All Natural Does Not Mean Risk Free!
    All Natural Does Not Mean Risk Free!

    Use of St. John's Wort to treat depression has skyrocketed over the last year, increasing by more than 2000%. St. John's Wort has become a multi-billion dollar industry. (more…)…

    Benefits of Zinc in Reducing Illness
    Benefits of Zinc in Reducing Illness

    An Ounce of Prevention... Kids who don't get enough zinc get sick more often and get well more slowly. Zinc is necessary for the immune system to be in top form. Where do kids get zinc? This is one in…

    More Safety Reminders
    More Safety Reminders

    Dr. Gaylord Lopez of the Georgia Poison Center has mused about new poisoning dangers on the horizon. His concern: the new great tasting flavors of acetaminophen (Tylenol). Acetaminophen overdose is al…

    Preventing Down Syndrome?
    Preventing Down Syndrome?

    Is Down syndrome just a random event that more commonly strikes the children of older mothers? Is there nothing that can be done to prevent it except getting pregnant at a younger age or detecting and…

    African American girl at high school in front of lockers. Calcium for teens is very important.
    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…

    Fresh eggs gathered from a chicken's nest. Egg are on Dr. Greene's list of iron rich foods.
    Iron-Rich Foods

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Improving your child's diet is the most important way to prevent and to treat iron deficiency. Many foods are good sources of iron. Here's my list of iron-rich foods: Good -- Gras…

    Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Blood is a straw-colored liquid packed with red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets (little clumps that help the blood clot when needed). The red blood cells carry oxyge…

    Pale young girl. Could she have Anemia?
    Anemia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Blood is a straw-colored liquid packed with red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets (little clumps that help the blood clot when needed). The red blood cells carry oxyge…