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    Coronavirus & the Panic Pandemic

    Coronavirus or COVID-19 There are two things to keep in mind when considering the possible implications of any virus. One is the damage the virus itself can cause to a bodily system. The other is the …

    What is the Child-Killing Virus?
    Is There a Kind of Severe Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease?

    Hand-foot-mouth disease can be caused by any of several related viruses, most commonly by one called coxsackievirus A-16. In 2008, an epidemic of one type of severehand-foot-mouth disease(also known…

    A gem: Vitamin D and Flu Season
    A gem: Vitamin D and Flu Season

    Modern kids tend to spend much less time outdoors than kids did a few generations ago ? and that change could make a particularly big difference in the winter months, with today's kids often not makin…

    The History of Germs
    The History of Germs: Dr. Greene Explains

    In our lifetime the role of germs in infection has been an accepted fact, but it wasn't always so. Before this important discovery life was very different. I've narrated this informative video to tell…

    Probiotics: Powerful Prevention?
    Probiotics: Powerful Prevention?

    What if there were a simple way that you could drop the number of coughs, colds, and fevers your child gets this school year by more than half? And when your child does get sick, what if you could cut…

    F-Throat Part 2
    F-Throat Part 2

    In the video below I discuss how to treat what I call F-Throat, or a sore throat caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. It's an important health topic that you should know about, especially if you or so…

    F-Throat Part 1
    F-Throat Part 1: Dr. Greene Explains

    What I call F-Throat, which is really just a sore throat caused by a bacteria calledFusobacterium necrophorum, is a common, important, treatable illness -- but because it doesn't show up on a typical…

    Not All Hand Sanitizers Are the Same
    Not All Hand Sanitizers Are the Same

    One of the best ways to keep your toddlers healthy during flu and cold season is to keep their hands clean. A good washing with soap and water is very effective in reducing the spread of contaminants …

    Holstein cow sitting on a beautiful pasture. Can changing our buying habits to avoid factory farmed animals make a difference in human health?
    Can Changing Our Buying Habits Reduce the Risk of Another Pandemic Flu?

    Even though the flu is less dangerous than many think and the flu vaccine less dangerous than many think, factory farming of animals may continue to promote the creation of serious viruses and bacteri…

    Scared to Give Your Kids the H1N1 Flu Vaccine? The Benefits Outweigh the Risks

    The Centers for Disease Control say all people from 6 months through 24 years are in a high priority group for getting the flu shot this year. But I can understand the fear some parents have about the…

    Feeling congested? Tired? Feverish? Is it just a cold or is it flu?

    How can you tell the difference between cold and flu? Some of the symptoms are the same congested, tired, feverish. That leads people to ask, "is it just a cold or is it flu?" Despite the similarities…

    Should you get the flu vaccine?
    Should You Get the Flu Vaccine?

    In 2009-2010, the H1N1 flu (swine flu) outbreak brought public awareness to the potential seriousness of the flu virus. During the pandemic, there were 12,469 deaths in the United States attributable …

    Pregnancy and H1N1 Flu
    Pregnancy and H1N1 Flu

    If you think you may get pregnant in the next year, this may be the most important year to get a flu shot ? and an H1N1 flu shot, when it becomes available. When pregnant, it's generally best to avoid…

    Where’s the Cold Virus?
    Where’s the Cold Virus?

    Dr. Greene's take on the cold virus... Think twice before picking up that remote if someone in your home has a cold! Researchers from the University of Virginia, armed with DNA swabs, did a CSI-like e…

    Alternatives to Cold Medicines
    Alternatives to Cold Medicines

    When the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with their recommendation against cold medicines for children under the age of 6, parents started searching for alternatives. The good news is that fam…

    Awash in Cold Medicines
    Awash in Cold Medicines

    Dr. Greene's take on cold medicines... Question: Who took cough and cold medicines the most? Answer: Kids aged 2 through 5 years ? the very group for whom the FDA expert panel voted to ban them last y…

    Hand Washing Double Bonus
    Hand Washing Double Bonus

    Hand washing does something cool that I bet most parents never think about. Most parents do know that hand washing before eating can greatly reduce the risk of bacterial and viral infections and is a …

    Seawater, With a Grain of Salt
    Seawater, With a Grain of Salt

    Washing the nasal passages with a saline solution is better than OTC cold meds both at treating and preventing common colds, according to a study published in the January 2008 Archives of Otolaryngolo…

    How Much Dark Honey for Cough
    How Much Dark Honey for Cough?

    Nighttime cough is rough for kids and for parents. I'm not surprised that people spend billions of dollars on over-the-counter cough remedies, even though the most common ingredient, dextromethorphan …

    Tonsils, Time, Throats, and Outcomes
    Tonsils, Time, Throats, and Outcomes

    Taking out the tonsils for throat infections isn't nearly as common as it used to be, but tonsillectomy remains one of the most common operations in kids. When is the procedure worth it? When might it…