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Halloween Health Safety Tips: How To Have A Safe and Spooky Good Time

Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

halloweenHalloween is just around the corner and little ghosts and goblins everywhere are gearing up for this night of fright!  But parents BEWARE! As we begin to get into the spirit of Halloween, here are some quick pointers to ensure a hauntingly delightful Halloween Read more »


Alcohol and Medicines – A Dangerous Combination

Posted: December 27th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

The following post was contributed by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

‘Tis the season for holiday parties and cocktails. But did you know that alcohol and medicines often don’t mix?

The combination of alcohol and medicines, whether prescription or over-the-counter, can lead to life-threatening consequences depending on the medicine, the amount of alcohol consumed, and differences such as body size or age. Read more »


My Child Ate…Christmas!

Posted: December 20th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

As part of my reconnaissance for writing this post, I polled my Facebook friends and asked, “What do you think is the most toxic thing about the Holidays”?  One of my favorite replies was, “relatives”.  Well, unfortunately that is more “Dear Prudence’s” purview than my own, but below you will find some information on what is the most common or dangerous substances the IPC hears about around the holidays. Read more »


Hypothermia and Frostbite: Know The Cold Facts

Posted: January 4th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

So it seems we find ourselves coming upon the dead of winter-the holidays are over and spring seems light years away. You may recall in August we posted a piece entitled “Hot Summer Days and Medications: A Recipe for Heat Stroke” So we decided to do a companion piece dealing with cold weather injuries which are hypothermia and frostbite. No, this is not just another story about what to do when your child on a dare licks a metal lamp post on a very cold day. Extreme cold must be taken very seriously.  Read more »


Toxic Pyrotechnics and other Fourth of July Hazards

Posted: June 29th, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

By Tony and Carol 

Every holiday season brings forth its own set of poisoning hazards to adults, children and pets. The Fourth of July holiday poses unique opportunities for a Darwin Award. No matter what the holiday, one potential toxin guaranteed to be ubiquitous is alcoholic beverages. As Tony says, recalling the old proverb for this particular holiday: “He who drinks a fifth on the 4th, does not go forth on the 5th.” Read more »