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Keeping your meds away from baby

A new report reveals small children treated in emergency rooms for swallowing medication usually find it in easily accessible places.

E-R visits for accidental poisoning are up 30-percent from a decade ago, and researchers are finding most of those kids are rarely climbing cabinets to get to candy looking pills as many have suspected.

Instead, a large majority of kids are getting them from off the floor, or from inside a purse, or a nightstand, even finding them dropped between couch cushions.

Researchers at safe kids worldwide also found that 31-percent of the swallowed pills belonged to moms and 38-percent to grandparents.

Bottom line, store pills out of sight and out of reach and be sure to tell grandparents and caregivers they need to do that too.


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