Category Archives: Regional News

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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Poisonings at work: An interview with Dr. Karla Armenti

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

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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New Hampshire drug-related deaths – 2011

The number of drug-related deaths in New Hampshire hit 200 in 2011. During poison prevention week, our New Hampshire educator, Laurie Warnock, presented on this growing problem and what can be … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Abuse: An ED perspective

The abuse of prescription drugs, especially opioid painkillers, is a growing public health concern. Our Medical Director, Dr. Tamas Peredy, is also a doctor with the Maine Medical Center Emergency … Continue reading

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