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GREEN BABY: Stanford doc’s advice

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 at 6:00 am in Babies & Tots, Health & Safety.

Doctor's bagSharffen Berger chocolate
Dr. Alan Greene, a pediatric professor at Stanford University and author of “Raising Baby Green,” is doing a cool Q&A session on the New York Times web site  this week, and providing some really interesting responses to questions a lot of us have had, such as — the FDA has banned over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for the tot set (and its experts warn against their use for kids under 6 too), so what do we use instead?

Greene’s answer: honey is just as effective as cough meds … and so is dark chocolate. Chocolate!? *cough *cough … pass the Scharffen Berger, please.

The Q&A is great. Even better is knowing that Dr. Greene has a very cool web site devoted to pediatric health, including an A-to-Z guide for parents, a section for teens that addresses common adolescent issues (including the really embarrassing ones) and a KidZone with puzzles and games. We were impressed. Check it out.

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