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Study reveals foods that are common choking hazards

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A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics reveals more than 12,000 children are rushed to an emergency room every year after choking on food. The study says that most of these kids are under the age of 5.

The most common choking culprit is hard candy. Another big trouble maker for children is hot dogs.

The study says they can be compressed to fit the size and shape of a child's throat.

It recommends cutting a hot dog lengthwise to help decrease the risk.

Grapes are also another food that is safer when cut in half for small children.

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