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The Cinnamon Challenge is NOT Harmless

Summary: There is a scary trend that is sweeping this nation and it must be stopped!
Air Date: 4/26/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur
Guest Bio: Dr. Rebecca Parker, MD
Dr. Rebecca Parker is on ACEP’s Board of Directors. She is the Chair, Site Medical Director and Attending Physician at Advocate Trinity Hospital for EmCare in Chicago, Illinois. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, TX.
The Cinnamon Challenge is NOT Harmless
In our Medical News of the Week, we're talking about the Cinnamon Challenge.

You may have heard of this trend on morning talk shows, or seen examples of it plastered all over YouTube. And while those videos may get some chuckles, this challenge is no laughing matter.

In fact, it's downright dangerous.

If you are not aware of this silly and literally childish trend that is sweeping our nation, you must listen in. Parents, especially, need to be aware of the dangers and serious medical issues that can and will take place if your child parttakes.