Can Febrile Seizures be Prevented?
    March 10, 1997
    Can Febrile Seizures be Prevented?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Some children have seizures or convulsions when they have fevers. Although febrile seizures are fairly common, many parents have never seen one until it happens to their child. Fe…

    Fast Facts about Febrile Seizures
    March 10, 1997
    Fast Facts about Febrile Seizures

    Some children have seizures or convulsions when they have fevers. Febrile seizures occur in 3% to 5% of otherwise healthy children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. Toddlers are the most commo…

    December 17, 1996
    Stuttering and Speech Disfluency

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When a child stutters, parents are often told to relax, that the stuttering or speech disfluency is a phase which will soon be outgrown, and that nothing need be done. This advice…

    November 25, 1996
    Treatment for Tibial Torsion

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many parents share the concern that their children's feet don't line up straight. The most common cause of in-toeing in toddlers is internal tibial torsion (the large bone in the …

    November 4, 1996
    Long Term Impact of Transient Erythroblastopenia of Childhood (TEC)

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The average life span of a red blood cell is 120 days. Every day, just under 1% of our old red blood cells retire, to be replaced by an equal number of fresh young ones. We depend…

    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 …

    Fast Facts about the DTaP Vaccine
    September 12, 1996
    Fast Facts about the DTaP Vaccine

    The DTaP vaccine is a newer version of the older DPT vaccine. DTaP is designed to immunize against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. (more…)…

    Toys
    July 15, 1996
    Toys

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Toys are one of my favorite subjects. Play is a child's work. A child's joy in playing encourages her to engage in those activities that stimulate her growth and development -- pr…

    Breath Holding Spells
    July 3, 1996
    Breath Holding Spells

    Dr. Greene's Answer: This is a typical scene: A little child is playing happily, something upsets her, she exhales forcefully with a brief, shrill cry -- but she doesn't take another breath. You wait,…

    July 3, 1996
    Handling Breath Holding Spells

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Breath holding spells are perhaps the most frightening of the common, benign behaviors of childhood. Desperate parents often want to splash cold water on the child's face, start m…

    Treating Sleep Terrors
    June 19, 1996
    Treating Sleep Terrors

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When most people (including the popular press and popular parenting literature) speak of sleep terrors, they are generally referring to what are called confusional arousals by mos…

    Tips for Surviving Temper Tantrums
    May 21, 1996
    Tips for Surviving Temper Tantrums

    Temper tantrums are very common, especially in children 2 to 3 years of age. When viewed in context, temper tantrums can be an extremely constructive part of the development of a healthy child. That s…

    Unhappy little boy in green sweater. Temper tantrums are often seen at this age.
    May 21, 1996
    Temper Tantrums

    Dr. Greene's Answer: You are not alone! Most parents who have had a two-year-old have experienced the same situation and the same feelings. Temper tantrums are very common at this age, and when viewed…

    Terrible Twos
    May 13, 1996
    Terrible Twos

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Children of perfect parents (if there were such a thing!) would still need to go through the developmental phase your son is going through. Ideal children do NOT always agree with…

    Biting
    May 8, 1996
    Biting

    Dr. Greene's Answer: What a sinking feeling to see, or hear about, your toddler biting another child. It may be comforting to know that most parents will go through this at one time or another as thei…

    A Parent’s Guide To Diaper Rashes
    April 30, 1996
    A Parent’s Guide To Diaper Rashes

    There are a surprising number of different types of diaper rashes (that respond best to different types of treatments). Skin wetness is the common denominator underlying these various causes of diaper…

    Fast Facts about Thumb Sucking
    April 17, 1996
    Fast Facts about Thumb Sucking

    Children who suck their thumbs are able to begin at an early age to meet their own need for sucking. These children fall asleep more easily, are able to put themselves back to sleep at night more easi…

    Learning To Fall Back To Sleep
    April 2, 1996
    Learning To Fall Back To Sleep

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It is so rewarding to rock our little ones to sleep. The feeling of closeness we get from holding them in our arms as they drift off is, for many parents, the pot of gold at the e…

    Temporary Separations
    March 29, 1996
    Temporary Separations

    Dr. Greene's Answer: From the time that we begin to let ourselves believe that a positive pregnancy test could actually mean that we are going to be parents, or we receive that first darling photo fro…

    Fast Facts about RSV
    March 15, 1996
    Fast Facts about RSV

    RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is the most important respiratory organism of early childhood. RSV occurs throughout the world, and in each location it tends to occur in yearly winter outbreaks. …