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Tips for avoiding or treating poison ivy from the Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jun. 3, 2015—It’s the time of year when backyards attract children, trails beckon hikers, and poison ivy attacks the unwary. This itch-causing plant pest, along with its cohorts poison oak and poison sumac, cause more common allergic reactions than any other source, said Renee Miller, R.N., a certified specialist in poison information at the Tennessee Poison Center...

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Tennessee Poison Center warns against designer drug “N-bomb”

Apr. 9, 2015—The relatively new synthetic drug 25I-NBOMe, or “N-bomb,” has been associated with the deaths of at least 17 people in the United States since 2010, when it first became available over the Internet, often marketed as “legal” or “natural” LSD. “The recreational use of synthetic (designer) psychoactive substances with stimulant, euphoric and/or hallucinogenic properties has...

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Tennessee Poison Center physician urges caution with powdered alcohol

Apr. 6, 2015—Powdered alcohol, marketed under the name Palcohol, was recently approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for sale in the United States. It is a powder that is packaged in a 4-by-6-inch pouch, to which water can be added to produce an instant alcoholic beverage. A bill currently making its way through...

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Stay safe from carbon monoxide poisoning during cold snap

Feb. 18, 2015—With temperatures in the next few days predicted to be the coldest of the winter so far, people using space heaters to get some extra warmth into their homes need to be aware of a potential silent killer—carbon monoxide.

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Tennessee Poison Center physician offers tips to prevent holiday poisonings

Dec. 22, 2014—Families with young children, and those who might have an occasional young visitor, should take special care during the holiday season to make sure that decorations and other signs of the season don’t pose a risk to children. One of the most important poison prevention tips is to make sure that alcoholic drinks and products...

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Brown recluse spider bites crawling upward

Jul. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer.

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VUMC’s Seger lauded by European clinical toxicology association

Jun. 26, 2014—Donna Seger, M.D., professor of Clinical Medicine and medical director for the Tennessee Poison Center, has received a fellowship in the European Association of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT).

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Tennessee Poison Center physician offers tips to prevent holiday poisonings

Dec. 11, 2013—The holidays are a relaxed time for families and friends to spend time together, but before children are out of school for the holidays and tiny friends and relatives come to visit take some time to poison proof your home. One of the most important poison prevention tips is to make sure that alcoholic drinks...

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