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The Dangers of Accidental Battery Ingestion
Batteries can be dangerous if swallowed, especially for children. Unfortunately, children often don't understand the dangers associated with accidental battery ingestion.
Preventing Poisoning at Home
Our homes are filled with helpful things: medications, cleaners, hygiene products, jewelry and batteries. These items are helpful for adults, but they can be dangerous for children.
The Dangers of Dextromethorphan Overdose
Dextromethorphan is a common cough medication. While it's safe and effective in approved amounts, overdoses of this drug can be dangerous.
Out with It: New Tonsillectomy Guidelines
There has been an update to the guidelines for surgical removal of the tonsils.
Teaching Kids to Brush Their Teeth
It's National Children’s Dental Health Month. That means it's the perfect time to make sure your little ones have the skills they need to maintain healthy teeth for life.
Children's Dental Health
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS When do you take your baby to the dentist? When do you start brushing your baby's teeth? What toothpaste should you use?
Medicines and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman's life. However, because some medications are safe during pregnancy and others are not, it can also be a confusing time.
When the Weather Outside Is Frightful
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Few things stick in a child’s memory more than a perfect snow day. To ensure these winter play days aren't tainted by injury or illness, parents should be aware of the dangers tied to the coldest time of the year.
Measles Outbreaks
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS With 349 confirmed cases across the United States as of 2018, measles appears to be on the rise.
The Importance of Private Talks with Your Doctor
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff Many young people never get to have private discussions with their doctors without their parents in the room, according to a new study. And that could affect how adolescents feel about their doctors and preventive medicine.