Items Tagged ‘Dr. Nina Shapiro’

Planning ahead for your child's surgery this summer

May 11, 2018

Planning ahead for your child’s surgery this summer

By Amy Albin amyalbin

To minimize missing school days, many kids get their elective surgery done over the summer vacation. But surgery and recovery can also mean missing out on summer fun. Knowing what to expect can help parents and kids plan ahead. Here are tips from two surgeons who perform some common types of pediatric surgeries that often […]

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Tags: ACL injury, adenoid, Dr. Anthony Scaduto, Dr. Nina Shapiro, ear, ear tubes, nose, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, scoliosis, summer surgery, throat surgery


Codeine isn't safe for kids. Here's how doctors can ease pain instead

December 7, 2017

Codeine isn’t safe for kids. Here’s how doctors can ease pain instead

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Five years ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared codeine unsafe for treating post-surgical pain in children, such as surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids. But years later, some doctors still prescribe codeine for children, a potentially dangerous practice, says Dr. Nina Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Codeine […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, codeine, Dr. Nina Shapiro, ibuprofen, oxycodone, pain, pain management, pain medication, tonsillectomy, tonsils


Start your new year with a resolution worthy of a health pro

December 29, 2016

Start your new year with a resolution worthy of a health pro

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

    This time of year, your average ate-too-many-holiday-cookies Joes and Janes aren’t the only ones making resolutions to improve their health. Health professionals make resolutions for the new year, too. We asked UCLA Health doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other experts about their goals for 2017. At the top of their lists were resolutions about […]

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Tags: Dana Hunnes, diet, dieting, dietitian, dietitians, diets, Dr Andrew Goldstein, Dr Aurelia Nattiv, Dr Edmond Hewlett, Dr Gregory Henderson, Dr H Albin Gritsch, Dr Hans A Gritsch


Summer’s here – so is swimmer’s ear. 4 tips to treat and prevent it

June 18, 2016

Summer’s here – so is swimmer’s ear. 4 tips to treat and prevent it

By Amy Albin amyalbin

For many kids, spending hours in the water this summer can bring on a painful infection of the external ear canal called swimmer’s ear. One study published in the journal Environmental Health estimated that there are at least 128 million swimming events in natural waters in the U.S. each year.  This exposure could result in […]

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Tags: childrens health, Dr. Nina Shapiro, head and neck surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, swimmer’s ear


Kiddie pools pose drowning hazards. Here’s how to keep kids safe

May 25, 2016

Kiddie pools pose drowning hazards. Here’s how to keep kids safe

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Big backyard swimming pools aren’t the only source of drownings. Those seemingly safe small, inflatable “kiddie” pools can be just as dangerous. “When we think of pool risks, we think of the big pools, complete with deep-ends, diving boards, and swim parties,” said Dr. Nina Shapiro, a professor of head and neck surgery and director […]

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Tags: childrens health, Dr. Nina Shapiro, kiddie pools, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, pediatric otolaryngology, swimming pools, swimming safety, water safety


How do I know if a "cold is more than a cold?

March 3, 2016

How do I know if a “cold is more than a cold?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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Tags: cold medicine, colds, colds in children, Dr. Nina Shapiro, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA