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  • Six Surprising Facts about Heat Stroke

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 24-Jun-2015

    Heat stroke can be a serious danger during the summer months. Understanding what puts you at risk for heat stroke and what symptoms it causes are essential for your health and safety. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe: Heat kills an average of 658 people every year in the U.S., according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that tracked heat-related ...
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  • Repercussions of the Volvo Safety Test Debacle

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 24-Jun-2015

    Despite the hype over automated safety features on today’s automobiles, the recent debacle over a demonstration of Volvo’s automatic stopping feature shows just how far the industry still has to go in reaching its goals: During this particular test, a dealer attempted to show off the safety feature by heading directly into a group of people, two of whom were struck when the vehicle ...
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  • Father's Day Tips for Caring for Your Dad Who's in the Hospital

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 23-Jun-2015

    Father’s Day is a day to recognize all the great things your dad has done for you – a day for ballgames, barbecues and special gifts. But for dads who are spending the day in the hospital, the day can appear pretty bleak. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make the day extra-special, even if your dad is sick or injured. Here are four ideas to get you started: Decorate the room. ...
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  • Father’s Day Tips for Caring for Your Dad Who’s in the Hospital

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

    Father’s Day is a day to recognize all the great things your dad has done for you - a day for ballgames, barbecues and special gifts. But for dads who are spending the day in the hospital, the day can appear pretty bleak. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make the day extra-special, even if your dad is sick or injured. Here are four ideas to get you started: Decorate the room. Choose a ...
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  • Four Medical Problems That Are More Common in Summer

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

    Summers are filled with picnics, barbecues, beach trips and other fun activities, but they can also be a time of increased risks for specific types of disease. While it may seem like most illnesses occur during the cold months of winter, summer brings its own health issues, including these four common problems: Asthma Summer staples like campfires and smoke from barbecue grills, significant ...
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  • June is National Physical Safety Month

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

    The National Safety Council (NSC) exists for one purpose only: To promote health and safety among all residents of the U.S., at work, at home and on the road. Every June, the NSC asks Americans to celebrate a month of safety, raising awareness of some common yet preventable dangers that can pose risks to health and life. In honor of National Safety Month, here are five quick tips to help you stay ...
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  • Five Scary Things You Didn't Know about Hospital Errors

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 22-Jun-2015

    Doctors and other medical personnel are in unique positions of trust; when we’re ill or injured, we trust these men and women with our very lives. But in recent years, several studies have revealed an alarmingly high number of medical errors, many of which lead to life-threatening complications. Consider these eye-opening statistics: • More than 400,000 people die each year as a result ...
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  • Eight Ways to Ensure a Safer Graduation Party

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 22-Jun-2015

    Your teen is about to graduate: Congratulations! That’s a big achievement - for both of you. If your teen plans on celebrating the event with friends, you might be concerned about his or her safety, especially if partying is likely to occur. Setting some ground rules before the big event can ensure that your teen understands your expectations and abides by them. Here are a few quick tips to ...
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  • Exploring the Impact of New Regulations: Where Are We Now Regarding Compounding Pharmacies?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 16-Jun-2015

    As we have blogged for the past several years, the emergence of compounding pharmacies created an unexpected danger for consumers because there were practically no controls or standards governing the manufacturing of these medications. Compounding pharmacies came into existence to create personalized medication for patients. The dangers of compounding pharmacies first became evident in 2012, when ...
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  • Four Essential Travel Safety Tips for the Start of Summer

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 16-Jun-2015

    For most American families, Memorial Day weekend is not just a time to reflect on the sacrifices made by our men and women in the Armed Forces but also a time to relax, light up the grill and celebrate the unofficial start of summer. However, traveling on Memorial Day (and after the holiday) can be surprisingly scary. Even though the weekend is now in our rear-view mirror, you might find it ...
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  • Athletic Youth Concussions and Academic Performance: New Research

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 4-Jun-2015

    For the last several years, concussions and the overall effects they can have on a person's health have dominated news headlines. As we have written in earlier posts, the issue is becoming more significant. With prominent athletes and doctors working to raise awareness, the public is more informed than ever before about the potential risks associated with concussions and traumatic brain injuries. ...
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