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It’s the time of year when many people like to clean and organize their homes.  This often involves throwing out unwanted items, including prescription medications. It is important to dispose of unused and expired medicines safely to help avoid accidental › Continue Reading

There’s a whole new set of things for parents to think about when their children become teenagers. Often at the top of the list are mood-altering or health-damaging substances, such as drugs, alcohol and tobacco. As both a parent of › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s and other members of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association are opposed to the constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana and are urging Ohioans to vote no on November 3. Organizers are concerned making marijuana readily available will put children’s lives › Continue Reading

My kids love picnics. There’s something exciting about being in the fresh air and enjoying a meal in the great outdoors. The usual foods my family eats every day seem far more delicious when eaten on a blanket in the › Continue Reading

With more adults taking medicine for diseases like diabetes and hypertension, those same medications are being linked to increasing rates of pediatric poisonings, according to a new study. Poisonings among children and teens are most strongly correlated with hypoglycemics or › Continue Reading

The circumstances surrounding the tragic accidental death of an 11-month old Middletown, Ohio boy after possibly ingesting prescription pills is a sobering reminder to parents about the importance of keeping medication out of the reach of children. According to a › Continue Reading

There’s one common household poison even the most cautious parent can’t keep locked away where the kids can’t reach it: Carbon monoxide. Every year in the U.S., about 500 people are fatally poisoned by the colorless, odorless, tasteless gas and › Continue Reading

It’s the end of October and everyone is buzzing about Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating. It’s such a fun time of year, but as our doctors and experts in the Drug and Poison Information Center remind us, it’s also a time › Continue Reading