97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Safe Keeping of Family Medications

by Matt Malone & Rose Willson

Aired: 7.1.2019

To feel and to stay well, we often take medications, vitamins, or supplements whether it be by prescription or purchased at our local grocery store.  While these medications are meant to help an individual, in the wrong hands these medications can be dangerous.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly covers tips on how to keep your loved ones safe by putting household medications in a safe place.

The Facts

According to the CDC, approximately 60,000 children each year, end up in the emergency room due to consuming a medication that was left in their reach without adult supervision.   What may be the proper medication for one individual is not safe for another.  

Safe Place Tips

  • Keep your family medications out of sight and reach of children.
  • If able, use a locked medicine cabinet or place a child lock on a cabinet that is out of a child’s reach.  
  • It is easy to leave medication out when a child is sick and will need another dose in a few hours.  Even though it takes more time, remember to put the medication back in the safe place until it is next needed. 
  • If you are taking your child to a relative or friends home, be sure to ask if they have their medications in a safe place.  
  • Be sure to check the safety lock on the medication to ensure it is properly secured.

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.

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