Dr. Nina Shapiro, author of Take a Deep Breath, on tour January 2012

Posted By on November 1, 2011

About Take a Deep Breath

Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company (January 5, 2012)

Take a Deep Breath is a comprehensive, accessible, and indispensible guide for parents, caregivers, teachers, pediatricians, and other healthcare providers on the subject of children s breathing issues. The book provides a thorough review of breathing issues, differentiating the normal and abnormal for all ages, and at all levels of breathing passages. Take a Deep Breathexplains all of the puzzling and oftentimes distressing breathing patterns our children have throughout development.From the uppermost part of the breathing apparatus, the nose, to the lowermost part, the lungs, this book explains which problems are truly worrisome, and which are actually normal stages in a child s growth. Take a Deep Breath will enable the reader to do just that, take a deep breath, and get a better, clearer understanding about what s going on when your children breathe in and out. While pediatricians and other healthcare providers have expertise in all aspects of childhood illness, this book sheds new light on the latest research in pediatric breathing issues, sleep issues, and airway safety. Consisting of age-based sections, with location-based and problem-based chapters for each age group, each chapter also provides a ‘to-do’ list, offering successful preventions and treatments that can easily be done at home.

About 80 to 90% of children, at one time or another, have breathing problems. Take a Deep Breath will be a welcome, indispensible tool in all households with children. Day care providers, grandparents, babysitters and nannies, and parents clubs will all benefit from this book immensely.

“Take a Deep Breath is a breath of fresh air for every parent and doctor who cares about children. Dr Nina Shapiro cuts through what we need to know, and reassuringly tells us what we dont need to worry about. A must read for every parent and grandparent.” — Nancy Snyderman, NBC News Chief Medical Editor

“Take a Deep Breath is the ultimate go-to guide for breathing issues in childhood. Written in a clear, easy-to-read Q and A style, and divided by common issues in each age group, Dr Nina Shapiro teaches parents what they need to know, when to worry and when to relax about common health issues, choking prevention and asthma, and what to do when your toddler sticks a toy up his nose!” — Ari Brown, Author of the ‘Baby 411’ book series

“Take A Deep Breath will keep parents from hyperventilating! It is the perfect handbook of breathing written by an impeccable surgeon who is, first and foremost, a mom. If this book were required for every new parent, it would save pediatricians a lot of time and parents a lot of heartache.”Cara Natterson, Author of ‘Worry Proof: A Pediatrician (and Mom) Explains Which Foods, Medicines, and Chemicals to Avoid to Have Safe and Healthy Children’


About Dr. Nina Shapiro

Dr. Nina L. Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and an Associate Professor at the  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  As  the first fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist at the medical center since it was founded in 1955;  her presence has put UCLA ‘on the map’ in her field.  A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences (cum laude), she  completed her surgical internship at  Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital  and her residency at The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, also in Boston. Shapiro completed additional subspecialty training in pediatric otolaryngology at The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and The Children’s Hospital of San Diego.

A native of New York, Shapiro has been honored with several prestigious awards including; The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Charles Ferguson Award for Clinical Research, The UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Faculty Teaching Award and The American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigators Award among others.  She was named a “Super Doctor” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2008 and is listed in “Who’s Who in America”.

Shapiro is a Fellow of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The American Academy of Pediatrics and The  American College of Surgeons. Other professional society memberships include: The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, The  American Rhinologic Society, the  Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, The American Broncho-Esophagological Association, Society for University Otolaryngologists, and The Los Angeles Pediatrics Society.

Shapiro lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children, and is active in several charities.

Visit her website at www.drninashapiro.com.

Dr. Nina Shapiro’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, January 4th: Book Reviews by Molly

Thursday, January 5th: There’s a Book

Friday, January 6th: Two Bears Farm and the Three Cubs

Monday, January 9th: GeekMom

Tuesday, January 10th: Eco Child’s Play

Wednesday, January 11th: Family Volley

Monday, January 30th: Moms Clean Air Force

Wednesday, February 1st: As They Grow Up


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