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How to Prevent Children From Choking

Sep 23, 2013

Choking is a real fear every parent faces. When your little one starts to put pieces of food in their mouth you need to be aware of the dangers those certain foods can pose. In fact, choking injuries send 34 children a day to emergency departments.

Here's what you need to know when it comes to preparing foods that could be a danger. Taking these very small steps could prevent injury.

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Tracy Mehan, MA
Center for Injury Research and Policy

Tracy Mehan is the manager of translational research for the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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