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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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How can I prevent my child from choking?

How can I prevent my child from choking?

Choking is a serious hazard for young children In fact, one child dies every five days as the result of a food-choking accident — it is the fourth leading cause of accidental death among children under age 5 — and more than 10,000 children visit emergency rooms each year due to choking on food.  

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Ear infections and how to tell if your child has one

Ear infections and how to tell if your child has one

Ear infections are the most common reason that children go to the doctor. So ear infections are going to be very common with your baby. Almost all children by the first or the second year of life have had at least one or two ear infections. It’s often times not easy to tell if your […]

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Goal Extension – UCLA #EatSAFE Project Video

Goal Extension – UCLA #EatSAFE Project Video

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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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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