Web site offers sound bits of advice
By SUSAN COBURN
If you've got children, you probably have a whole slew of books and articles that address the many health concerns that crop up with kids. But what about those pesky questions that you don't want to keep asking the doctor?
Try Dr. Greene's Web site. A pediatrician on the clinical faculty at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Greene created the first physician Web site on the Internet in 1995. The site, which today includes a wealth of resources and information on children's health and well-being, is at www.drgreene.com.
DrGreene.com is a cinch to navigate, and the site's soothing colors and graphics will immediately put you at ease.
The content is organized into just a few main sections, the titles of which appear, and are directly linked, on the home page. A portion of the site tells why Greene created the site, and why he is uniquely qualified to offer common-sense health advice. An e-mail form and direct phone number are available for reaching Greene and his assistants with questions.
There are two main sections of content within the site: Topic Centers and an Illustrated Encyclopedia. Within Topic Centers, visitors will find a list of 20 subject areas. Some of the topics include rashes, bed-wetting, childhood obesity, immunizations and genetics.
Within each topic is a more detailed list of feature articles and updates on articles that were previously posted. Under rashes, for example, is a list of some of the more common -- and uncommon -- rashes and allergic reactions seen with children, including hives, poison oak, diaper rash and slap cheek.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia area is organized into a number of logical subsections.