Yearly Archives: 2016

Eyes, nose, mouth, skin: Four ways poisons can enter the body

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Many substances can be irritating to the eyes, and the poison center can help. Call 1-800-222-1222. When you hear the word poisoning, what comes to mind? Is it a young … Continue reading

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Are you at risk for a medication interaction?

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Do you regularly take more than one medication? The more medicine you take—including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and supplements—the more likely you are to have a medication error or a … Continue reading

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Avoid poisonings when using flea treatments

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Fleas: It’s a word no pet owner wants to hear. These little insects can cause your dog or cat lots of itching and scratching, and sometimes other health problems, such … Continue reading

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Watch out for brown-tail moth caterpillars

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Brown-tail moth caterpillar photo via the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Brown-tail moth caterpillars are out in force in parts of Maine, particularly along the coast, and will … Continue reading

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Get expert advice in minutes, 24/7

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If you have ever had to take a young child to the emergency room, you know that the process can feel like an eternity—driving to the hospital while worrying if … Continue reading

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Time to clean out old medications and hazardous waste

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While you’re giving your home a thorough spring cleaning, it’s a good time to get rid of things you no longer need, like old medications. In fact, there is a … Continue reading

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Stay safe while spring cleaning

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The weather is getting warmer and that means it’s time for spring cleaning. Open the windows and let the fresh air in! While you’re making your living space tidy, remember … Continue reading

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Poisonings affect people of all ages

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Every day poison centers receive calls from and about people of every age, from infants to people in their 80s and beyond. Some types of poisoning are more common at … Continue reading

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Why do parents call the poison center?

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Kids act fast, but fortunately so do poison centers. A call to the poison center is your instant connection to an expert, which can be especially handy if you’re a … Continue reading

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Some household products can be poisonous

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Keeping medications up high is just one of the steps you can take to help prevent poisonings at home. (Image from the Up and Away campaign) Did you know most … Continue reading

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