An Introduction to the Illinois Poison Center Blog:
Welcome to the first post of the Illinois Poison Center blog site! I must be honest, in medical school I never thought I would be writing an internet blog, probably because Al Gore hadn’t invented the internet yet and blogs did not exist. A lot has changed in the past 20 plus years. With the tremendous growth in the internet and social media, the ability to communicate in the blogosphere has taken off with mommy blogs, daddy blogs, political blogs, community blogs, health-related blogs and others. There are those who may ask “Does the world really need another blog, especially a poison center blog?” I would have to answer with an unequivocal “yes”.
The Illinois Poison Center provides a variety of services and programs that encompass health care, public health education and research. Through this blog, we will generate a dialogue, a conversation, with everyone interested in decreasing the harm of poisoning in their family, community or in the patients they treat.
We will have stories, articles, news you can use, interesting poisoning cases, and information and education on how to make your home and community safer. Read more »