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Easy Rider's chopper is up for auction

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:12
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Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit launch derailed by bug

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:05
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707-horsepower 'muscle car' gets 22 MPG

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:36
Even though it's being called the "most powerful muscle car ever," the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is not the biggest gas guzzler out there.

Man who died in prison for rape he didn't commit is remembered

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:36
Even while imprisoned for a rape he didn't commit, Tim Cole never stopped acting like a big brother.
Categories: National News

Feds: N.Y. store owner funded ISIS

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:36
An owner of a New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight and plotted to do some killing himself, federal authorities say.
Categories: National News

Baby in stroller falls on train tracks

CNN World - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:27
A surveillance camera captured footage of a baby in a stroller falling onto train tracks at a station in Australia.
Categories: International News

Breast implant shortage in Venezuela

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:04
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Inside London Fashion Week

CNN World - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:16
The most quirky, compelling and quizzical pieces from the Spring/Summer 2015 collections.
Categories: International News

And the world's busiest airport is ...

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:10
It's probably no surprise to anyone who has flown through Atlanta that the city's airport is still the busiest passenger airport in the world.
Categories: National News

Biden says use of term 'shylock' was a poor choice

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:10
Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his use of the term "shylock," which some consider anti-Semitic, was "a poor choice of words."
Categories: National News

'Mockingjay -- Part I' gets official trailer

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:05
On Monday, fans eager for more Katniss Everdeen got a sneak peek of the heroine in action in the first official trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part I."
Categories: Entertainment News

Robin Thicke: 'I was high and drunk'

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:01
Summer 2013 was blurry for Robin Thicke, according to what the "Blurred Lines" singer told lawyers in April.
Categories: Entertainment News

Odile slams Mexican resorts

CNN World - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:52
The once-powerful Hurricane Odile weakened to a tropical storm as it worked its way across the Baja California peninsula early Tuesday.
Categories: International News

Adrian Peterson causes chaos for fantasy football

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:42
The Adrian Peterson scandal isn't just sending shockwaves throughout the NFL and its sponsors. It's also causing chaos in the lucrative world of fantasy sports.

Cranston's one-man show

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:23
Bryan Cranston performs a one-man show for TBS MLB Postseason. See more here: http://www.youtube.com/user/BleacherRepor
Categories: Entertainment News

A BlackBerry ... designed by Porsche

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:58
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Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:53
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Labor gets rare South win at American Airlines

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:52
Organized labor has won a rare victory in the South.

Grandparents, Keep Your Meds Up and Away From Young Children

Features - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:32
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(NewsUSA) - Grandparents love spending time with their grandchildren. Grandbabies bring so much joy. However, it's not unusual for the curious, tiny fingers of youngsters to end up in places they shouldn't. Putting precious or breakable objects out of reach is important, and so is keeping medicines and vitamins up and away and out of sight of young children.

More than 70,000 children end up in emergency departments each year after getting their hands on medicines left within reach. That's 165 kids -- or roughly four busloads of kids -- per day. Far too often, that medicine belonged to a grandparent.

Where are young children getting their hands on medicines? From countertops and bedside tables, purses and pockets, and loose pills on tables or floors. Weekly pill minders can help you keep track of multiple medications, but they rarely have child-resistant features so a curious child can't get into the colorful medicines stored inside.

"Grandparents and parents may not be aware of the danger posed by leaving medications where young children can reach or see them," says Dr. Dan Budnitz, director of the Medication Safety Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "A few simple steps -- followed every time -- can protect our children."

So, grandparents, enjoy your precious time with your young grandchildren. But whether hosting them in your house or visiting at theirs, remember to store your medicines in a place they cannot access. Here are some tips from CDC's "Up and Away and Out of Sight" initiative:

* Keep all medicines and vitamins up and away and out of sight in a high cabinet or other place inaccessible to your grandchildren. If you think you may forget to take your medicines if they are not in sight, leave yourself a reminder on the refrigerator or somewhere you check daily.

* Never leave medicine or vitamins out on a counter or bedside table, even if you have to take the medicine again in a few hours.

* Always relock the safety cap on a medicine bottle. If it has a locking cap that turns, twist it until you hear the click.

* Never tell children medicine is candy so they'll take it, even if your grandchild does not like to take his or her medicine.

* Keep purses, bags or coats that have medicines or vitamins in them out of reach and sight of young children.

* Program the Poison Help number (1-800-222-1222) into your phone so you have it in case of emergency.

Visit UpandAway.org for more tips on safe medicine storage.

 

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