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NNEPC releases presentation on COVID-related poisonings

In this 10-minute presentation, NNEPC educator Gayle Finkelstein discusses some of the types of poisonings we’ve been seeing more frequently since the pandemic started and provides some prevention steps you … Continue reading

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NNEPC sees uptick in false hellebore poisonings

Every spring the Northern New England Poison Center manages a number of poisonings resulting from foragers eating false hellebore by mistake, and we’ve seeing a particular spike in cases this … Continue reading

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Staying safe while staying home

For more information, see our COVID-related poisonings fact sheet “My daughter licked some hand sanitizer. Should I be worried?” “I mixed bleach with vinegar and now I’m having a hard … Continue reading

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Chloroquine death highlights importance of medication safety during pandemic

In a high-profile case last month, an Arizona man died and his wife needed to be hospitalized after they swallowed an aquarium product to try to prevent getting COVID-19. The … Continue reading

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Effects of marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Download this as a printable fact sheet Summary Studies suggest that using marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding may have negative affects on the baby’s development. While these studies have been … Continue reading

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Podcast: Suicide attempts in Vermont

In the latest episode of our Poison Ed podcast, NNEPC Vermont educator Gayle Finkelstein sits down with Dr. Thomas Delaney and Dr. Rebecca Bell of the University of Vermont’s Larner … Continue reading

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Foraging for mushrooms can be risky

Every year the Northern New England Poison Center helps patients who have become sick after misidentifying mushrooms they picked to eat. Among NNEPC cases, mistakes made while foraging are the … Continue reading

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Podcast: What is CBD all about?

The NNEPC’s educators for New Hampshire and Vermont, Laurie Warnock and Gayle Finkelstein, sit down to discuss cannabidiol, better known as CBD, in the latest episode of our Poison Ed … Continue reading

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Methotrexate: Dosing for disaster

The Northern New England Poison Center manages several cases of methotrexate toxicity every year. While some are acute overdoses, many more are due to therapeutic error, which can lead to … Continue reading

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Your poison center: A podcast from the NNEPC

In honor of National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23, 2019, Vermont educator Gayle Finkelstein and New Hampshire educator Laurie Warnock sit down to talk about what makes the poison center … Continue reading

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