Posts Tagged ‘medications’

Poison-Proofing Your Home: Identifying Common Household Poisons

Statistics show that over 300 children in the United States are treated everyday in an emergency department from being poisoned. The CDC reports that at least two children die daily as a result of exposure to poisons. These numbers are dramatic, so it is necessary to check your home and property for potential hazards.

There are many items in every room of your home that can be poisonous, especially to children. Many of us use these common household items multiple times a day and do not think twice about their hazardous effects; however, it is important to recognize that these products are toxic and can result in serious injury or death.

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SJS Awareness – Educate before you medicate

Millions of prescriptions are filled around the world each day, ranging from preventative antibiotics to the much needed anticonvulsant that helps a young child cope with epilepsy.

Most parents know that children should not take aspirin due to the predominance of Reyes Syndrome but few individuals are fully aware of all the possible side effects that can come with both over the counter and prescription medication.

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