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Warmer weather signals start of snake season

Warmer weather signals start of snake season

June 17, 2015
The most important first-aid tip if bitten by a snake is to call the NM Poison Center and get to the nearest hospital right away. “Do not try any other first-aid methods because they are often useless and may cause more harm,” cautions Dr. Steven Seifert, medical director of the New Mexico Poison Center.
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UNM Hospitals set to cut ribbon on new North Valley clinic

UNM Hospitals set to cut ribbon on new North Valley clinic

By Cindy Foster | May 14, 2015
The UNM Hospitals North Valley Center for Family and Community Health holds its grand opening ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 15. Speakers from community organizations and entertainment from students of St. Theresa’s Elementary will be part of the ceremony.
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Synthetic drugs re-emerging, warns poison control centers

Synthetic drugs re-emerging, warns poison control centers

April 30, 2015
In New Mexico, half of the 10 exposure calls this year for adverse reactions to these drugs have been made in the month of April, data that seems consistent with the national trend, reports New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center Health Educator Jacqueline Kakos.
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March 15-21 is National Poison Prevention Week

March 15-21 is National Poison Prevention Week

March 13, 2015
The New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC), a public service program of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, needs your support in raising awareness about the dangers of poisons and what can be done to prevent poisonings.
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NM Poison Center stresses holiday safety

NM Poison Center stresses holiday safety

December 17, 2014
The New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC) is wishing New Mexico a safe and happy holiday season by offering tips to protect family, friends and neighbors from a potential poisoning.
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American Association of Poison Control Centers encourages support of local poison centers on "Giving Tuesday"

American Association of Poison Control Centers encourages support of local poison centers on "Giving Tuesday"

December 01, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) encourages people across the U.S. to support their local poison centers through donations on Dec. 2, 2014: Giving Tuesday. According to GivingTuesday.org, since 2012 the Tuesday following Thanksgiving has been known as Giving Tuesday; a day when “charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.” The nation’s 55 poison centers receive millions of calls each year from the public, law enforcement, and health care providers. Operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and serving all 50 states and U.S. territories, poison center experts are ready to answer questions and help treat people of all ages who have been exposed to poisons at no cost to the caller or healthcare system. In addition to answering calls from individuals, poison centers have played critical roles in public health ranging from the outlawing of synthetic drugs in 2012 (Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act), to alerting the public about the dangers of single-dose laundry packets in 2013, and recently in the West Virginia chemical spill on Jan. 9, 2014. Additionally, for every dollar invested in the poison center system, an estimate of $13.39 is saved in medical costs totaling more than $1.8 billion in savings every year. Unfortunately, government funding has decreased (36 percent since 2010) which has forced six poison centers to shut their doors since 2010. "Giving Tuesday is a fantastic initiative and AAPCC is proud to align itself with this movement on this global day of giving,” said AAPCC executive director Stephen T. Kaminski, J.D. “It is our hope that people recognize the important role poison centers play by donating to this worthy endeavor.” AAPCC encourages the public to call their local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 to find out how to donate, or visit http://www.aapcc.org/about/poison-center-donations/. For more information, the media may contact Brett Schuster, AAPCC associate manager, Public Relations and Member Services, at 703.894.1865 or schuster@aapcc.org.
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