Category Archives: National News

Calling the poison center can save you time and help our hospital workers

While vaccine rollouts promise some light at the end of the tunnel, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on health care providers, with many hospitals stretched thin … Continue reading

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Practice safe canning to avoid botulism

The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have sparked a renewed interest in canning as Americans spend more time at home. While canning can be a good way to preserve food for … Continue reading

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Poison safety during a pandemic: Guidance for school nurses, teachers and daycare providers

During the COVID-19 pandemic, poison centers across the country have seen increases in certain types of poisonings. These poisoning risks will be of concern to teachers, nurses and other staff … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Time to clean out old medications and hazardous waste

When the weather gets warmer, it’s time to clean up and clean out! Besides dusting and scrubbing your living space, spring cleaning is a good time to make sure you … Continue reading

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What is ‘juuling’?

Looking similar to a USB flash drive and easily hidden, Juul electronic cigarettes have rapidly grown in use among teenagers. Dubbed by some the “iPhone of e-cigarettes,” Juuls are so … Continue reading

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Get rid of your expired medications on Saturday, April 28

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is holding a prescription drug take-back day this Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at locations across the country. You can … Continue reading

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