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Poison center trends, with guest Michele Caliva, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Last year's calls reveal troubling new cases among kids

Swallowing bleach and wrong doses of common pain relievers are among the most common cases dealt with by the Upstate New York Poison Center, notes Michele Caliva, who reviews the overdoses and accidental ingestions the center logged in 2022. Caliva, the center's administrative director, also gives safety tips for parents. The 24-hour-a-day center celebrated 65 years of service in 2022; it handles questions as well as emergencies from the general public.