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Study: Parents Unaware of Herbal Remedies' Side Effects

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Study: Parents Unaware of Herbal Remedies' Side Effects

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Study: Parents Unaware of Herbal Remedies' Side Effects

Study: Parents Unaware of Herbal Remedies' Side Effects

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A new study published in Pediatrics says parents don't know enough about the herbal remedies they give their children. The results trouble some doctors, who say some botanicals can have dangerous side effects, especially if combined with prescription medicine. Hear Madge Kaplan of member station WGBH.

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