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March
18,
2024
| 12:55 PM America/Chicago

By Jean Yaeger

Cases of accidental marijuana ingestion increased again in 2023, a trend reflected in data from the Cook Children’s Emergency Department (ED).

Statistics from the ED at

October
29,
2020
| 15:14 PM America/Chicago

The Texas Poison Control Center Network reports that calls for children ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitizer are up 80% from last year. 

Fears regarding COVID-19 have increased the amount of hand sanitizer and

January
16,
2020
| 11:38 AM America/Chicago

"What happens if my child eats all of my adult vitamins?"

We received this question recently. Let's discuss.

Just like any adult medication, vitamins should be locked away so that kids can't get

January
12,
2018
| 10:33 AM America/Chicago

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

July
14,
2017
| 10:26 AM America/Chicago

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

May
26,
2016
| 08:42 AM America/Chicago

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

November
16,
2015
| 07:01 AM America/Chicago

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