By David Mittleman

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As we approach the 4th of July and being firing up our grills to make America’s favorite summer food – the hot dog – please remember that hot dogs (like grapes, raw carrots, and gel candies) can get stuck “like a cork” in your throat and cause complete airway obstruction. For children under 4 years old, it is very important to cut their hot dogs or sausage lengthwise twice – then chop into small pieces. Even apples should be cut into pea-sized pieces for small children to reduce the chances of choking. When …read more