TLC Book Tour Review: Take A Deep Breath by Dr. Nina Shapiro

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Take A Deep Breath
Dr. Nina Shapiro
World Scientific Publishing Company
January 5, 2012
260 pages
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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.

Author Dr. Nina Shapiro

About The Author:
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.

Connect With The Author:
Website

My Review:
Having a child with Asthma, I knew I wanted to jump on this book to review. Watching him go through the difficulty time of trying to catch your breath and you can’t, is nearly unbearable on a mom who wants nothing more than to give him a good set of lungs. Hearing him say, help me, mom is sometimes more than I can take. But, with the help of inhalers it’s controllable. Sometimes. Sometimes it’s still hard. So, when I saw Dr. Shapiro’s book, I thought yay!!

Sitting down and opening this book, I had it finished in one day. I read each page with awe and a better understanding of what children go through, and what, as a parent, I can do to help ease the issues. Through detailed discussions in the book, Dr. Shapiro shows parents who have children affected with breathing issues, and those who don’t, what to look for, how to work through it, and the steps to help keep it under control.

I highly recommend this for every parent out there. No matter whether you have an infant or a teen with breathing issues, this is highly informative and easy to understand. I definitely give this book a 5 Book rating and will keep this on my shelf for further use. Well done, Ms. Shapiro, and THANK YOU for helping this mom understand!!!

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Molly

6 Responses to “TLC Book Tour Review: Take A Deep Breath by Dr. Nina Shapiro”

  1. Nina Shapiro

    Thank you, Molly, for such a wonderful review. Reading about your son’s issues with his asthma and breathing difficulties hits home for so many of us. Having had experience with occasionally really scary breathing issues, both as a doctor and as a mom of two small kids, I know how hard it can be. It gives me such a thrill to know that this book gave you a clear grasp of all things breathing! Best, Nina

    • Molly

      Thank you, Dr. Shapiro. It really means a lot to moms like me to have someone who actually understands and cares. Thank you for this amazing book, and I plan to refer back to quite often with my son. :-)

  2. Amy

    Dr. Shapiro operated on my son when he was 2 yrs old and it was a life changer for our whole family. Now that he is adenoid-less, he no longer sounds like Darth Vader when he sleeps and he eats much better. Thank you, Dr. Shapiro.

    • Molly

      Wow, Amy! That’s awesome! Glad that your son is doing better now. Thanks for following Dr. Shapiro’s tour and stopping by my blog today :-)

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