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  • Swimming Pool Safety for Children and Their Families

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 27-May-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer vacation season for many families. Children’s excitement mounts as they count down the days until school is over and the neighborhood swimming pool opens. Unfortunately, though, it is also the season during which many children will needlessly drown. Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related ...
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  • Proton Pump Inhibitors Can Cause Bone Fractures

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 26-May-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner The FDA has warned that Proton Pump Inhibitors can cause bones to fracture when used for more than one year or prescribed in higher doses. According to ABC World News, as reported by CBS Evening News, "high doses or long-term use of what are called proton pump inhibitors can lead to an increased risk of bone fractures." This is especially ...
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  • Click It or Ticket Campaign for 2010

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 25-May-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner Since 1993, when the first "Click It or Ticket" campaign began in North Carolina, seat belt enforcement campaigns have become standard nationwide in an effort to to reduce highway fatalities. According to the annual "Click It or Ticket" press release from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic and ...
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  • Hospitals Fail to Discipline, Report Problem Doctors

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 21-May-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that across the country, "hospitals either aren’t disciplining doctors who have had problems, or are finding ways to avoid federal reporting rules." The Post-Dispatch discusses the case of Dr. Surendra Chaganti of St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Missouri. Despite his involvement in a ...
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  • Congress Refutes Toyota’s Claim That Company’s Engine Electronics Are Safe

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 21-May-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner The Los Angeles Times reports that House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman, speaking at his committee’s hearing into the cause of Toyota’s sudden acceleration crisis, said that the automaker "still had not done the testing required to determine the cause…and had been more concerned about its image than addressing the ...
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  • Studies Show Interruptions Lead to Medical Errors

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 14-May-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner When medical providers are interrupted, or cause themselves to be distracted, patients suffer. According to a recent article by MedPage Today, "Busy clinicians in the emergency department reduce the time they spend on clinical tasks when interrupted, working faster and possibly cutting corners, a prospective observational study found. Overall, ...
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  • BP Executives Under Senate Fire

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 12-May-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner BP executives have been receiving emotionally charges and pointed questions from Senators during hearings over the Gulf spill. The Nightly News reported that "Senators had no patience … Senators wanted answers and accountability. Two big issues drew deep skepticism. What fix will actually work and who covers the spiraling cost?" ...
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  • Prom Safety: Common Sense Advice for Parents and Teens

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 12-May-2010

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner Proms are supposed to be fun. All too often, though, they end in tragedy. By combining common sense and advance planning, proms can be both fun and safe. As we have written during previous prom seasons, a primary emphasis for both parents and their teens should be safety. Having lives shattered or ended is hardly the way that anyone would want to ...
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  • Battery, Software Errors Lead to Recall of Infusion Pumps

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 10-May-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner Recently, Baxter International issued a voluntary recall of their Colleague infusion pumps, which are used in hospitals to deliver various forms of medications and nutrients to patients. According to the New York Times, the FDA said that the pumps have contributed to more than 56,000 complaints of injuries and deaths between 2005 and 2009. The ...
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  • Driving After Dark Increases Risk For Teen Drivers

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 6-May-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner According to a Washington Post article, a report by the Texas Transportation Institute, which used federal traffic fatality data from 1999 to 2008, has found that "[d]riving after dark is the single most-dangerous risk a teenage driver can take and is more likely to result in death than drinking, speeding or disregarding a seat belt." The ...
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