Keep the Joy in Your Holiday

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many of us are either getting ready to travel or preparing for guests. To spend this time with family and friends and avoid a frantic trip to the emergency room, please take a few moments to think about safety. If you are traveling with young children or pets, look around for dangers. The family or friend you are visiting may not normally need to worry about a curious mind
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Happy Birthday United States!

Happy 237th Birthday United States! Wow, have we grown!  In 1776 there were 2.5 million people in the US, today there are over 316 million. That means a lot more 4th of July celebrations, which means a lot more poisoning opportunities from picnics, glow sticks, boating, and fireworks. Most people are aware of fire and physical injury dangers associated with fireworks but I want to remind you that fireworks can poison
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Father’s Day

Sunday, June 16th, is Father’s Day.  Bet you didn’t think a big green guy would know anything about the one day each year when dads all over the country are bombarded with handmade art, edible goodies, gadgets, trinkets and lots of hugs and kisses!  My friends in the call room have kept me up to date on all the latest munchkin misadventures and I know that some of the most popular gifts are potential problems.  They
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How does Mr. Yuk celebrate?

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and I am going to celebrate!  “How” you ask, “does a big green dude celebrate St. Patrick’s Day”?  Just like everyone else– with feasting, drinking, shamrocks, limericks and (because I don’t want to get pinched) wearing green. Let’s just look at my list and make sure I got it all covered. ♣ I’m having corned beef for dinner so I called my friends at the Poison Center at 800-222-1
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Here it comes…hopping down the street…

Do you see that pretty little blue Easter egg? It looks sweet nestled beside those beautiful blooms and blends in so well, a perfect hiding place. Just think how it will smell in a week if your kids don’t find it right away, ewwww. Each year I get a few calls from parents whose two-year-old has found that egg and eaten it! Double ewwww! Basic egg safety for Easter egg hunts: • Don’t use cracked eggs for h
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