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Cold weather increases risk for carbon monoxide poisoning

With home-heating season near, the Minnesota Poison Control System and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division remind Minnesotans that the risk of dangerous exposures to carbon monoxide (CO) increases — but these exposures can be prevented. Approximately 500 people die … Continue reading

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Poison Prevention Tips for Child Safety

National Poison Prevention Week March 15 – 21 In support of National Poison Prevention Week, March 15-21, the Minnesota Poison Control System and Safe Kids Minnesota are offering simple suggestions to keep children safe. The organizations emphasize that poisonings can … Continue reading

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Holidays, Kids, and Medicine: Safety tips

Medication Safety Tips From the Minnesota Poison Control System According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 60,000 children are seen in emergency departments annually due to accessing and ingesting medication.

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Don’t get “burned” by frostbite!

Every year, the Burn Center at HCMC admits approximately 20-30 patients for treatment of frostbite. Burn surgeons take care of injuries from extreme temperatures — both hot and cold.  Dr. Anne Lambert answers some general questions about frostbite. What causes … Continue reading

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Keep cool if you have a chronic medical condition

HCMC physicians are advising that people with chronic medical conditions, like those with heart or lung problems, take extra care to avoid extreme heat conditions. “While there is no direct relationship between excessive heat and cardiac arrest, heat exhaustion and … Continue reading

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Hennepin Regional Poison Center celebrates 40 years of caring for poison emergencies

Name your poison — Hennepin Regional Poison Center can help Exposure to carbon monoxide, medications, plants and household cleaners are just a few of the reasons people call Hennepin Regional Poison Center (HRPC) for help. Since 1972 it’s been one … Continue reading

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Avoiding unnecessary radiation: low-dose X-rays, CT scans at HCMC

Doctors at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) now have a new diagnostic tool that gives them the information they need – without the extra radiation patients don’t need. It’s part of a new approach to medical imaging based on Philips … Continue reading

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