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Choking Prevention / What To Do When A Child Is Choking

Choking Prevention / What To Do When A Child Is Choking

Pediatric Otolaryngologist Nina Shapiro, MD, and CPR Expert Richard Pass, RN, explain the dangers that choking poses for children, what parents can do to help prevent their children from choking, and how to perform CPR on infants and children. To Donate to Nina Shapiro’s #EatSAFE Campaign Project  

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UCLA EatSAFE Campaign Project

UCLA EatSAFE Campaign Project

A National Problem: Every time I see a child who has choked on a piece of food, his or her parent, with a look of terror in their eyes, says the same thing: “If I had only known it wasn’t safe, I would have never let my child eat it.” We all know which toys [...]

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So You Wanna Be A…Kids’ Doctor

So You Wanna Be A…Kids’ Doctor

No one enjoys being sick, which is why people like Dr. Nina Shapiro are so important. She’s a doctor who pays special attention to kids’ ears, noses and throats, which are some pretty important parts! She sat down with Bedtime Math to talk about her cool job, and the cool math she uses to help [...]

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Are you listening? Kids’ ear infections cost health care system nearly $3 billion a year

Are you listening? Kids’ ear infections cost health care system nearly $3 billion a year

Acute otitis media, or ear infection, is the most common ailment among kids of preschool age and younger in the U.S., primarily because these children have immature middle-ear drainage systems, higher exposure to respiratory illnesses and undeveloped immune systems. And because it’s also the most common reason for antibiotic use among all children, the costs [...]

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Hospital Homework

Hospital Homework

Southern California is home to some of the world’s best medical facilities. Learn the landscape now, so you’re ready if you need them. Wendy and Eric Levine of West Los Angeles describe themselves as “recovering attorneys.” The ability to evaluate a situation and conduct thorough analysis is part of their DNA. So, when faced with [...]

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Social Media in Medicine: The Doctor’s Duty

Social Media in Medicine: The Doctor’s Duty

Digital health care is about using technology to shift, massage, lubricate and tweak the rusty ol’ health care system. As the world populations grow older, worry and anxiety over how to support aging has turned to innovation and action; technology is quickly becoming the answer to outpatient care, to invaluable insights into healthier living, prevention, [...]

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Dr. Nina Shapiro on Little Blueprint

Dr. Nina Shapiro on Little Blueprint

Dr. Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat) at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has treated tens of thousands of children with breathing problems, ear problems, and neck tumors.    

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Physician perspectives: Dr Nina Shapiro’s interview at Pharmaphorum.

Physician perspectives: Dr Nina Shapiro’s interview at Pharmaphorum.

November’s physician perspectives interview is with pediatric physician, Dr Nina Shapiro, about the relationship between doctors and patients, as well as the rise in social media. In this month’s physician perspectives, pharmaphorum’s Hannah Blake speaks with the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA’s Dr Nina Shapiro. Dr Shapiro is a leading pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist [...]

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Six Smart Doctors to Follow on Social Media

Six Smart Doctors to Follow on Social Media

Several years ago I wrote a white paper called The Social Physician. Back then, it was relatively easy to keep track of the socially engaged doctors because there were so few. Today all that has changed as more and more physicians flock to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, blogs, and beyond. Here are six doctors I follow in [...]

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Parents Not Vaccinating Kids Contributed to Whooping Cough Outbreaks

Parents Not Vaccinating Kids Contributed to Whooping Cough Outbreaks

California’s worst episode of whooping cough, or pertussis, in 2010, likely spread among unvaccinated children to infect 9,210 youngsters. At first, the outbreak was blamed on waning immunity to the whooping cough vaccine, but new research published in the journal Pediatrics reports that the high number of children who were intentionally unvaccinated also contributed to [...]

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