Fall 2011 Category

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Raiding the Medicine Cabinet

October 19, 2011

Drug disposal event saving environment /livesby Carole Bartoo America has a drug problem. But it’s not what you think; in fact this drug problem is probably happening in your community – even in your own home. The problem is the accumulation of prescription drugs with no good plan for disposing of them.  As the number…

Dangers of Improper Prescription Drug Use

October 19, 2011

Prescription painkillers can cause nausea and vomiting. Mixing anti-anxiety or sleep disorder drugs with other drugs, particularly alcohol, can slow breathing and heart rate, and possibly lead to death. Abusing stimulants while taking a cold medicine with decongestants can cause dangerous increases in blood pressure and irregular heart rhythms.

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

October 19, 2011

Source: National Institute for Drug Abuse After marijuana, prescription and over-the-counter medications account for most of the top drugs abused by 12th graders in the past year. Nearly half (47%) of teens who use prescription drugs say they get them for free from a relative or friend. More than three in five (62% or 14.6…

How to Safely Dispose of Drugs

October 19, 2011

Drug take-back events are happening more frequently across the country.  We challenge you to take a hard look at the contents of your medicine cabinet, purse, wallet, dresser drawer or any place where you keep medicine.  Chances are you have some expired medicines. If there isn’t a drug disposal event near you, follow these steps:…

Healing Through Literature

October 19, 2011

by Leslie Hill Christine Shih cared for a range of patients – adolescents in a student health center, premature babies, elderly eye patients and adults with leukemia – then turned her attention to a different set: the Elizabeth Darcys and Fanny Prices populating the Regency-period English countryside in classic novels by Jane Austen. The Setting…