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Many Doctors Unaware of Deadly 'Choking Game'
Date:12/14/2009

er risky behaviors -- drinking, smoking, sexual activity," she added.

"Primary care physician time is always limited. I really wonder if that's the best venue," added Dr. G. Patricia Cantwell, professor and chief of pediatric critical care medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. "Pediatricians and family practitioners can [also] play an active role in the community to get some of these things accomplished." That could include public service messages and messages in school settings.

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There's more on the choking game at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



SOURCES: Nancy Bass, M.D., associate professor, pediatrics and neurology, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland; Julie McClave, M.D., pediatric resident, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland; G. Patricia Cantwell, M.D., professor and chief, pediatric critical care medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Karen Sheehan, M.D., medical director, Injury Prevention and Research Center, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago; January 2009 Pediatrics


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