No Excuse For Circumcision Pain!

    Dr. Greene's Answer: What a preposterous idea that little boys don't feel pain when part of the penis is first ripped from the underlying tissue, crushed with a clamp, and then amputated! This procedu…

    Image of a mother, father and young child sleeping. It is important to treat Rh Incompatibility between mother and father, if it exists.
    How To Determine and Manage Rh Incompatibility

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Corina, your situation is both dangerous and precarious. Every snowflake is different and each person is even more so! Each cell in our bloodstream carries our own genetic signatu…

    Paternity Leave
    Paternity Leave

    Dr. Greene's Answer: What an exciting time you have ahead of you! Getting to meet your baby and bonding to your child is a thrilling and satisfying experience. The joy of this time can only be surpass…

    Blood Types 102: The Role of A, B, O, and AB Groups In Determining Paternity

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Having a baby is a lifelong responsibility and hopefully an even greater reward -- for somebody! As a mother's belly swells, she knows with deep certainty that the child is hers. …

    Fast Facts about Trisomy 13
    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…)…

    Prenatal Sonograms & Ear Infections?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Prenatalultrasounds are widely touted as a completely safe way to see the baby before birth. Before I tell you the latest information on ultrasounds in the medical literature, I'…

    Gloves and Socks Syndrome Defined
    Gloves and Socks Syndrome Defined

    Dr. Greene's Answer: This condition was unheard of until 1990 when Harms et al. first reported it in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. They described five young Swiss adults who had …

    Beautifully knitted wool socks and gloves. Socks and gloves syndrome includes swelling hands and feet.
    Gloves and Socks Syndrome

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Dear Chris, while I certainly cannot diagnose your son without having met him, I do have another possible diagnosis to suggest to you and your doctor -- Gloves and Socks Syndrome.…

    Alcohol During Pregnancy

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Alcoholic beverages have been a part of human civilization from the very beginning. Only in the last 28 years has it become clear that consumingalcohol during pregnancyhas many …

    Preparing Siblings For A New Baby
    Preparing Siblings For A New Baby

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There is so much we don't know about the little one that is going to be entering our lives. Will he or she be healthy, will he look like his father, or will she look like her gran…

    Second Pregnancies – Will My First Child Suffer?

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: It is only natural to be concerned about what other people will think when you tell them your good news -- particularly those that are closest to you. I am afraid that some of the…

    Empty pink baby shoes. Pregnancy and the Roseola Virus.
    Pregnancy and the Roseola Virus

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Congratulations on your new pregnancy! What an exciting (and sometimes scary) time! Thankfully, your nephew's recent illness is unlikely to pose a problem for your new baby. Roseo…

    Nursing while Pregnant
    Nursing while Pregnant

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Nature is a fascinating interplay of cycles, large and small. A woman's menstrual cycle is both poignant and beautiful. During a brief time beginning with the conception of a chil…

    Toxoplasmosis Defined
    Toxoplasmosis Defined

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Congratulations, Stephanie! Only 31 weeks to go! What a miracle -- a new life is forming inside you! Once a baby arrives, changing diapers is a practical way to express love. In t…

    Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy
    Dangers of Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Congratulations, Stephanie! Only 31 weeks to go! What a miracle -- a new life is forming inside you! Once a baby arrives, changing diapers is a practical way to express love. In t…

    Pregnancy and Group B Strep

    Dr. Greene's Answer: You are describing Group B Streptococcus, a major cause of infections in newborns. Being diagnosed as a carrier of this bacteria must have been quite concerning, particularly if t…