Monthly Archives: July 2014


Mohawks and Gauges in Ears and Noses


Today was a double-header!  Another reason why Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears! might be a great read for adults:  This 27 year old woman came in today because she was found to have a #foreign object in her left ear.  Attempt at removal by another medical professional was […]

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Craft bead stuck… removed today


This is a follow up to yesterday’s blogpost. This 5 year old girl underwent general anesthesia today to remove a small round bead from her right ear canal. (The exact bead is pictured to the left). After removal, there was no bleeding and no pain. I don’t think she will do this again.   Jerald S. Altman, M.D. […]

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Rolling, rolling, rolling


I received less than happy news when one of your favorite big-box #craft stores rejected our book.  While they thought it allowed for great conversation with children, and was a cute, fun, nicely illustrated book, they rejected it.  Why, you ask, dear reader?  Because they were concerned that it would prevent parents from buying beads […]

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Been to a GREAT booksigning, recently?


My post today was going to be all about my upcoming book talk and signing.  It will be on August 16, 2014 at the new Phoenix location of the famed #Changing Hands Bookstore.  I was going to go on and on about book signings: what they are, why they exist and why bookstores and authors […]

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