Data in Hand

    Note: Dr. Greene works with Scanadu, a participatory medical device company that is currently running an exciting Indiegogo campaign for Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder. The first generatio…

    CT Scan Safety
    CT Scan Safety

    Dr. Greene's Answer: A few months earlier, the National Cancer Institute had sent out a letter to physicians in an effort to decrease unnecessary CT scans in children. In the previous decade, the numb…

    Medications for a Cough

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The rattling in the lung could come from extra secretions from the infection itself, or maybe he was describing some wheezing from narrowing of the airways, either from swelling o…

    Side Effects of Ritalin

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The most common side effects of Ritalin overall are nervousness and insomnia. In children, trouble with appetite and stomachaches can be even more common. If the stomachaches cont…

    Zoloft
    Zoloft

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Zoloft (Sertraline HCl) is a powerful medicine that has been used to treat depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress syndrome--all situa…

    Medications from other Countries
    Medications from other Countries

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In many countries, particularly in developing nations, drugs are put on the market that have not been tested according to the standards we are accustomed to in the United States. …

    Special Medical Needs of Children

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Blood pressure varies with the age of the child, and is closely related to height and weight. A one-year-old with a blood pressure of 110/70 has hypertension; a ten-year-old with …

    Nail Fungus

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Dear Lesley, Last night I had bad dreams about nail fungus. Your story reminded me of the seemingly interminable battle I have had with them. Mine began when I was in college and …

    Septra
    Septra

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Septra and Bactrim are both brand names for a combination antibiotic called trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. This antibiotic is in widespread use. In children, the most common uses …