Justin Loden

Expert advice on how to deal with a snakebite: Do stay calm and call poison control. Don’t apply a tourniquet. And back away from the jumper cables.

Stay away from Copperhead Road. Also Rattlesnake Alley and Cottonmouth Boulevard.

Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt offers advice on how to avoid food poisoning this holiday season

Enjoy the meal while you’re having it, and remember it fondly afterward.

Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt sees rise in children ingesting essential oils

The Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center reported the number of essential oil exposures doubled between 2011 and 2015 and 80 percent of cases involved children.