Checkup Newsroom (Poison)
2017
July
14,
2017
Deaths caused by accidental injuries have decreased over 50 percent since the 1980s. However, since the 1990s, deaths caused by accidental poisonings have doubled. Following a few simple safety steps can help prevent accidental poisonings.Click here ...
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May
18,
2017
As children go outdoors to enjoy the warm weather of spring, you could end up taking your young adventurers to the pediatrician for allergic reactions to poison ivy and/or poison oak. Green, glossy leaves that grow in clusters of three characteriz...
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2016
December
08,
2016
The U.S. Surgeon General  Food and Drug Administration urged all parents to "take a stand against e-cigarette use by our nation's young people" at a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 8. Dr. Vivek H. Murthy said e-cigarettes are the most commonly ...
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May
26,
2016
Already in the month of May, two children have been cared for at Cook Children's after getting bit by a snake. As summer approaches, more kids will be outside and parents should take the opportunity to teach their kids about snakes and what precautio...
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April
25,
2016
With three boys in a house, ranging from 7 years old to 6 months, the Slaydons knew about the importance of child-proofing their home. After all, they’d already seen one rough and tumble boy try to wreck the house and put everything in his mouth, ...
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2015
November
16,
2015
Imagine you are 5 years old. It’s a beautiful day and you are stuck in the house with a fever. Your wonderful mother gives you little orange tablets that taste like oranges. You think taking these little tablets that look a lot like M&M’s will make y...
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