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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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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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