Tag: "drug and poison control"
Parents: talk to your kids about the Benadryl challenge
The Benadryl challenge is the newest social media game which can be quite dangerous, and potentially fatal. What is it? The Benadryl challenge is something many kids first saw on
Tips to Prevent Accidental Alcohol Ingestion in Kids
Tis the season for celebrating! While no parent intends for their children to accidentally ingest alcohol, it is a common occurrence. Read more for tips for preventing it and what to do if it happens.
Parents of Teens: 8 Facts To Know About Nicotine in E-Cigarettes
Chances are high that our teens have been exposed to e-cigarettes, thought about using them, or have used them. Read what parents need to know about them so that they can have frank conversations with their teens about the risks.
4 Things Parents Need to Know About Medications and the Summer Heat
The summer heat can change the effectiveness of some medications, and other drugs can magnify the sun's effects. Read further how the sun can impact medicine and what can be done to prevent it.
Teens and Drug & Alcohol Abuse: Tips to Help Prevent It
Teens have a tremendous amount of stress in their lives. Schoolwork, sports, and part time jobs all add up. Some may turn to drug and/or alcohol as a way to cope. Read tips on how to prevent drug & alcohol abuse.
Quiz: Reasons to Call the Drug & Poison Information Center
No one intends for an accident to happen! Keep the Drug & Poison Info Center number handy to save time in an emergency. Our poison prevention specialists can help you decide next steps to take when there is an accidental exposure. Review this quiz to see the types of questions our call center typically answers.
Parents: Talk to Your Teens About the Dangers of Nicotine Toothpicks
There is a new nicotine product parents need to be aware of: nicotine toothpicks. While cigarette use is down among teens, these alternate forms of nicotine consumption are increasing at an alarming rate. Learn about nicotine toothpicks so that you can talk to your teens about them:
4 Must-Know Facts About Marijuana Edibles
Marijuana edibles are food products that contain marijuana. Learn about the dangers these products can pose related to accidental ingestion.
Help Identifying Common Poisonous Plants and Tips for Avoiding Them
It's important to know which poisonous plants to avoid to keep your family safe. Learn which are most common in the Midwest and some safety tips to steer clear of them.
Accidental Exposure to Substances at School: Keeping Safety Top of Mind
Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime, but many can be prevented with a little information sharing and awareness spreading. Keep back-to-school safety top of mind by reading the most common accidental exposures at school.
“Juuling”: An Update on Teens and E-cigarettes
Juuling is essentially vaping e-cigarettes with an inconspicuous product. Read the 5 things that parents of teenagers need to know about this trend.
Staying Safe While Staying Warm: Carbon Monoxide Reminders
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer: it's invisible and odor-less. With winter in full-swing, read a few reminders to keep your family safe.
Homemade Slime: Experts Weigh in on Safety, Germs
Learn more about the most common ingredients used to make slime and how to make it safely at home with your kids.
Snake Bites: How to Prevent and What to Do If Bitten
It's important to know how to prevent snake bites and what to do if your child is bitten because common misconceptions about snakes can make the bite worse.
Spring Cleaning? Keep These Safety Precautions In Mind
Poisonings are now the leading cause of death from injuries in the US. Follow these Spring cleaning safety reminders to keep your family safe!
E-Cigarettes, Teens and “Dripping”: 4 Safety Concerns
A new study shows that one in four high school students who use e-cigarettes have been "dripping" with them. Read 4 safety concerns.
The Latest Warning Against Codeine: What Parents Need to Know
Health organizations continue to strengthen their warnings against the use of codeine. Here's what parents need to know about it.
Avoiding Harmful Exposures: Halloween Safety Tips
By following these safety tips, parents can help prevent Halloween-related exposures and injuries, and be prepared in case of an emergency.
Teething Tablets: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
The past few weeks have been confusing for parents of teething toddlers. Your questions about teething tablets answered here.