Category Archives: poison center

Information, inspiration in Upstate Health spring issue

In this issue of Upstate Health: * Read about the expansion of Upstate’s sleep center, the only one in this region with services that accommodate children as young as infants. * Meet a former trauma patient who shares his ordeal, … Continue reading

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Opioid misuse tied to heroin dangers

Here is a Q&A with Michele Caliva, RN, and Nicholas Nacca, MD. Caliva is the administrative director of the Upstate New York Poison Center. Nacca is a medical toxicology fellow. You can listen to an extended version of this interview … Continue reading

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Drugs you rub into your skin can be dangerous, too

When a previously healthy 18-month-old child developed a diaper rash, the toddler’s mother reached for some pain-relieving cream. What she grabbed was a prescription her husband used for neck pain. She rubbed a small amount onto her son’s rash and … Continue reading

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Doc puts toxicology in a box for medical education

An assistant professor of emergency medicine is using comic illustration to teach clinical toxicology. “Toxicology in a Box” is a deck of 154 full-color flashcards designed to teach how to recognize and treat drug overdoses and poisonings. Brian Kloss, DO … Continue reading

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Heroin use, overdose and deaths increase

Heroin is cheap and easy to obtain, and youth in Central New York are not getting the message that the drug is dangerous. “They don’t really believe that it’s as dangerous as it is. They are not heeding the warnings, unfortunately,” … Continue reading

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Upstate Poison Center experts offer tips to stay safe during the holidays

The season of holiday giving and decorating has begun, and the Upstate New York Poison Center is offering Central New Yorkers tips to stay safe while engaging in the joys of the season. “There are so many elements of the … Continue reading

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Lessons from Upstate: Party drugs can have lasting consequences

A 20-year-old woman was dropped off semi-conscious at Upstate University Hospital’s emergency room. She did not respond to doctors. She was not feverish. Her heart beat normally. She had wet herself and vomited. Blood tests revealed no alcohol in her … Continue reading

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