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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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Why Does My Child Snore? Is it Normal?

Why Does My Child Snore? Is it Normal?

  Hopefully well before your child has his first birthday, he will be sleeping through the night. Perhaps you have established some cozy bedtime rituals, or perhaps you suffered through some variation of ‘sleep training’. However you got there, if your child is sleeping through the night, then mission accomplished. Or is it? Don’t close […]

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Green Child Magazine

Green Child Magazine

How Do I Know If My Child Has Allergies? by Nina L. Shapiro, MD “It must be allergies.” How often do parents hear that? Very. But is it really the answer to all things stuffy and runny? Maybe yes, but maybe no. Presence or absence of allergies is oftentimes puzzling for parents. Especially nowadays, where […]

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Is It A Cold or Allergies?

Is It A Cold or Allergies?

It’s that time of year where we,as parents,sometimes need to determine whether our child has a bad cold or whether it could it be some type of allergy. In an effort to help answer that question,Dr. Nina Shaprio has offered to share her expertise on this subject. Nina L. Shapiro,M.D.,Director of Pediatric Ear,Nose,and Throat at […]

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Ask the Experts: Breastfeeding and breathing benefits for your baby

Ask the Experts: Breastfeeding and breathing benefits for your baby

Clearing the air for your newborn: Breastfeeding can help
 In a perfect world, breastfeeding would be easy and come naturally to everyone, and all newborns would be exclusively breastfed for the first year of life. This is, of course, not a perfect world, and the debate on breastfeeding has become political, medical, and, even worse, […]

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Take a deep breath…and clear the air for your baby

Take a deep breath…and clear the air for your baby

I thought I knew plenty about newborns. But I didn’t know that they areobligate nasal breathers, which means they cannot breathe through their mouths until they are around four months old. I also didn’t really ever understand how to use saline solution to clear a new baby’s nose. (Four kids, and I never learned this? […]

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Helping Parents Breathe Easier

Helping Parents Breathe Easier

        New book by head of UCLA’s pediatric ear, nose and throat medicine, answers common questions about respiratory issues in children, newborn to five years. First-time parents of a newborn sometimes obsess over the baby’s breathing. They watch the tiny chest move rhythmically up and down for hours, fearful of a change […]

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Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath

        Baby’s Breath Published: 12/15/2011 by Christina Elston A Guide To the Ins and Outs Of Infant Airways What parent hasn’t stood over their sleeping infant in awe, marveling at the tiny hands, the little nose and ears, and just watching him breathe? Despite the fact that she has Mom’s eyes or […]

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