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A foreign object is not always so funny.


This bead was an expensive one. There were 2 attempts to remove it before I tried. Well, when I tried, the 4 year old was LESS than happy to cooperate and the ear canal was slightly swollen. So, I...
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Through humor and clever rhymes, tots learn why they shouldn’t stick things in their noses or ears.


Reviewed by Amanda McCorquodale September 29, 2014 Through humor and clever rhymes, tots learn why they shouldn’t stick things in their noses or ears. Considering how much young children like...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Qtips in ears – if Mom can do it, so can I interview with Nicole Crites, CBS 5 in Phoenix


What an awesome time I had with #Nicole Crites, morning news anchor for #CBS 5 in Phoenix! We started out, before the interview, talking about all things ears, nose and throat.  As is common, the...
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