June 15, 2015
    Heart Disease Begins in Childhood

    As parents, we go to extreme measures to keep our kids safe. We apply sunscreen, buckle them into car seats, and make sure they're wearing helmets when riding a bike or playing sports. But what if th…

    Love Your Heart All Year Long & Live Longer, Part 3
    February 16, 2012
    Love Your Heart All Year Long & Live Longer, Part 3

    267,000 women die each year from heart attacks -- six times as many as breast cancer. The good news is, you can tilt the odds in your favor. Click here to see the #1 and #2 things you can do. Click he…

    Love Your Heart All Year Long & Live Longer, Part 2
    February 15, 2012
    Love Your Heart All Year Long & Live Longer, Part 2

    There are nine major risk factors that impact heart disease. The good news?  There’s something you can do about each one to help prevent heart disease. Yesterday we talked about smoking and cholest…

    Ladies, Love Your Heart & Live Longer
    February 14, 2012
    Ladies, Love Your Heart & Live Longer

    Today 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold. That’s nothing compared to the 8 billion, yes 8 BILLION, chalky little “Will You Be Mine” heart shaped candies that will fly off th…

    Dad and Mom Prevent High Blood Pressure Together
    October 21, 2004
    Dad and Mom Prevent High Blood Pressure Together

    High blood pressure, which used to be a disease of middle age, is becoming more common in children. Once a child has high blood pressure, unless there are significant lifestyle changes, the high blood…

    Congenital Heart Disease
    March 24, 2003
    Congenital Heart Disease: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction: A baby's heart begins to beat as early as 22 days into the pregnancy. But it doesn't always progress properly. What is congenital heart disease? Complex folding and development of the he…

    Cardiovascular Health in Children
    July 8, 2002
    Cardiovascular Health in Children

    Heart disease remains the #1 cause of death in the United States, killing about half a million people each year. Coronary heart disease used to be thought of as a disease of the middle aged and the el…

    Contagious Heart Disease
    March 28, 2002
    Contagious Heart Disease

    Group A strep is a common cause of illness in children. Usually the disease is as mild as strep throat, but strep can also cause serious illnesses, including toxic shock, “flesh-eating disease”, a…

    November 30, 1998
    Kawasaki’s Disease

    Dr. Greene's Answer: A 3-year-old boy who loves trucks and ice cream is acting more irritable and easily frustrated than usual. Is this a phase--an echo of the "terrible twos"--or might he not be feel…

    Kawasaki Disease Defined
    November 30, 1998
    Kawasaki Disease Defined

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Kawasaki disease is an uncommon but important cause of fever in children. It was first noticed in Japanese children following World War II. While it is more common among the Japan…

    Functional Heart Murmurs
    July 14, 1997
    Functional Heart Murmurs

    Dr. Greene's Answer: My community of San Mateo, California has enjoyed the privilege of having a crusty, lovable, brilliant pediatric cardiologist who taught physicians and parents alike about childre…