Katherine Black

The study team included, from left, Danielle Orsagh-Yentis, MD, Lauren Klein, MD, Michael Dole, MD, and Katherine Black, MD. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Study finds children ingested small objects like coins and batteries more frequently during the pandemic

Foreign bodies, like coins, button batteries, tiny magnets and sharp objects, were more frequently ingested by children during the coronavirus pandemic than in the same months the year before, according to a single-center study conducted at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.