Healthy Eating, Part IV - Motivators for school age children and adolescents
    Healthy Eating, Part IV – Motivators for school age children and adolescents

    During school years, the phenomenon of peer pressure begins to become a very powerful force. Children see what's packed in each other's lunches. And, yes, it's not unusual for your darling to trade th…

    Brightly colored O shaped cereal is an example of a low fiber food.
    Fiber: Do kids need it, too?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Fiber is very important for kids' health and behavior. Children age 1 to 3 need at least 19 grams a day. By age 4, the minimum goes up to 25 grams. (more…)…

    Fast Facts about Pertussis
    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…

    Ergonomic Safety

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When Goldilocks entered the house of the 3 bears, she was quick to recognize when the porridge was "too hot" or the chair was "too big" for someone her size. She had the good fort…

    Accutane for Acne

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Acne is the most common and one of the most bothersome skin conditions of adolescence. Some degree of acne is nearly universal. It can appear on many parts of the body, but is usu…

    Baby getting a vaccination from a doctor according to the recommended immunization schedule.
    Recommended Immunization Schedule

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Standard guidelines and practices are an important part of modern medicine. They have helped to elevate our health and to provide a framework in which we can evaluate how well we …

    The Journey to Become a Pediatrician
    The Journey to Become a Pediatrician

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It's back to school time and questions have come pouring in from students around the world about what is required to become a pediatrician. In some ways I'm glad I didn't know all…

    Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine
    Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine

    Chicken pox is caused by the Varicella-zoster virus. It is usually a mild infection, and not life-threatening. Although children with this virus may be miserable for several days, and miss a week of s…

    Adolescents and Sleep

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Parents are often concerned about the sleep habits of their adolescent children. In my office, I commonly hear either "He sleeps past noon!" or "She's up all night!" (or both). Na…

    Teenage boy with solemn look on his face in an outdoor setting. Choosing faith.
    Choosing Faith

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When children reach their teen years, they are certain that they know more than their parents. Sometimes that's hard to take, especially when we look back through the eyes of our …

    Little Asian girl brushing her teeth with her mother's help. Good dental hygiene is part of bad breath treatment.
    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…

    Boy blowing bubbles. Does he have bad breath?
    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, swis…

    Fast Facts about Bed Wetting
    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…)…