PKU Test Results -- What's normal?
    June 8, 2001
    PKU Test Results — What’s normal?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The PKU test is a screening test for PHENYLKETONURIA (PKU). The normal values of the test depend entirely on the laboratory where the test is run, and the methods and units used. …

    Emergency Medical Test for Appendicitis
    September 15, 1999
    Emergency Medical Test for Appendicitis

    Your child is doubled over in pain. Concern has brought you both to the Emergency Room, but after initial evaluation, the situation still isn't clear. Is this appendicitis or not? An exciting report i…

    Fast Facts about Rotaviruses
    July 23, 1999
    Fast Facts about Rotaviruses

    Rotaviruses are the leading cause of both routine vomiting and diarrheal illnesses and of severe, life-threatening diarrhea in every country in the world. Click here to read more about rotaviruses. (m…

    Fast Facts about Pertussis
    July 27, 1998
    Fast Facts about Pertussis

    Pertussis is commonly known as whooping cough. Pertussis is caused by bacteria that attach themselves to the cilia (little hairs) that line the respiratory tract. These bacteria produce a potent toxin…

    Cat-Scratch Disease
    November 10, 1997
    Cat-Scratch Disease

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The uncovering of the cause of cat-scratch fever (now called cat-scratch disease) has been one of the great mystery stories of modern medicine. The hallmarks of cat-scratch diseas…

    Fast Facts about Trisomy 13
    June 9, 1997
    Fast Facts about Trisomy 13

    Trisomy 13 (also called Patau Syndrome) occurs in up to 1 out of 5,000 newborns (Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation, Saunders 1988). (more…)…

    Making Blood Draws Easier for Kids
    September 23, 1996
    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…

    Fast Facts about Group A Strep
    August 7, 1996
    Fast Facts about Group A Strep

    More than 100 different types of Group A Strep have been identified. (more…)…

    Fast Facts about RSV
    March 15, 1996
    Fast Facts about RSV

    RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is the most important respiratory organism of early childhood. RSV occurs throughout the world, and in each location it tends to occur in yearly winter outbreaks. …