June 2010

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“There are Bold Mushroom Pickers, and There are Old Mushroom Pickers…”

"There are Bold Mushroom Pickers, and There are Old Mushroom Pickers..."

…but there are no old, bold mushroom pickers.”  By Tony, Connie and Carol  Q.  What does days and days of heavy rain, plus humid weather, plus cloudy skies equal? A.  Shrooms, man, shrooms. Just as the weather has been conducive to mushroom growth and multiplication, the IPC has experienced a spike in calls concerning mushroom … more

Did You Know…Poison Centers Are a Vital Part of Disaster Response?

Did You Know...Poison Centers Are a Vital Part of Disaster Response?

In the event of a disaster, the Illinois Poison Center can play many roles: Provide patient treatment guidelines to health care providers at their respective treatment facilities Provide patient management information to on-scene emergency responders Assist in antidote procurement Answer calls from the general public on when to seek care for a potential exposure (triage) … more

Summertime = More Calls at the IPC: 5 Reasons Why

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By:  Carol and Tony Sunshine and warm weather are here. The days are longer, schools have ended, the critters are out and the flowers are blooming. Families are outside enjoying the company of one another and everyone is active.  Warmer weather means one thing for the IPC …call volume is on the rise.  Historically, we get about 10-20% … more