Overdoses in children may not be what you think

When parents think of drug overdoses in kids, many think of street drugs such as bath salts, marijuana or ecstasy. However, parents need to keep in mind the dangers associated with drugs right in their […]

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7 surprising poisons

What do button batteries, medications and cleaning products have in common? They’re three of the items on the list of seven surprising poisons provided by the Kentucky Poison Control Center of Norton Children’s Hospital to […]

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Kentucky Poison Control Center’s top calls: Cleaning products, cosmetics

Laundry pods, makeup, ibuprofen. If your child has ever gotten into one of these items, you’re not alone. The Kentucky Poison Control Center of Norton Children’s Hospital recently released a list of products that generated […]

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Teens putting selves, others at risk eating detergent in ‘pod challenge’

A new social media trend is causing alarm: Teens are scarfing down laundry detergent pods and posting videos and memes. The “pod challenge” usually involves a teen preparing to eat a pod, then sticking it in […]

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Is caffeine really deadly?

It’s been making national headlines this week — a teen in South Carolina died after consuming a heavy dose of caffeine. Reports indicate he drank a large Diet Mountain Dew, a café latte from McDonald’s […]

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Tales from the poison center: vape juice

My 3-year-old son and I stopped by my buddy’s house to borrow a tool for a plumbing repair. While we were in the garage, Matthew wandered away and into the house. I don’t know how […]

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How to treat an eye injury

Eye poisonings are plaguing Kentucky families and, without proper treatment, these injuries can have devastating effects. Last year the Kentucky Poison Control Center received nearly 2,000 calls about Kentuckians getting chemicals in their eyes. Experts […]

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Which holiday plants are really poisonous?

Raise your hand if you have a poinsettia by the fireplace, a Christmas tree in your living room or mistletoe hanging from a doorway. Now, keep your hand up if you know which of these […]

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Tales from the Poison Center: Cough syrup

Can I just say that I fully expect my son, Connor, to win the Nobel Peace Prize one day? He has been reading since he was 3 and, for a 6-year-old, we think he’s pretty […]

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Energy Drink Warnings

I love my cup of coffee in the morning. In fact, I imagine I’m slightly addicted to that morning dose of caffeine. But what I’m hearing about energy drinks is more than just a java […]

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