Category Archives: Regional News

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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Holiday safety tips

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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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Poisonings at work: An interview with Dr. Karla Armenti

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For North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, we spoke with Dr. Karla Armenti, the principal investigator for the Occupational Health Surveillance Program within the New Hampshire Department of Health … Continue reading

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Suicide and poisoning: Current statistics

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According to the CDC, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death [PDF] in the U.S. in 2010 with 38,364 suicides, a rate of 12.4 per 100,000. Northern New England … Continue reading

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