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2 simple ways to ensure you give your kids the right dose of medicine (lots of parents do not)

By: Claire McCarthy, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Itís a sad but true fact: parents screw up when they give liquid medication. In a study just published in the journal Pediatrics, 85% of 2,110 parents made at least one dosing error in nine trials. Yes, thatís right: 85%. The majority of the errors (68%) were overdoses, with 21% giving more than twice the recommended dose of the medication. …

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