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  • Raw Milk Cheese from Vulto Creamery Results in Deaths from Listeria Outbreak

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 25-Apr-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. Vulto Creamery recently announced a recall for all of the raw milk cheeses produced by its plant and suspended operations until the FDA's final Listeria inspection outcome and source are determined. Internal records indicated that the equipment and production plant received positive results for Listeria for 20 months prior to the ...
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  • Surprising Dangers of Common Seasonal Allergies - and How to Avoid Them

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 24-Apr-2017

    As April showers bring May flowers, so also come the sneezing, sniffling, watery eyes and more. For the millions who suffer from common seasonal allergies, these symptoms can be little more than an annoyance, but occasionally they can get out of hand, causing severe reactions or unforeseen dangers. What are some examples of seasonal allergies turning dangerous? Allergies may be more severe one ...
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  • Violent Video Games and Real Life (Part 2-Can Violent Games Cause Harm or Injury to our Kids?)

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-Apr-2017

    In our previous post, we discussed the science behind how violent video games can affect our children—how they may cause our children to act more aggressively without necessarily causing them to become violent or commit crimes. Now let’s look a little more closely at how game violence might affect our children directly: Can they cause our children mental, emotional or even physical ...
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  • Violent Video Games and Real Life (Part 1-Can Violent Games Cause Our Children to Do Harm?)

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-Apr-2017

    Ever since the invention of the video game, the controversy a possible link between violent video games and real-life violent behavior has been raging. With every news report of a mass shooting or act of violence, particularly by the young, the debate rekindles. Do these games teach our children to become violent toward others? Let’s step back from the emotional factors for a moment and look ...
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  • GHSA Releases Pedestrian Fatality Data Report: What It Means for You

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 17-Apr-2017

    The Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) recently released a report on its preliminary 2015 findings on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State. The numbers are both surprising and alarming. Let’s look at a few highlights from the report. Pedestrian fatalities are up an estimated 10 percent nationwide between 2014 and 2015. Twenty-six states reported increases in pedestrian ...
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  • "Never Events": Four Terrifying Types of Surgical Mistakes

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 14-Apr-2017

    Despite the efforts most surgical professionals make to prevent them, serious surgical mistakes sometimes occur. The medical community refers to these types of mistakes as “never events”—events that should never happen—and yet a study by Johns Hopkins reveals that at least 4,000 of these “never events” happen every year. Let’s look at four examples. ...
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  • April Showers Bring Flowers AND Make D.C. Roadways Treacherous: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 13-Apr-2017

    Spring has finally arrived, which means our roadways should now be safer to drive, right? Not so fast. Surprisingly, the Federal Highway Administration says rainy conditions account for 46 percent of weather-related crashes, as opposed to only 17 percent for snow and 13 percent for ice! Additionally, wet roads from rain, snow or ice contribute to nearly three-fourths of all weather-related ...
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  • Preventing Choking Accidents with Multiple Small Children at Home

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-Apr-2017

    Choking accidents pose a genuine threat for small children; in fact, the New York State Department of Health says choking is the fourth leading cause of death among children under 5. When you have a single toddler in the home, “choke-proofing” can be as easy as buying only age-appropriate toys and keeping smaller objects locked up and out of reach. However, how do you keep the home ...
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  • Giant Food Pulls Bagged Spinach after Live Scorpion Found by Customer

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 11-Apr-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. After notification from a local news station, Giant Food recently pulled their bagged spinach products from shelves. A couple from Maryland found a live scorpion in a recent purchase of bagged spinach, captured it, and returned it to the store.The customer asked Giant to stop selling the bagged spinach, but the store did not initially do ...
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  • Going In for Surgery? Research Your Doctor and Hospital in Advance with These Powerful Tools

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 7-Apr-2017

    To avoid becoming a victim of medical error, be vigilant whenever you go in for an evaluation, treatment or surgical procedure. Take personal responsibility for your own healthcare. That due diligence process begins before you ever go into the hospital or allow a doctor to treat you or a loved one. If you have a surgical procedure planned, research the hospital and the surgeon to make sure ...
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  • Multi-State Investigation Continues as E.coli Infections from I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter Expand

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 31-Mar-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. According to the recently-posted update on the CDC website, multi-state outbreaks of Shiiga toxin-producing Escherichia coliO157:H7 (E.coli) infections are linked to I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter. Tracking of the recent outbreak began on March 7, 2017, when the company recalled all varieties of I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters and all ...
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  • 5 Dangers in the Home Hiding in Plain Sight

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 30-Mar-2017

    Laundry detergent pods—those convenient dissolvable packets you just throw into the washing machine—have become extremely popular in recent years. However, who would have thought they could pose a danger to your child’s eyes? The New England Journal of Medicine recently released a bulletin stating that between 2012 and 2015, incidents of ocular burns from detergent pods in ...
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  • Takata Airbag Recall List of Vehicles Continues to Grow

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 27-Mar-2017

    After years of scandal, millions of dollars in fines and even criminal charges, the Takata airbag fiasco doesn’t show signs of fading anytime soon. In January, automakers Ford and Toyota collectively added more than 1.3 million affected vehicles to the recall list for faulty airbag inflators. Since the first investigations began in 2013, Consumer Reports says that as of this month, the ...
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  • New Doctors to Be Allowed to Work 24-Hour Shifts Starting July 2017

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 24-Mar-2017

    Starting July 1, a profession already plagued by fatigue may become less safe for patients. As the Washington Post reports, the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education has approved lifting the 16-hour shift cap on first-year doctors, enabling them to pull 24-hour consecutive shifts in hospitals across the United States. The counsel says the change should actually make healthcare safer ...
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  • The Dangers of Sleep Deprived Doctors and Nurses: By the Numbers

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 22-Mar-2017

    For many healthcare professionals, the battle to get enough sleep is a constant challenge. Many resident physicians are on call for 24 hours at a time, often in recurring shifts. Nurses commonly work 13-14 hours at a time—sometimes longer—and are often asked to come back for coinciding night and/or day shifts. Does sleep deprivation affect patient safety? Many studies say it does. By ...
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