Lighted tongue depressor debuts

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Throat Scope, which is being billed as the world's first lighted tongue depressor, has been released from Holland Healthcare.

Providers attach the depressor to the handle to automatically activate the light and see the throat. The illumination of the throat and mouth creates an easier and faster exam, the company said.  

In addition to investigating mouth sores, it also can help in oral cancer screening.