Category Archives: National News

Poisonings affect people of all ages

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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How to read an over-the-counter medication label

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

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Liquid nicotine: Dangerous to children

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

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

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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Get rid of your old medications this Saturday

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

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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Broken snow globe? There may be more than water inside

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

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Three tips for buying safe Christmas toys

Buying Christmas presents for kids is always a challenge. We can’t help you pick out the perfect gift, but we can help you make sure your gifts are safe and … Continue reading

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Do you have old medication?

The U.S. DEA is working with local police agencies to hold a medication take-back this Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great chance for … Continue reading

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What is the drug called Molly?

There have been numerous news reports recently about a party drug called “Molly” that has been making the rounds, especially at concerts. Close to home, the drug has been potentially … Continue reading

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