• By Laurel J. Kelly

Consumer Health: Which thermometer do you need?

December 8, 2017

a sick young girl lying on a couch, with her father sitting next to her, holding a thermometer and feeling her foreheadThermometers: Understand the options 
Are you ready for cold and flu season? A thermometer may come in handy, but choosing one that meets your family's needs can be confusing. Before you buy, understand the different types of thermometers and which might be best for you.

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