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Doctors warn parents about how they measure medicine

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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.

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