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I Look Like a Surgeon

I Look Like a Surgeon

Published 8/6/15 The medical field is filled with diversity and inspiring surgeons. Today we’re excited to profile Dr. Nina L. Shapiro, an industry role model with deep expertise as part of our I Look Like A Surgeon series. Name: Nina Shapiro Profession: Pediatric Otolaryngologist Location: Los Angeles (UCLA) Where did you study? I went to […]

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A Win for Vaccines, but Worries Remain

A Win for Vaccines, but Worries Remain

Doctors who offer easy exemptions could undermine efforts to rein in the antivaccine crowd. In a growing number of states, parents can no longer refuse to immunize their children due to conflicting “personal beliefs”—at least not if they want their children to attend school. California recently joined West Virginia and Mississippi in requiring a medical […]

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6 Easy Mouth Exercises To Help Stop Your Snoring

6 Easy Mouth Exercises To Help Stop Your Snoring

Up till now, the best way to deal with your snoring was to find a bed partner willing to wear earplugs. But a small new study offers hope for the sighers, snorters, and whistlers among us. Of course, first you’ll want to rule out obstructive sleep apnea. OSA occurs when the muscles of the throat […]

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The Truth About Vaccines

The Truth About Vaccines

Harris: Thanks for taking the time to speak with me, Nina. There are a few background issues I should mention so that our readers understand the context of our conversation. An article in the Hollywood Reporter attracted a tremendous amount of attention because it revealed that some private schools in Los Angeles and Orange County […]

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The Truth About Vaccines: A Conversation with Nina L. Shapiro

The Truth About Vaccines: A Conversation with Nina L. Shapiro

Harris: Thanks for taking the time to speak with me, Nina. There are a few background issues I should mention so that our readers understand the context of our conversation. An article in the Hollywood Reporter attracted a tremendous amount of attention because it revealed that some private schools in Los Angeles and Orange County […]

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Measles Hit Hollywood Amid Vaccination Battle

Measles Hit Hollywood Amid Vaccination Battle

We have entered the trenches of the vaccine wars. Last fall, the startlingly low immunization rates in our not-so-tinseled town were made public. Many people learned that schools in the most affluent Los Angeles communities had extremely low immunization rates, matching those of South Sudan, and it more than raised some eyebrows. The pro-vaxx/anti-vaxx battles […]

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Why are  the rich most likely to not vaccinate their children in the US?

Why are the rich most likely to not vaccinate their children in the US?

In 2014 in the US 644 cases of measles occurred, the most in more than two decades. Already more than 100 people affected by measles outbreak that began in mid-December at the Disneyland theme park in California, and whose severity has made the president of the United States, Barack Obama, asked publicly parents to vaccinate […]

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A hug a day may keep the sniffles away, new study suggests

A hug a day may keep the sniffles away, new study suggests

If you’re worried about catching a cold, there’s a simple act that may protect you against the virus and help you feel better right away: hug someone. Hugging can help prevent a cold virus or lessen symptoms in people who are already sick, according to a recent study published in Psychological Science. We’re told to […]

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Preventing Choking on Food in Young Children

Preventing Choking on Food in Young Children

Every five days, a child in the United States dies from choking on food, and each year 10,000-to-20,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for food-choking accidents. Nina Shapiro, MD, a UCLA pediatric otolaryngologist, explains which foods should be avoided for children under 5.  

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Health or Hype? Don’t Fall for the Hype in Health Fads. Harvard MD Gives You the Facts.

Health or Hype? Don’t Fall for the Hype in Health Fads. Harvard MD Gives You the Facts.

As a Harvard Medical School graduate, Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA, and bestselling author, I see and hear countless stories about how health advice gets manipulated with scare tactics, veiled promises, and inaccurate presentation of new data. Information here is unique, up-to-date, and exclusive. I’m here to help you dig through the […]

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