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Hidden Winter Hazards

When it's too cold to play outside, children are often left to find their own adventures indoors. It's all part of cabin fever - being cooped up and having to make do with indoor activities.  Adults experience it and so do the kids. We'd like to...

Cold Season Is Here

“Do you know what you need to know about cold and cough medicines?” Many people choose to treat “common cold” symptoms with, non-prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicines. Although these products are easy to obtain, keep in mind that they are serious medications that need...

The Danger of Alcohol

The Dangers of Alcohol Winter’s here and it’s time for football games, holiday parties and opportunities to come in from the cold to relax in front of a cozy fire. For some of us these scenes may be completed with the addition of an alcoholic beverage...

Travel and Poison – What’s the Connection?

Travel and Poison – What’s the Connection? Holidays usually mean school breaks, and for some travel, which brings changes to daily household routines. Although you may take great pains to make your home a safe place for your child, the Indiana Poison Center would like to remind you...

Holiday Plants

When giving a holiday plant as a gift, always attach the name of the plant. That way, if a child or animal were to eat part of the plant, the Poison Center could be told exactly what type of plant is involved. In a case of plant poisoning, the Poison...

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