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 •  If you teach children that foods high in sugar and fats are unhealthy, will they eat more of them? •  If you teach sexual education, will more teenage Moms have babies? •  If you teach young kids to avoid putting objects in their noses and ears, will they do it more often? The answer is NO!   […]

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Sex Education- Analogy to Don’t Stick Sticks…


Teaching Sexual Education in schools is similar to reading our book to kids. Reading Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears! will NOT increase the likelihood that your child will put an object in their ears and nose. 2 Big Box ‪#‎craft‬ stores decided not to put this book on their […]

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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 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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Last rock. Interview on WCCO 830 CBS Minnesota


  Did you have a chance to read the little blog on May 22, 2014 when I wrote about the 3 rocks in the boy’s ear and about Q-tips being the gateway drug?  Well, after a week or so of some drops in the ear, Mom was able to “snake charm” the little rock away […]

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Are Q-tips the “Gateway Drug” to placing foreign bodies in the ear?


Today was a day filled with ear foreign bodies. Some days there are none, other days there are more than one. Today was the more than one day. It started with this great little 5 year old boy who came with his very calm and relaxed Mom. Apparently, the first physician that he saw for […]

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Hearing Aids, hearing loss and foreign objects


It is well known that there is an increase in cognitive decline with increasing hearing loss.  Additionally, it is generally accepted that early amplification, such as with hearing aids, reduces the decrease in word understanding (speech discrimination).  What this means is the use of hearing aids reduces dementia and improves speech understanding.  Wearing hearing aids will keep you mentally fit […]

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Foreign bodies from a foreign country!


I am off to Me’Kele, Ethiopia where we will work alongside Ethiopian doctors examining and caring for the people of Ethiopia.  I don’t know if they put things in their ears and nose as often as the U.S. kids (and adults) do… we will see.  For those of you who aren’t 100% sure where Ethiopia […]

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