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Misdosing over-the-counter medications for children

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Opinion

Lauren Grantz, Pharm. D. answers questions on dosages

Q How often are over-the-counter medications improperly administered? What are the effects of misdosing for the child?

A 39.4 percent of parents made an error in measurement of the intended dose of their child's medication (citation: Pediatrics. 2014 Aug;134(2): e354-61. doi: 10.1542/peds. 2014-0395. Epub 2014 Jul. 14 ). Effects of misdosing the child depends upon the medication being given. Overdosing a child with certain cough and cold medications may increase the child's heart rate or cause breathing problems. Giving too much ibuprofen may cause stomach problems.

Lower Macungie column

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Library open house will spotlight a new website and logo Nov. 22

Lower Macungie Library will feature the artwork of Luther Henninger who paints rural scenery.

The library will hold an open house 10 a.m. to 4 .m. Nov. 22 to celebrate the library's new logo and website. There will be refreshments, giveaways and the fall book sale. Demonstrations of the library website will be given 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The library will be closed Nov. 27 and 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.

MACUNGIE COLUMN Curbside leaf collection begins Nov. 10

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Macungie curbside leaf collection will take place Nov. 10, 17 and 24. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb by 7 a.m. Leaves can also be taken to the borough garage on South Church Street.

There will be a Listen Live Music Open Mic Night 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Doors open 7 p.m. For more information, call 610-966-6419 or email info@listenlivemusic.org.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN 'Remembering Elvis' at LMMS

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Macungie Minstrelaires will present "Remembering Elvis" at Lower Macungie Middle School. Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. Part of this year's proceeds will benefit the Autism Society of the Lehigh Valley.

For tickets and information, order online at www.macungie-minstrelaires.org; email minstrel@ptd.net; or call 610-770-6845.