Easing Growing Pains
    June 20, 1996
    Easing Growing Pains

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When children are plagued by episodes of recurrent, brief leg pain, it is a good idea for them to be checked once by a physician. If the physical examination is normal, with no re…

    April 18, 1996
    Precocious Puberty and Bovine Growth Hormone

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I strongly doubt that. One reason is that when human growth hormone is intentionally given to children to increase their heights (in doses far higher than your daughter could acci…

    Fast Facts about Precocious Puberty
    April 18, 1996
    Fast Facts about Precocious Puberty

    Precocious puberty is defined as the onset of true puberty before 8 years of age in girls or 9 years of age in boys. (Boepple, et al. Endocrinology, Surgery, and Technology, Vol 1, 1996) (more……

    April 12, 1996
    What Constitutes Sexual Abuse?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Sexual abuse falls into three different categories: 1) molestation, which is defined as the touching or fondling of the genitals of a child, or asking a child to touch or fondle a…

    Recognizing Sexual Abuse
    April 12, 1996
    Recognizing Sexual Abuse

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Some of the most poignant episodes of my pediatric training were long visits with children victimized by sexual abuse. I vividly remember sitting with tears streaming down my face…

    Bad Breath Treatments
    March 13, 1996
    Bad Breath Treatments

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In children, smelly breath that persists throughout the day is most often the result of mouth-breathing, which dries out the mouth and allows the bacteria to grow. Children who co…

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    March 13, 1996
    Bad Breath

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Most kids would go out of their way to avoid eating garlic or onions, yet it is not unusual for a child to wake up with very bad breath. Throughout the day, a child's saliva, swi…

    Fast Facts about Bed Wetting
    January 1, 1996
    Fast Facts about Bed Wetting

    Contrary to popular opinion, bed wetting is a very common problem. It affects somewhere between five and six million children. (more…)…