When I was about 10, my younger sister swallowed a puppy worming pill. My mother called 800-222-1222 — the Poison Control Center — to find out what to do. She told them my sister’s age, weight and what else she had eaten that day, among other things. I honestly don’t remember what advice she got or if there was any treatment, but what I do remember is how calm she was when she hung up.
Q: My church group is going on a mission to Guatemala. What preparations should we make?A: Many things can be done to help ensure a traveler’s health and safety. See your healthcare provider (HCP) well before your planned departure date.
By Charlyn FargoCreators SyndicateWe could pick a lot of food to fit this category, but when it comes to nutrition, leafy greens are rockstars, according to the latest issue of Food & Nutrition magazine.
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