What is the Child-Killing Virus?
    July 27, 2018
    Is There a Kind of Severe Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease?

    Hand-foot-mouth disease can be caused by any of several related viruses, most commonly by one called coxsackievirus A-16. In 2008, an epidemic of one type of severe hand-foot-mouth disease (also kno…

    The Role of Vitamin D in Fighting Infectious Diseases
    January 23, 2013
    The Role of Vitamin D in Fighting Infectious Diseases

    Vitamin D has at least two ways of reducing the risk of infectious diseases. One is through strengthening both the innate and adaptive immune systems, the other is through reducing inflammatory respon…

    Take Action: Be A Citizen
    March 23, 2012
    Take Action: Be A Citizen

    So what can you do to help stop the misuse of antibiotics and prevent the growth of superbugs? (more…)…

    What's a Superbug?
    March 20, 2012
    What’s a Superbug?

    Yesterday I introduced some pretty scary statistics about antibiotic resistance and today I want to go into more depth about the superbug how it all works. (more…)…

    It's That Season Again
    January 5, 2012
    It’s That Season Again

    It's that season again -- cold & flu! We all know some germs need to be killed (Only some, you say? Find out why we shouldn't kill all germs from Dr. Greene). Find out what products Pure Natural D…

    Is hand foot and mouth disease contagious? Hands and feet showing Hand-foot-and-mouth disease.
    November 1, 2011
    How Long is Hand Foot and Mouth Disease Contagious?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Most adults -- but not all -- have already had Hand Foot and Mouth and are not at risk. There are a few different strains of viruses that cause Hand Foot and Mouth though, so havi…

    A gem: Vitamin D and Flu Season
    October 1, 2010
    A gem: Vitamin D and Flu Season

    Modern kids tend to spend much less time outdoors than kids did a few generations ago – and that change could make a particularly big difference in the winter months, with today’s kids often not m…

    The History of Germs
    September 28, 2010
    The History of Germs: Dr. Greene Explains

    In our lifetime the role of germs in infection has been an accepted fact, but it wasn't always so. Before this important discovery life was very different. I've narrated this informative video to tell…

    Probiotics: Powerful Prevention?
    September 7, 2010
    Probiotics: Powerful Prevention?

    What if there were a simple way that you could drop the number of coughs, colds, and fevers your child gets this school year by more than half? And when your child does get sick, what if you could cut…

    F-Throat Part 2
    March 31, 2010
    F-Throat Part 2

    In the video below I discuss how to treat what I call F-Throat, or a sore throat caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum.  It's an important health topic that you should know about, especially if you or …

    F-Throat Part 1
    March 30, 2010
    F-Throat Part 1: Dr. Greene Explains

    What I call F-Throat, which is really just a sore throat caused by a bacteria called Fusobacterium necrophorum, is a common, important, treatable illness -- but because it doesn't show up on a typica…

    Not All Hand Sanitizers Are the Same
    December 4, 2009
    Not All Hand Sanitizers Are the Same

    One of the best ways to keep your toddlers healthy during flu and cold season is to keep their hands clean. A good washing with soap and water is very effective in reducing the spread of contaminants …

    Can Changing Our Buying Habits Reduce the Risk of Another Pandemic Flu?
    October 19, 2009
    Can Changing Our Buying Habits Reduce the Risk of Another Pandemic Flu?

    Even though the flu is less dangerous than many think and the flu vaccine less dangerous than many think, factory farming of animals may continue to promote the creation of serious viruses and bacteri…

    October 15, 2009
    Scared to Give Your Kids the H1N1 Flu Vaccine? The Benefits Outweigh the Risks

    The Centers for Disease Control say all people from 6 months through 24 years are in a high priority group for getting the flu shot this year. But I can understand the fear some parents have about the…

    October 8, 2009
    Feeling congested? Tired? Feverish? Is it just a cold or is it flu?

    How can you tell the difference between cold and flu? Some of the symptoms are the same congested, tired, feverish. That leads people to ask, "is it just a cold or is it flu?" Despite the similarities…

    Should you get the flu vaccine?
    September 10, 2009
    Should You Get the Flu Vaccine?

    In 2009-2010, the H1N1 flu (swine flu) outbreak brought public awareness to the potential seriousness of the flu virus. During the pandemic, there were 12,469 deaths in the United States attributable …

    Pregnancy and H1N1 Flu
    August 3, 2009
    Pregnancy and H1N1 Flu

    If you think you may get pregnant in the next year, this may be the most important year to get a flu shot – and an H1N1 flu shot, when it becomes available. When pregnant, it’s generally best to a…

    Where’s the Cold Virus?
    October 29, 2008
    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…

    Alternatives to Cold Medicines
    October 27, 2008
    Alternatives to Cold Medicines

    When the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with their recommendation against cold medicines for children under the age of 6, parents started searching for alternatives. The good news is that fam…

    Awash in Cold Medicines
    August 28, 2008
    Awash in Cold Medicines

    Dr. Greene's take on cold medicines... Question: Who took cough and cold medicines the most? Answer: Kids aged 2 through 5 years – the very group for whom the FDA expert panel voted to ban them last…