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2014-07-02 23:01:22

The Firm is investigating Tylenol lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered severe liver damage due to the acetaminophen in Tylenol-brand over-the-counter medications. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 As Tylenol lawsuits (http://www.tylenollawsuitclaims.com/) continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the release of a new report aimed at promoting acetaminophen safety. According to the document, which was issued last month by the Acetaminophen...

2014-06-05 04:21:14

Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, comments on an article that provides information on poisonous plants and tips to preventing rashes from poison ivy. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel, a Staten Island Pediatrician, provides advice on how to avoid poison ivy plants, and treat or prevent rashes. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140604/94471 According to an article published by KidsHealth.org, poison ivy, poison oak, and poison...

2014-04-29 23:19:15

The American College of Medical Toxicology is working with The Global Educational Toxicology Uniting Project (GETUP) to promote medical toxicology education and specialized patient care worldwide. The GETUP initiative connects clinicians in countries with established clinical toxicology services to those in countries without these services. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), through its International Committee, is working with the Global...

2014-04-25 23:02:02

Legendary rock star Bret Michaels is set to take center stage on Saturday, May 3 at the 27th annual Ride for Life event at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa. Philadelphia (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Legendary rock star Bret Michaels is set to take center stage on Saturday, May 3 for an exclusive concert for hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts at the 27th annual Ride for Life event at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa. to benefit the Muscular...

2014-04-09 23:22:53

Bret Michaels, rock star, reality star and former front man for the mega band Poison, will be on stage Saturday night at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in The Pavilion. Charenton, LA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Bret Michaels, rock star, reality star and former front man for the mega band Poison, will be on stage Saturday night at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in The Pavilion. "Bret Michaels is one of hard rocks biggest personalities. He owns the stage when he performs and Saturday night we...

2014-03-25 23:02:48

Poison centers report a recent uptick in calls about exposures to e-cigarette devices and liquid nicotine. ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America’s 55 poison centers are urging the public, especially parents, to use caution when using e-cigarette devices and highly concentrated liquid nicotine and to keep them up and away from children, according to John Fiegel, AAPCC interim executive director. Poison centers...

2014-03-17 23:21:19

Dallas personal injury lawyer Jeff Rasansky discusses National Poison Prevention Week, and shares some tips on protecting your children from household poisoning accidents. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 National Poison Prevention Week began Sunday, March 16th, and runs through Saturday March 22nd. Started more than 50 years ago, the event seeks to reduce the number of deaths due to accidental poisoning in the United States. It’s estimated that 40 children die every year as a result...

2014-03-14 23:02:13

National Poison Prevention Week Runs March 16-22, 2014 Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) will join local poison centers and poison prevention partners across the country in celebrating National Poison Prevention Week March 16 through 22, 2014, according to AAPCC President Marsha Ford, MD, FACMT, FACEP. Since 1962, the President of the United States has proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week to...

2014-03-12 08:31:57

Inventors Earn 50 Percent of Licensing Royalties for Successfully Commercialized Ideas CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a medical device incubator and healthcare innovation portal, is launching a global search to uncover innovative ideas for improving the design, packaging and administration of medications as a way to address the issue of accidental poisonings. This search coincides with National Poison Prevention Week, which takes place March 16...

Poison Centers Benefit Patients And Reduce Medical Costs
2014-03-11 10:57:06

Sherri McGinnis González , University of Illinois at Chicago School Patients who received help from a poison center had shorter hospital stays and lower hospital charges among those who are the most expensive to treat, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Poison centers provide 24-hour assistance year round to the public and to medical professionals. While studies show that poison centers reduce system-wide costs,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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