Doctors warn parents about how they measure medicine
Doctors are warning parents about the way they're giving kids their medicine.
For generations, parents have measured their children's liquid medications by the spoonful.
The problem is that a spoonful can mean very different things to different people.
A new study found that those who use a spoon are 50 percent more likely to get the dosage wrong.
The findings support a new push to make the milliliter the standard unit of measurement for liquid medicines.