“Button Battery” burns through child’s throat

CINCINNATI (Rich Jaffe) -- They power many of the things people use every day but every year nearly 3,500 people are injured because of the tiny power cells.WATCH VIDEODoctors at Cincinnati's Children's Hospital work miracles almost every day. August 27...

Beau’s Story

Beau's Story By: Ashley Peterson I’ll never forget the morning that changed my outlook on life forever. I was sitting on the floor of my living room, nursing my youngest 2-month-old son, when my 3 ½-year-old son, Beau came tearing out of his room shrieking in panic...

Sophie’s Story

Sophie's Story By: Shea (Sophie's Mom) Sophie put a button battery in her nose in January on a Sunday afternoon. I took her to Urgent Care that same day. The doctor tried to remove it (as we all held her down). He said he heard a clink but refused to do anything else....

Emmett’s Story

Emmett's Story Saturday, October 16th, 2010 was supposed to be a day of celebration. We were going to celebrate our son Emmett’s first birthday with a party for him and his brother Ethan, who was turning three. That morning Emmett woke up with a fever and was acting...

Monsters-inside-me | My Brain Has Been Hijacked

The Rauch family dodges a bullet when their prematurely born child Emmet survives for a year. But when he mysteriously coughs up blood, doctors are shocked to find a modern monster destroying his fragile body from within.

New battery coating could prevent injury if swallowed

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital say they believe their latest invention can take the danger out the button- and coin-cell batteries that power watches, musical greeting cards, and some playthings.

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