More Kids Hospitalized after Food-Related Choking Incidents

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By Molly Clifton

The number of food-related choking incidents in children continues to climb.

A study in the journal Pediatrics shows an average of 34 children a day are taken to the emergency room for choking incidents.

Children under the ago of four experienced the highest rate of choking.

The biggest culprit was hard candy.

Foods like hot dogs , nuts and seeds were more likely to land a child in the hospital.




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