Jan 24, 2017
Post By: Children's Health
Every year in the U.S., more than 60,000 kids wind up in emergency rooms because they were messing around with medicine — unsupervised. Medications typically have bright, happy colors, funny shapes, some even look and taste like candy, so why wouldn’t kids be tempted to explore the medicine cabinet or mom’s purse?
On an average, kids receive the wrong medication or dosage every 8 minutes. Parents, caregivers lead busy, distracted lives: Without taking the time to read proper dosage or warning labels, a kid’s health can be jeopardized.
Your child does not need to be a statistic. These simple steps can help ensure that very medicines made to keep your child healthy don’t play a part in putting your child in danger.
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