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Choking Hazards Parents of Young Children Should Know About

​​Young children 6 months to 3 years old are at the highest risk for choking on food and non-food items.  

In this video, Philip Geadreau, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences—Naval Medical Center San Diego, identifies the risk factors and common items associated with choking. He also explains what parents should do in a choking emergency.

Remember, the most important step you can take is to prevent the choking in the first place.

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