Blog Posts in May, 2011

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  • Memorial Day Marks Beginning of Summer Holiday Travel Season

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 26-May-2011

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior partner Traditionally, the summer travel season begins with Memorial Day Weekend. Increased traffic volume also means an increased chance of automobile accidents. Common sense preparation and safe driving practices can prevent many of those collisions from ever happening. Before traveling, follow these sensible guidelines: Check your car ...
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  • 22,000 Dream On Me Cribs Recalled

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 24-May-2011

    By Catherine Bertram WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Full-Size and ...
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  • Quest Diagnostics To Pay California $241 Million to Settle Claims

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 23-May-2011

    By Catherine Bertram According to an article in the Los Angles Times, by Mark Lifsher, Quest Laboratories agreed to pay the State of California $241million to resolve a lawsuit that was pending against them. The lawsuit alleged that Quest Diagnostics paid illegal kickbacks to doctors, hospitals and clinics for steering patients their way. Quest denied any wrong doing. California has a law, similar ...
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  • Study Shows Poor Infection Control in Nursing Homes Linked to Lower Staffing Levels

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 20-May-2011

    By Catherine Bertram Infections in nursing homes kill 400,000 residents a year according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control. The authors contend that nearly one-sixth of the US nursing homes have significant deficiencies in infection control. Over 100,000 patient encounters were reviewed. The University of Pittsburgh Public Health program researchers analyzed ...
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  • 100,000 Lives Lost Each Year Due to Dirty Hospitals and Nursing Homes

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 16-May-2011

    By Catherine Bertram Each year 100,000 patients in hospitals and nursing homes in this country die from infection they acquired after being in a health care facility. This is the most common complication of hospital care and also one of the deadliest risks for patients according to government officials. In addition the loss of lives, the cost for our health care system is enormous. The estimated ...
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  • MSRA Bacteria Found in Meat Samples In Detroit

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 13-May-2011

    By Catherine Bertram Kim Kozlowski of the Detroit News reports, "For the first time in the United States, scientists have shown that the antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA is sometimes found in meat and poultry available at the neighborhood grocery store," according to the US Centers for Disease Control. ( CDC ) in a recent study in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. The study ...
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