Romantic Teen couple sitting on yellow benches. Must-Know Birth Control Info.
    August 27, 2018
    Must-Know Birth Control Info

    Sexual activity can be fun and meaningful (this is why people do it!), but oral, anal, and vaginal sex can also result in sexually transmitted diseases, and some kinds of sexual activities can lead to…

    Attractive Young Man Lying on Sofa at Night and Illuminated by Light from Screen of Cell Phone at Home in Living Room
    May 24, 2016
    Parent Confidential – Teens, Tech and Sex: What you need to know now

    As a gynecologist, I thought that I was staying pretty connected to what is going on with sex and dating.  However, more and more I learn new information from my teenage patients about what sex is li…

    February 19, 2014
    Time to Talk about Teen Suicide

    Sadly, it's time to talk about teen suicide again. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in our young people 15-24; approximately 4,000 Americans in this age group died of their own actions last y…

    February 18, 2014
    10 Things I Wish I Knew Going Into Middle School and am Glad to Know Now

    1. It’s okay to be sad Or happy. Or frustrated. Or angry. If my experience is any indication, you might feel any (or all) of these emotions on a daily basis. And don’t feel bad if your instinct is…

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste
    May 22, 2012
    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste

    Many teens want their jobs to be exciting, glamorous and be the envy of their friends.  But those jobs only exist on MTV.  Or, at least they don’t exist unless you have experience.  You can’t g…

    Raising Liam
    September 13, 2011
    Raising Liam

    Sometimes I hear my 5-year-old son say things, or watch him do things, that I’ve been meaning to teach him but haven’t.  I was totally planning on doing it, it’s just that I hadn’t had time y…

    Things to ask yourself prior to starting a career in medicine
    November 12, 2008
    Things to ask yourself prior to starting a career in medicine

    When people have asked me what it takes to be a physician, I usually tell them that there are three things that every doctor must have. And no, being scared of blood is not a deal breaker. (more&helli…

    Life Changing Experience
    September 1, 2008
    Life Changing Experience

    Nothing I could have read could have prepared me for what I saw in the memorials and on the streets of Rwanda this summer during our visit. In 1994 Rwanda went through one of the most horrible genocid…

    November 4, 2002
    Tourette Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to tourette syndrome: The great English poet, author, and conversationalist, Dr. Samuel Johnson, is believed to have had Tourette syndrome, complete with both facial and vocal tics. His t…

    Strep Throat
    November 3, 2002
    Strep Throat: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to strep throat: Some children fool their parents, with just a fever and a headache or stomachache. Others have the worst sore throat they can remember. Either way, strep throat should be…

    Sexual Abuse
    November 3, 2002
    Sexual Abuse: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

     Introduction to sexual abuse: 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 d…

    November 1, 2002
    Mononucleosis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to mononucleosis: Mononucleosis has been nicknamed the “kissing disease,” many parents think of mono as a disease of teens and young adults. They don’t know that young children are …

    January 26, 2002
    Adolescents & Body Odor

    Dr. Greene's Answer: If you look at a classroom of 4th grade children or 8th grade children, you will quickly notice that children develop at very different rates. The differences depend partly on gen…

    Teens and Iron
    July 19, 2001
    Teens and Iron

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Rob, one of the adolescent boys in my practice, loved to compete in track and field. His running times in his sophomore year of high school were excellent, but try as he might, hi…

    Ecstasy and Memory Loss
    April 16, 2001
    Ecstasy and Memory Loss

    Dr. Greene's take on ecstasy... Those who often use this drug can lose their ability to form new memories, according to a study in the April 10, 2001 issue of Neurology. Participants in the year-long…

    Eating Disorders in Teens
    March 29, 2001
    Eating Disorders in Teens

    Nearly one sixth of high school boys and one third of high school girls show some of the symptoms of an eating disorder, according to a presentation at the 2001 annual meeting of The Society for Adole…

    First Love - Knowing When to Let Go
    November 21, 1999
    First Love – Knowing When to Let Go

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Let me go out on a limb here: you started dating a guy you really liked. He was wonderful. He made you feel special. He told you he loved you, he gave you gifts, and he was very a…

    Sex should not hurt. Teenage girl crying in the foreground while boyfriend sleeps in background.
    November 15, 1999
    Sex Should NOT Hurt!

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Sex hurts? How unsettling! And much more common than you might imagine. Doctors have a name for this; we call it dyspareunia (pronounced dis-pah-ROO-ne-ah). Most women have gone t…

    Bidis are more Dangerous than Cigarettes
    May 14, 1999
    Bidis are more Dangerous than Cigarettes

    Dr. Greene's Anwser: Bidis are all the rage among teens. It is estimated that 3% of high school students and 2% of middle school students smoke them regularly. Dessert and smoking literally rolled int…

    January 27, 1999
    The Dangers of Inhaled Aerosols or Huffing

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Teens don't remember what it was like when they were babies, but their parents remember. We remember rocking them to sleep and the intimacy of feeding. We remember later when we h…