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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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What’s with rich people hating vaccines?

What’s with rich people hating vaccines?

You may not immediately peg the woman in yoga pants sipping Kombucha outside Whole Foods as a science-denier, but she might be. The anti-vaccination movement, which posits — in the face of overwhelming empirical research — that vaccines cause autism and other diseases, seems to be picking up steam in many of the country’s wealthier, […]

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The Kids in the House Video Series with Expert Dr. Nina Shapiro

The Kids in the House Video Series with Expert Dr. Nina Shapiro

Nina Shapiro, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Provides Parenting Expertise, Advice, and Videos at kidsinthehouse.com Nina Shapiro, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Provides Parenting Expertise, Advice, and Videos at kidsinthehouse.com

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Ear Infection 101: What You Need to Know About Earaches in Kids

Ear Infection 101: What You Need to Know About Earaches in Kids

Few things can make a parent feel as helpless as when your toddler wakes up in the middle of the night sobbing in pain from an earache. Ear infections are the number one reason kids visit their pediatrician and the number one reason kids are prescribed antibiotics. But if you understand the signs and symptoms […]

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Dr. Nina Shapiro presents at Isis – Infant & Toddler Winter Illness Webinar

Dr. Nina Shapiro presents at Isis – Infant & Toddler Winter Illness Webinar

Infant and Toddler Winter Illnesses Why do newborns sound so congested? When should you worry about an infant’s cough? Are steroids needed for a wheezy one year old? Does croup mean a child is more likely to develop asthma? Can I prevent my toddler from having frequet ear infections? Nothing is more distressing to a […]

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Food Safety in Children: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Prevent Choking Accidents

Food Safety in Children: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Prevent Choking Accidents

Every five days in the U.S. alone, a child dies from choking on food. In addition, over 10,000 children come to U.S. emergency rooms every year for food choking episodes. Most of these kids are under four years old, although it can happen to older kids as well. Because of their immature swallowing control, lack […]

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Are We Nuts Over Vaccines?

Are We Nuts Over Vaccines?

“Nut-free,” “Peanut-free,” and the latest and greatest “Nut sensitive:”  The rage in preschools and elementary schools across the country is to protect our nut-challenged children from nut exposure, even if it means not exposing them to nuts in the same building or playground, to minimize their risk of life-threatening allergic reactions.  Allergic concerns have expanded […]

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