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Posted: Oct 22, 2018

Help Fight Drug Abuse, Accidental Poisonings

Written by SMH Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist Nick Scaturo

Expired or unused drugs stored in your cabinets can put you and your family, friends or neighbors at risk. Cleaning out your medicine cabinets regularly and properly disposing of prescription medications helps protect you and your community by getting potentially harmful medications off the street. 

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018

Hands-only CPR How-to ~ SMH TopTips

With SMH Cardiovascular Program Coordinator Jacqueline Krusewki

Do you know what to do if a loved one or friend has a heart attack? Performing hands-only CPR on them can greatly increase their chance of survival. It’s easy to learn—only two steps—and saves lives. Watch this video to learn how.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018

Get the Facts on Rat Poison-tainted ‘Legal Weed’ ~ Ask an Expert Q&A

With SMH Emergency Medicine/Toxicology Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

Recent social-media posts and news segments warning that a synthetic cannabinoid called “spice” was causing people to “bleed from their eyes” prompted us to seek out the truth behind the click-bait headlines. What are the health risks of using spice, aka "legal weed" or "K2"?

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Posted: Aug 28, 2018

Button Batteries & Kids: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

Thousands of young children swallow lithium button batteries each year in the US. Use these tips to prevent ingestions in your home, recognize the symptoms and know what to do if you suspect a battery ingestion.

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Posted: Aug 16, 2018

Hurricane Season Tips for Pregnant Women

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Nurse Sheera Thomas

Pregnant? Be sure you're ready for severe weather with these dos & don'ts and emergency kit checklist!

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