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  • Could Changing from Daylight Saving Time Cause You to Get into a Car Accident?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 31-Oct-2014

    As the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) rapidly approaches, most Northern Virginia and D.C residents are probably more excited about getting an extra hour of sleep than they are worried about potential dangers caused by the time shift. But surprising and compelling research suggests that the transition to DST can lead to all sorts of havoc, including accident hazards at work, on the road, and ...
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  • Halloween Safety Guide: How to Keep Your Kids Safe during Trick or Treating

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 31-Oct-2014

    As October 31 rapidly approaches, kids across the D.C. and Northern Virginia region are excitedly picking out costumes and planning their trick or treating routes. But parents and caregivers should spend time thinking about how to protect young charges from potential dangers. To that end, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has compiled a list of important trick or treating tips, categorized ...
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  • New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 30-Oct-2014

    The nation is obsessed with NFL concussions and wants to know why they happen, what long-term effects they have on athletes and how the game of football should be changed to protect players. Yet our collective concern for college football athletes leaves something to be desired. A new study may change that attitude and shift the national conversation about concussions. Researcher Christine Baugh, ...
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  • What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Records

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 30-Oct-2014

    The proliferation of electronic medical records has, in many ways, benefited the health care industry. In theory, these sophisticated systems provide a centralized location for medical professionals to access and update patient information, instantaneously making data available to all of the patient’s providers. These systems can lower costs and reduce opportunities for error. But are these ...
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  • “What You Know That Just Ain’t So”: Is Conventional Wisdom about Certain Products Harming Us?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 30-Oct-2014

    For individuals trying to live a healthy lifestyle, constantly changing recommendations can be confusing. For those following a low-fat diet high in whole grains, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) recent study is alarming. The NIH conducted a study over a year with a group of 150 men and women from various racial backgrounds. One group received instructions to limit the amounts of ...
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  • What is Causing Dementia in Former NFL Players?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 29-Oct-2014

    The investigation continues into how head injuries affect NFL players. One of the most compelling details is the high prevalence of brain diseases in these athletes. According to recent data, almost one-third of all NFL players will contract dementia or Alzheimer’s disease over their lifetimes. Thousands of athletes currently suing the organization believe the NFL concealed the potential ...
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  • October Is Fire Safety Awareness Month: 8 Key Tips to Protect Your Family

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 24-Oct-2014

    As chills spread across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, homeowners across the region are lighting up their chimneys for the first time this season and mulling hot apple cider. Unfortunately, these “first fires of the season” have the potential to spark danger. Debris and other residue caught in unused chimneys can clog up flues, create back drafts, and, under certain unlucky ...
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  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 23-Oct-2014

    Frustratingly, breast cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of death among women, despite 40+ years of research into its etiology and billions of dollars spent to develop treatments for the disease and related cancers. However, some glimmers of hope may be emerging in the desperate fight to eradicate this disease and to help women survivors and their families cope. In the world of ...
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  • National Teen Driver Safety Week: “Parents Are the Key”

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 23-Oct-2014

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Driver inexperience contributes to about 3,000 lost teen lives each year. As a matter of fact, the number #1 threat to a teen’s safety is driving or riding in a car with a teen driver. However, according to NHTSA, a recent survey showed that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their teen driver about the key components ...
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  • 6 Dangers of Pharmacy Compounding: What Patients Need to Know

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 13-Oct-2014

    For millions of Americans, prescription drugs provide the help they need to live healthy, independent, pain-free lives. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carefully examines each new drug before allowing pharmaceutical companies to release them onto the market. However, patients sometimes have special needs that standard prescription medications cannot meet. Compounding pharmacies present ...
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  • DOT Reveals Powerful New Tools, Technologies and Ideas to Boost Car Seat Safety

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 13-Oct-2014

    If you’re the parent of young children, and you spend a sizable amount of time every day strapping your children into their car seats (and getting them out of their car seats!), you may have already heard about the Department of Transportation’s educational campaign, Child Passenger Safety Week, which took place in mid-September. During this safety week, the National Highway Traffic ...
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  • Former Compounding Center Supervisor Arrested Over Meningitis Outbreak

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 10-Oct-2014

    On September 4, authorities detained Glenn Chin at the Logan International Airport in Boston, as he tried to board a flight to Hong Kong with his family. His arrest can be traced back to a 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by tainted drugs from the New England Compounding Center. Chin served as a supervising pharmacist of the now defunct company. The outbreak, one of the deadliest in recent history, ...
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  • Prom and Homecoming Driving Safety Tips

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 10-Oct-2014

    Homecoming and prom seasons provide opportunities for parents to take some time to educate their children of the potential dangers of school dance nights. Take steps to protect yourself, your kids, and other people on the road. Here are three important driving tips. (Even more tips here, if you’re curious): 1. Set driving rules well before the dance. Don’t wait until the night before ...
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