Helping Kids Eat Smart
    January 7, 1999
    Helping Kids Eat Smart

    Encourage your children's teachers to teach the class at least a little about good nutrition at the beginning of each year. If eating well is confirmed by this outside authority and is tied in with su…

    Calcium for Teens
    January 7, 1999
    Calcium for Teens

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Adolescents need to take in at least 1200 mg of calcium per day during the adolescent growth spurt to build strong bones to last a lifetime. Almost half (45%) of the bone mass the…

    Healthy Eating, Part IV - Motivators for school age children and adolescents
    January 7, 1999
    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.
    January 5, 1999
    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
    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…

    March 3, 1997
    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…

    November 11, 1996
    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 u…

    Baby getting a vaccination from a doctor according to the recommended immunization schedule.
    October 18, 1996
    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
    September 16, 1996
    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
    June 25, 1996
    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…

    June 24, 1996
    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…

    Choosing Faith
    March 18, 1996
    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 …

    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…

    Boy blowing bubbles.
    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…)…