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A new study published today in the journal Pediatrics emphasizes the hazards of children choking on food, with more than 12,000 emergency department visits each year across the U.S.
Here in the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department we see children choking on many common foods, including hot dogs, grapes, chips, Cheetos and apples, as well as coins, small toys and watch batteries. Avoid an emergency department visit with your child by following these tips: