Boy with an orange and a red block. Should you use Zantac and Prevacid together?
    Zantac and Prevacid: Is it safe to use both?

    Dr. Greene: I'm not usually a fan of using Zantac and Prevacid daily. Both medications reduce acid in the stomach. And each one individually can increase the chance of gut infections (some acid is the…

    Data in Hand

    Note: Dr. Greene works with Scanadu, a participatory medical device company that is currently running an exciting Indiegogo campaign for Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder. The first generatio…

    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…

    Checklist 6: Daily Journal
    Checklist 6: Daily Journal

    For the last few days on DrGreene.com I've share the first three checklists from my book, The Patient's Checklist: 10 Simple Checklists to Keep You Safe, Sane and Organized . Today I'm skipping to Che…

    Checklist 3: During a Hospital Stay
    Checklist 3: During a Hospital Stay

    It is important to get the lay of the land if your child is in the hospital. Here are some important, practical tips to keep in mind to help you get your bearings. (more…)…

    Checklist 2: What to Bring
    Checklist 2: What to Bring

    If your child has scheduled surgery you have time to think about packing some important items ? ones that can make your child more comfortable and ones that can promote good hospital hygiene. If, on t…

    Checklist 1: Before You Go
    Checklist 1: Before You Go

    My book, The Patient's Checklist, grew out of my family's experience caring for my Dad during a very long hospitalization from an entirely preventable medication error. I learned early on that the sin…

    Handling a Hospital Stay – Checklists Can Help
    Handling a Hospital Stay – Checklists Can Help

    No parent can bear to think about the possibility that one day your child, from injury or illness, may wind up in the hospital. But consider these statistics from the Center for Disease Control: (more…

    Reading Glasses - What Is Your Pediatrician Reading?
    What is Your Pediatrician Reading?

    Medscape Pediatrics, a leading source of medical information for physicians (if not the leading source of info for physicians), has released the Medscape Top 10 for in 2011 ? this year's 10 most impor…

    Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies and Toddlers
    Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies & Toddlers

    Tylenol for Babies & Toddlers?!?  The FDA's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and Pediatric Advisory Committee have together recommended that "pain relief" be removed from the label of Tyle…

    The Importance of Reading Ingredients Labels on Children’s Medicines
    The Importance of Reading Ingredients Labels on Children’s Medicines

    I have been an avid label reader for many years. It takes me forever to get through the grocery store because I read the label of everything I pick up, from food to personal care products. One thing i…

    If It Were My Child: No Tylenol before Shots
    If It Were My Child: No Tylenol before Shots

    Earlier this year there was a massive Tylenol recall. The recall included Infant Tylenol drops, Children's Tylenol, as well as many other children's medications. I'm not exaggerating when I say massiv…

    Less Is More
    Less Is More

    I keep saying less is more. So often, with children, the less we do, the better. Pediatricians often pride themselves on being smart enough to know when to do.....nothing. (more…)…

    If It Were My Child: No Benadryl on the Plane
    If It Were My Child: No Benadryl on the Plane

    Celebrating with family and friends is one yummy thing in life even in the face of family dynamics-drama. I know it doesn't feel yummy for everyone. I'm not trying to sound Pollyanna-ey. I've had the …

    F-Throat Part 2
    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 so…

    F-Throat Part 1
    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 typical…

    The Useless Appendix? Not! Useless Surgery? Maybe.
    The Useless Appendix? Not! Useless Surgery? Maybe.

    Until now, most doctors agreed that when appendicitis strikes, the appendix has to go. This deep-seated idea began in 1889. Appendectomy was so successful at saving lives that it has been largely unch…

    Doctors' Blind Spot? The Patient
    Doctors’ Blind Spot? The Patient

    Right before our eyes there's a dark hole in what we see. Not only don't we see some of what's right in front of our face, but we don't even notice the gap. Our illusion of a seamless visual world is …

    Dosing Spoon Surprise
    Dosing Spoon Surprise

    Once again, my take is different than that of most. About 70 percent of Americans measure their liquid medicines in kitchen spoons. But when smart college students were asked to pour a real teaspoon o…

    Clindamycin
    Clindamycin

    Clindamycin is strong antibiotic used to treat difficult bacterial infections in children. You might see a brand name such as Cleocin on the label. It comes as liquid or capsules, and is also availabl…