Dr. Nina Shapiro, MD

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Affiliation:

  • UCLA Health

Location:

  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • 200 UCLA Medical Plaza
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-825-2749
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Otolaryngology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using morphine at home to treat pain in children after tonsil and/or adenoid removal may cause life-threatening respiratory problems, according to a new study.

    "The evidence here clearly suggests children with obstructive sleep apnea should not be...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who are blind develop an alternate sense -- called echolocation -- to help them "see," a new study indicates.

    In addition to relying on their other senses, people who are blind may also use echoes to detect the position of surrounding...Full Article

  • Nina Shapiro, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Specific guidelines recommend tonsillectomy based on a sore throat -- and a sore throat means strep tonsillitis in this case. Sore throats alone do not necessarily mean that your child needs to have his or her tonsils removed. Three episodes of strep tonsillitis per year for three years, five episodes...Read More
  • Nina Shapiro, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Pediatric Otolaryngology
    The highest-risk age group for choking accidents is from 10 to 36 months. The most common things that kids choke on are food and toys. Since the Consumer Product Safety Commission mandated that all toys with small parts be labeled for safety, choking accidents from toys have diminished significantly....Read More
  • Nina Shapiro, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Symptoms of an ear infection in a child include irritability, ear pain in one or both ears that seems to be usually worse at night or during naps, fever, cough and poor sleep.

    Your doctor will diagnose your child's ear infection by looking in his or her ears for pus bulging out of the eardrum,...Read More
  • Nina Shapiro, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Ear tubes are tiny plastic tubes, about 1.2 millimeters (mm) in size, which are placed into a child's eardrum under anesthesia to prevent fluid from building up behind the eardrum. If your child has chronic ear infections or chronic buildup behind the eardrum that causes trouble with hearing, ear tubes...Read More
  • Nina Shapiro, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Pediatric Otolaryngology
    The easiest way to protect your family from the flu is to get a flu shot. The flu shot is about 60% effective against most strains of the flu, and doctors highly recommend that most people get one. The flu season is November through March.

    Flu shots can begin in children ages 6 months and up,...Read More
  • Nina Shapiro, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to the cold virus, prevalent during the winter and spring and most common in infants and toddlers. And while most cases are mild, RSV can progress to bronchitis, bronchiolitis or pneumonia in infants.

    There are 100,000 hospitalizations and 4,500 deaths...Read More
  • Nina Shapiro, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Pediatric Otolaryngology
    A nebulizer, which is a machine that uses forced air to turn asthma medication into a fine mist that can easily be breathed into the lungs, is sometimes difficult to use with a child. When using the nebulizer on your child, distract him or her with TV, a video or music. Put your child in your lap,...Read More
  • Nina Shapiro, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Viruses cause colds, so antibiotics will neither cure nor help your child when he or she has a cold. Most over-the-counter cough and cold medicines don’t help and are potentially dangerous for kids with colds. The most effective cold treatments include rest, fluids (chicken soup can help with ele...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 10 percent of babies born with an infection called cytomegalovirus will suffer permanent hearing loss, a new study reports.

    But only one in 10 children with the virus shows symptoms, and screening is not routine, said study lead research...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic children, and those from poor families, are at increased risk for complications after tonsil removal surgery, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 80,000 children who underwent tons...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids' weight gain -- especially if they're already overweight.

    The researchers said that's a concern, because obesity is a ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summer is the perfect time for children to have their tonsils removed, according to an expert.

    "Kids need from 10 days to two weeks recovery time, so summer offers an ideal opportunity to get tonsil removal out of the way without interfering with ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some children gain weight after having their tonsils removed, but this weight gain is typically confined to younger, underweight children and doesn't seem to add to obesity rates, a new study finds.

    Each year in the United States, about 500,000...Full Article