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  • Japanese Air Bag Manufacturer Will Be Fined $14,000 a Day Until a Solution Is Reached

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 28-Feb-2015

    Japanese air bag manufacturer, Takata Corporation, faces $14,000 in fines per day from the U.S. federal government. As we've reported several times over the past several months, Takata faces a serious federal investigation pursuant to charges that the company made faulty and potentially dangerous airbag inflators. Although Takata officials say they have been cooperating with investigators, the ...
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  • New Dietary Guidelines Call for a Drastic Reduction in Sugar Intake – Cholesterol and Fat Limits Raised

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 27-Feb-2015

    The Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee (DGAC) has changed its recommendations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' dietary guidelines, which are used to create menus for schools and public food services and to outline food assistance programs like WIC and SNAP. The Committee seeks to heavily restrict the amount of added sugar Americans use on a daily basis, along with some ...
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  • Checklist and Tips for Safe Winter Driving

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 26-Feb-2015

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Much of the country has been blanketed by snow or experiencing other brutal winter weather during 2015. Although school children may be enjoying their mini-vacations, drivers are feeling tortured by the conditions. If you did not prepare your car for winter before now, you should certainly do so now. Listed below are tips from ...
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  • The Hottest Topic in Pro Football: How Concussions Are Changing the Game for the NFL

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 26-Feb-2015

    The NFL Players Association and other advocacy groups are raising awareness regarding traumatic brain injuries and concussions. Many players are subjected to forces far beyond natural human tolerance, and they receive head injuries that can ruin their lives. Dozens of these injuries, however, continue to go unreported. Players fear coming forward about their injuries because of cultural norms, ...
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  • Used Car Buyers Beware: Unfixed Recalls Are on the Market

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 26-Feb-2015

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Following a year of an unprecedented number of vehicles recalls for safety defects, potential used car buyers need to be more cautious than ever before in purchasing a used car. Currently, there are no laws that require sellers of pre-owned vehicles, both private sellers and registered used car dealers, to make any of the recalled ...
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  • January Witnesses 4,180 New Claims Seeking Compensation from GM

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 25-Feb-2015

    On February 4 th, thousands of claimants will learn whether they might be able to obtain compensation from General Motors (GM) for defective product claims filed prior to 2009, when the U.S. automaker had been hunkering in bankruptcy. 4,180 claimants — who contend that GM product defects caused serious injuries and death — took legal action before a January 31 st deadline. Per the ...
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  • Broken Heart Syndrome Leads to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular/Other Illnesses

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 23-Feb-2015

    The physical pain you feel after the loss of a loved one is real. Studies conducted in the UK indicate the first 30 days of grief bring immediate increased risk for heart attack and stroke. The body's response to loss starts psychologically and impacts physical responses. Over a period of time, this can lead to adverse health outcomes. Evidence of "broken heart syndrome" provides ...
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  • 5 Safety Reminders for Burn Awareness Week

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 23-Feb-2015

    Burn Awareness Week takes place at the beginning of February every year. Burn injuries most commonly affect small children in the home. Accidents regularly occur from scalding liquids, hot stoves, and steam. Scalding liquids cause the highest rate of injuries in children under the age of 4. Physicians treat more than 100,000 minors annually for injuries associated with scalds. These accidents ...
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  • NHTSA Recommends Equipping New Vehicles with Automatic Braking Systems

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 18-Feb-2015

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that two new automatic braking systems should be added as part of the safety features to be included under it New Car Assessment Program (NCAP): Crash Imminent Braking (CIB) and Dynamic Brake Support (DBS). NHTSA data indicates that a third of all ...
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  • Disturbing Study Shows Psychiatric Illness More Likely After Brain Injury

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 12-Feb-2015

    A 1999 study, Rate of psychiatric illness 1 year after traumatic brain injury, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, sought to determine whether patients who experience traumatic brain injury might be at increased risk of developing psychiatric illness. No prior study that had considered this possibility used accepted research standards or chose a sufficiently large sample size. The ...
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  • 15 Year Finnish Study Finds Premature Death Risk Associated with Previous Head Trauma

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 12-Feb-2015

    A new research study, Head trauma with or without mild brain injury increases the risk of future traumatic death: A controlled prospective 15-year follow-up study, published in the January issue of the Journal of Neurotrauma, suggests that any serious head injury, with or without brain impact, can lead to an "increased risk of future traumatic death." Since 1999, researchers at Oulu University ...
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