Category Archives: National News

Get expert advice in minutes, 24/7

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone

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

Posted in National News, Poison Prevention | Comments Off on Get expert advice in minutes, 24/7

Time to clean out old medications and hazardous waste

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone

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

Posted in Medication Safety, National News, Poison Prevention | Comments Off on Time to clean out old medications and hazardous waste

Stay safe while spring cleaning

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone

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

Posted in National News, Poison Prevention | Comments Off on Stay safe while spring cleaning

Poisonings affect people of all ages

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone

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

Posted in Medication Safety, National News, Poison Prevention, Substance Abuse | Comments Off on Poisonings affect people of all ages

How to read an over-the-counter medication label

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone

Whether you are treating a headache or have a cold, it is important to read the label every time you take an over-the-counter (nonprescription) medication. The label will tell you what … Continue reading

Posted in National News | Comments Off on How to read an over-the-counter medication label

Liquid nicotine: Dangerous to children

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone

The death in December 2014 of a 1-year-old boy in upstate New York has brought further attention to electronic cigarettes and the liquid nicotine used to refill them. The boy reportedly … Continue reading

Posted in National News, Poison Prevention, Regional News | Comments Off on Liquid nicotine: Dangerous to children

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

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone

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

Posted in National News, Poison Prevention | Comments Off on Child got into a laundry pod? The poison center is your go-to resource

Get rid of your old medications this Saturday

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone

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

Posted in Medication Safety, National News, Poison Prevention, Regional News, Substance Abuse | Comments Off on Get rid of your old medications this Saturday

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

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone

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

Posted in National News, Poison Prevention, Regional News, Substance Abuse | Comments Off on Snorting Smarties: Not so smart, but not because of maggots

Broken snow globe? There may be more than water inside

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone

Many people think that snow globes are just filled with water. But some globes, especially ones from overseas, actually have a small amount of ethylene glycol (antifreeze) mixed in. This can … Continue reading

Posted in National News, Poison Prevention | Comments Off on Broken snow globe? There may be more than water inside