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  • Back to School – Make Safety Count

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 29-Aug-2013

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner As school begins across the country, it seems appropriate to revisit some of the many blog entries we have posted over the years with the goal of educating children and their parents of the need for safety awareness. With new schools, inexperienced teen drivers, challenging sports activities, and temptations for "cool" ...
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  • NFL and Former Football Players Settle Concussion Lawsuits

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 29-Aug-2013

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner During recent NFL seasons, a main theme has been concussions and former players’ lawsuits. Today’s settlement of the lawsuit brought by former NFL players against the NFL for deliberately misleading players about concussion risks brings attention to the importance of taking concussions seriously. The settlement fund is ...
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  • How Safe Are Drivers the Morning After Taking Sleep Aids?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 28-Aug-2013

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Is there a possible link between sleep drugs and automobile accidents? Consumer advocates have long warned that there is. New evidence indicates that the effects of common prescription sleep aids do affect drivers the following day. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer advisory in 2007 requesting that all manufacturers ...
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  • Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 27-Aug-2013

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Deaths caused by carbon monoxide poisoning are preventable tragedies. In fact, according to a recent Forbes article, twenty-five states now require that residents have a carbon monoxide alarm in their home. The Lauren Project, a non-proft organization for carbon monoxide awareness, follows legislation for each state and includes a ...
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  • Hepatitis A Outbreak Prompts Pomegranate Seed Products Recall

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 13-Aug-2013

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner In response to a multi-state outbreak of Hepatitis A, public health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are conducting ongoing investigations. While Hepatitis A is common in developing countries, it is rare in the United States. Hepatitis A is one of the most ...
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  • Stay Alive, Don’t Text and Drive

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 13-Aug-2013

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner In follow up to Virginia’s new law making texting while driving a primary traffic offense, Virginia Beach reminded drivers via flashing signs, "STAY ALIVE, DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE." In a previous blog posting, I summarized Virginia’s new texting law. A key piece of the new law is that reckless driving can now be ...
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  • “Skitching” – Skateboard Thrill Seeking with Unintended Results

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 12-Aug-2013

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Earlier this summer, a local teenager was killed while skitching, a skateboard stunt that involves riding a skateboard while holding on to the side of a car. His friend, the driver of the car, has been charged with reckless driving, with other more serious charges pending. Skateboard skitching continues to be popular among teens and is ...
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