Yearly Archives: 2014

Child got into a laundry pod? The poison center is your go-to resource

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Laundry pods are pretty convenient for adults, but they can be harmful to children. These single-use soap packets are often brightly colored and can attract young children. A child may bite … Continue reading

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Do you know your school’s medication policy?

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Many children need to take medications during the school day. A child may take a medication regularly, such as Ritalin for attention deficit disorder, or have a medication that they … Continue reading

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Jack o’lantern mushroom is a trick, not a treat

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Jack o’lantern mushrooms by Jason Hollinger, Creative Commons In time for Halloween, jack o’lantern mushrooms are starting to show their faces. We had a call related to this mushroom last … Continue reading

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Get rid of your old medications this Saturday

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The U.S. DEA is sponsoring another medication take-back day this Saturday at locations throughout the country. The DEA has been offering these events twice a year for a few years … Continue reading

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Take these safety steps before you turn on your furnace

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Photo by Jason Coleman, Creative Commons   When was the last time you had your furnace checked? We had some chilly nights in parts of Northern New England earlier this month, … Continue reading

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Synthetic cannabinoids in Manchester

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New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan recently declared a state of emergency following a number of overdoses in Manchester related to a synthetic cannabinoid called “Smacked!” that is being sold at … Continue reading

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Don’t trifle with a pigskin poison puffball

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Pigskin Poison Puffball Photo by Eric Steinert, Creative Commons 3.0 In the last week, the NNEPC has seen a few cases of people eating a mushroom called the pigskin poison puffball (scleroderma … Continue reading

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Marijuana at home can be a risk for children

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Medicinal marijuana is increasingly available in Northern New England, meaning the drug can be found in more and more homes. Like any other substance, if marijuana is available in the … Continue reading

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Snorting Smarties: Not so smart, but not because of maggots

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There’s been a lot of media attention in the last few days about snorting Smarties candy, after a school in Rhode Island sent home a letter warning parents about the … Continue reading

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If I lose power, can I save my food?

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Winter storms often bring power outages. When you lose power, how long does the food in your refrigerator stay safe? If you keep the doors closed, your refrigerator can keep … Continue reading

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