Monthly Archives: August 2014


Dangers of Foreign Bodies


I had a great time in the studio discussing the common things that kids put in their ears and nose. Susan Casper and Terri Ouellette could not have been nicer! Terri told the story of how her then 9-year-old son, put a little sword in his nose- thankfully she was able to get it out herself. We […]

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HELP! OUR VACUUM IS TOO LOUD (and our deductible is too high)


Yesterday, I had to bring this 8 year old and very awesome young man, to the operating room.  We needed to have him under general anesthesia in order to get out this bright orange, flaking-apart, silicone ear plug stuff.  He was trying to soften the sound of the family vacuum by putting this #earplug material in his […]

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Local Authors Pen Children’s Books


“Kids stick stuff where it doesn’t belong because they’re experiential learners and because they’re naturally curious—about what it feels like, and about what will happen,” explains Altman, coauthor along with Phoenix resident Richard Jacobson of the new children’s book, “Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears!” (ZonaBooks LLC, $12.50). “Some […]

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