Cardiovascular (heart) medicines are used to treat diseases of the heart and high blood pressure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the most common prescription drugs taken by adults are for cardiovascular disease.
Talking With Your Pre-Teen or Teen about Medicines and Other Substances
Pre-teens and teens make up about 17 percent of cases managed by the Maryland Poison Center annually. Studies suggest you should start talking with children about substances when they are an early pre-teen. Let’s review medicines and other substances they may be using.
Food Safety for the Big Game
Gearing up for the big game? Whether you are watching with your family or having a party with friends, don’t invite food poisoning to the watch party!
Babysitting Poison Safety
Poisonings are very common in children under the age of six, and 90 percent of the time they happen at home! So before you go out for a date night, talk with your babysitter about poison safety.
Poison Safety Tips While Traveling
Poisonings don’t take a vacation. They happen 365 days a year. Stay safe while away with these tips!
Meet Our Experts: Noelle
One of the goals of our eAntidote blog is to introduce you to the real poison experts who answer the phones at the Maryland Poison Center (MPC), as well as our staff members. Read this Q&A to get to know one of our specialists: Noelle Etube.
What You Should Know About Poison Hemlock
Poison hemlock is a toxic weed that grows in almost every state in the United States. It is found in fields and vacant lots and along roads, fences, and streams. All parts of the plant are toxic due to an alkaloid called coniine.
National Safety Month in the Workplace
June is National Safety Month! While the main focus is workplace safety, a lot of the information and safety tips also applies to your home and wherever else you may be.
7 Unforgettable Cases Managed by the Maryland Poison Center
With a combined 210 years of experience managing cases, our poison specialists have heard it all. Whether the case involves life-threatening poisons or those that cause little or no harm, the poison specialists at the MPC are always available to help.
Herbicides, also known as weed killers, are a common household product. The spring season brings warmer weather and a chance to spend more time outside. You may also notice more weeds growing in your lawn or garden. Learn more about herbicides.