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Discover the answer to the question posed in the most recent edition of LiveWell Magazine...

Question: According to a study published last year in Pediatrics, the number of children visiting emergency departments after swallowing which items has nearly doubled during the past two decades?

A. batteries
B. coins
C. buttons
D. small toys

Answer: A. batteries, primarily button batteries from toys and electronics. Study authors concluded more than 65,000 children younger than 18 received treatment in emergency departments for battery-related incidents between 1990 and 2009.