Child laying in bed with a stuffed toy. The toy has a bandage around the nead. Does it need an ice pack or warm compresses?
    Ice Packs vs. Warm Compresses After Injury

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Great question. Many parents and teachers ask the same question. Below is an explanation of how cold and warmth work with the body. I hope this will help you understand when to us…

    Is Codeine Safe for Children?
    Is Codeine Safe for Children?

    More than half a million tonsillectomies are performed each year on children in the U.S. More than sixty percent of those children report significant pain in the days that follow. Acetaminophen with c…

    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…

    Treating Continuous Crying
    Treating Continuous Crying

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Usually, the peak age for crying is about 6 weeks old, so there is light at the end of the tunnel. After all of the emotions of pregnancy and anticipating a baby, this crying peri…

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

    Introduction to nightmares: Mommy, I had a bad dream? What are they? Nightmares are unpleasant dreams that awaken a dreamer from sleep. We've learned much about nightmares from traumatic events, which…

    Baby sleeping on his father's arm and hand, in a position to help colic.
    Colic: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to colic: It usually strikes toward the end of a long day, when your baby is just about at the age when your sleep deprivation has really begun to set in. Your baby stops being the quiet,…

    Bath Time Fears
    Bath Time Fears

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Most of us have wonderful soft-focused mental pictures of how special bath time can be. A laughing baby in the bath with shampoo piled high on his head joins other classic childho…

    Laughing Gas
    Laughing Gas

    Getting stitches on the face is no fun for anyone, but it is especially frightening to young children. A study published in the January 2001 issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine evaluated different w…

    Children's Back Pain Is Real And Needs Proper Evaluation
    Children’s Back Pain Is Real And Needs Proper Evaluation

    Children's health issues are just the same as adult health issues -- only smaller. In adults, back pain is a common musculoskeletal problem. In children, back pain should be taken seriously. (more&hel…

    Migraines

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Even the unbridled energy of childhood can be squelched by a pounding migraine headache. As the pain mounts, a normally curious and active child will slow and then stop playing, b…

    Stress Related Insomnia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many of you probably remember seeing footage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. I am told that national news coverage showed three striking images over and over and over -- the h…

    Making Blood Draws Easier for Kids
    Making Blood Draws Easier for Kids

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The amount of information that can be gleaned from a small amount of blood is truly amazing. This information can literally make the difference between life and death. Unfortunate…

    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2
    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2

    A seven-month-old boy has had a cold for three days. Last night he woke up screaming, and remained irritable for several minutes even when he was picked up. He felt hot to the touch. This morning, he …

    Colic Will Not Last Forever!
    Colic Will Not Last Forever!

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Colic can be very difficult. As your daughter's birth approached you probably experienced increasing anticipation and eagerness about the upcoming new beginning. The birth experie…

    What is Colic?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When a baby's crying lasts longer than three hours a day, it is called colic. Almost all babies develop a fussy period. The timing varies, but it usually begins at about three wee…