Category Archives: Regional News

Synthetic cannabinoids in Manchester

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

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

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

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?

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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Holiday safety tips

New Hampshire educator Laurie Warnock recently appeared on ConcordTV’s “On The Beat” to talk about the poison center and offer some holiday safety tips.

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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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Introducing Medical Director Dr. Tammi Schaeffer

The Northern New England Poison Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Tammi Schaeffer as our new medical director! Dr. Schaeffer comes to us from the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug … Continue reading

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Is that snake or spider poisonous?

Whether it’s that spider building its web in the corner of your bathroom or a snake in your garden, you may have wondered if that creepy-crawly thing was poisonous. If … Continue reading

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Healthy Homes: An interview with Eric Frohmberg

Eric Frohmberg is the manager of the Maine Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and the chair of the Maine Healthy Homes Advisory Council. We asked him some questions about Healthy … Continue reading

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