Items Tagged ‘pediatric otolaryngology’

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 Amy Albin

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 Amy Albin

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


March 30, 2016

The Story of a Griffin

By dawnsedorovich dawnsedorovich

The Story of a Griffin as told by Griffin: “What’s that Mommy? You want me to thank ONE of my doctors? Impossible… I want to thank my entire team of rock star doctors! Dr. Sklansky – thanks for saying hi through mommy’s belly before I was even born and making sure my heart stays healthy […]

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Tags: Balucan, Doctors Day, Dr. Alisha West, Dr. Brian Reemtsen, Dr. Jennifer Balucan, Dr. Mark Sklansky, patient stories, pediatric cardiology, pediatric head/neck surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, pediatrics