Entries by Poison Center

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday April 27, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM   Although Americans are becoming more aware of the prescription drug abuse epidemic, drug overdoses are killing more people than ever before. A recent public health study found that more than half of individuals who are prescribed an opioid pain medication […]

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Some E-cigarette Users Are Having Seizures, Most Reports Involving Youth and Young Adults

The FDA has become aware that some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving youth or young adult users. Seizures or convulsions are known potential side effects of nicotine toxicity and have been reported in the scientific literature in relation to intentional or accidental swallowing of e-liquid. However, a recent uptick […]

Poison Prevention Tips

Poison Prevention Tips from the Nebraska Regional Poison Center Poisonings are a leading cause of unintentional injury death in the U.S.  While the majority of poison-related exposures occur in children under 5 years of age, deaths among young children have decreased over the years in great part to poison centers’ accessibility to the public and […]

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Be safe in the Season of Fall

Carbon Monoxide (CO): Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless dangerous gas. It can be produced by: Burning charcoal indoors Gas-fueled water heaters Heating a home with a gas stove Improperly functioning gas furnace Vehicle exhaust Wood stoves CO can mimic other illnesses such as the stomach flu or food poisoning. Early symptoms are headache […]