Category Archives: Regional News

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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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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What are the tick risks in northern New England?

Ticks! Just thinking about them can make your skin crawl. With growing populations of ticks in northern New England, there is a good chance you or someone you know has … 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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Ways the poison center helps school nurses

The poison center is a great resource for school nurses. Not only does the poison center offer quick, expert treatment advice for possible poisonings of students and staff, it also … Continue reading

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Fiddleheads: How to safely enjoy a seasonal treat

There is a rich tradition of foraging for fiddleheads in northern New England. These wild-growing ferns can be a tasty treat, as long as you take care when harvesting and … Continue reading

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Watch out for browntail moth caterpillars

Browntail moth caterpillar photo via the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Browntail moth caterpillars are a growing nuisance in parts of Maine, particularly along the coast, posing a … Continue reading

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