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Author: Tavia Smith

Tennessee Poison Center warns about dangers of ‘dewshine’

Jan. 29, 2016—A lethal concoction of racing fuel and Mountain Dew claimed the lives of two Tennessee teens and has sparked the Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) to warn about the lethality of what has been called “Dewshine.” The Tennessee Poison Center, housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was involved in the care of four Robertson County teenagers...

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Tennessee Poison Center warns of Thanksgiving hazards

Nov. 24, 2015—Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with family, friends, football and feasting. Unfortunately, it is also a day of hidden hazards.  The staff at the Tennessee Poison Center (TPC), housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, anticipates receiving about 135 to 145 poison exposure calls and five to 10 information calls this Thanksgiving season. Cheri Wessels, clinical...

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