Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Choking on Food

Choking is the leading cause of injury among small children, especially age 4 and under. The leading culprit: food. About 12,000 kids a year end up in the emergency room in the United States because they choked on food, according to a recent study. That number doesn’t include toys and coins and all the other … Read More

The ‘Cinnamon Challenge’ Is a Dangerous Game

The “cinnamon challenge” sounds innocent. But this Internet-based competitive eating fad popular with kids can cause them to choke or damage their throat, airway and lungs. The challenge is to eat a spoonful of ground cinnamon in under 60 seconds without drinking anything. A new study from University of Miami shows that the stunt is … Read More