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What are the advantages of a digital thermometer?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A good digital thermometer with a bright, backlit screen can be purchased for around $6 at your local drugstore. Digital thermometers are also much safer than traditional mercury ones. Be sure to take your mercury thermometers to a doctor's office or pharmacy where they can be disposed of safely - never throw a mercury thermometer in the trash!

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