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 the…

    Love Your Heart All Year Long & Live Longer, Part 3
    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
    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 cholesterol…

    Ladies, Love Your Heart & Live Longer
    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 the shel…

    Dad and Mom Prevent High Blood Pressure Together
    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
    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
    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
    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", and r…

    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
    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…

    Boy playing with a dinosaur toy. Kids with functional heart murmurs can lead normal lives.
    Functional Heart Murmurs

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The community of San Mateo, California, where I sent the early years of my practice, enjoyed the privilege of having a crusty, lovable, brilliant pediatric cardiologist who taught…