    New Pieces to the Autism Puzzle
    New Pieces to the Autism Puzzle

    Thanks to the largest and most ambitious scientific study to ever look into what makes someone susceptible to autism, we now have a new layer of understanding about this important condition. First, a …

    Cord Blood Banking
    Cord Blood Banking

    Cord Blood I love being able to help my children give gifts. For Mother's Day and for my wife's birthday, it's a treat for me to get a sense of what the kids want to give, and to provide what they nee…

    What to do about Cord Blood Banking
    What to do about Cord Blood Banking

    What's Best for Your Family? Parents are often confronted with brochures asking them to make an expensive investment in collecting and storing their baby's cord blood. How to decide? (more…)…

    What Color Eyes Will Your Baby Have?
    What Color Eyes Will Your Baby Have?

    In Dr. Greene's groundbreaking book From First Kicks to First Steps he describes how eye colors (and many other things) are inherited. How will the traits of Mom and Dad combine to create a brand new …

    Genetics, Smoke, and Asthma
    Genetics, Smoke, and Asthma

    Not all kids are affected the same way by exposure to smoke in their environments. Tobacco smoke is a complex mixture of toxic gases and toxic particles, over 4000 chemicals in all. Repeated exposure …

    A Must for Children with ADHD
    A Must for Children with ADHD

    A recent study has changed my thinking about ADHD, and I hope it changes the way that all children with ADHD are evaluated and treated. And that parents are treated. Parents deserve better understandi…

    Cheap Genetic Testing At Home?
    Cheap Genetic Testing At Home?

    A brilliant idea may bring expensive medical tests into reach using nothing more exotic than home computer with a CD drive. Up until now, many specific protein tests have relied on $100,000 fluorescen…

    Finding Migraines
    Finding Migraines

    Even though migraines are quite common, they often go undiagnosed and under-treated for years. A technique called ID migraine is a simple set of three questions that can be a powerful way to detect mi…

    Owwies and Boo-boos: Kids’ Pain
    Owwies and Boo-boos: Kids’ Pain

    Sometimes children tumble, skin their knees, and keep right on playing happily. Other times, the slightest ?owwie' can cause children to dissolve in tears. Research published in the June 23, 2003 onli…

    Stem Cells Found in Baby Teeth
    Stem Cells Found in Baby Teeth

    My youngest son put his tooth under his pillow this weekend, giggling with anticipation of what the tooth fairy would bring. Across the country, Songtao Shi, a pediatric dentist at the National Instit…

    Seizures and Genetics

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Seizure disorders do sometimes run in families. In general, epilepsy occurs in 0.5 to 1 percent of the population. In families with epilepsy, it can be much higher, but still each…

    The Era of Cloning
    The Era of Cloning

    Clonaid has announced that the first cloned human baby ("Eve") travels home to the U.S. on December 30, 2002. Whether or not tests confirm that this little girl is a human clone, other clones will soo…

    Night Terrors
    Night Terrors: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to night terrors: Your little angel wakes up screaming in the middle of the night, calling for his mommy ? but his mommy is right there, unrecognized. You try to comfort him, but he shrie…

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

    Introduction: In that first golden moment when you gazed at your baby in the delivery room, he was already beginning an amazing journey of learning. And how do children learn? They take in the world b…

    Type 1 Diabetes: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to type 1 diabetes: When a child starts drinking more or urinating more frequently, the thought of type 1 diabetes (and now type 2 diabetes) often springs into the parents' minds. When sh…