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  • Six Common Dangers for Children In and Around Cars & How to Prevent Injury

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

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner As parents, we make every effort to keep our children safe in the car, ranging from our choice of family vehicle to car seat selection to even having an expert check the car seat installation. Perhaps overlooked in our efforts are even more dangers that we should note. Safercar.gov has identified six common dangers that even the most ...
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  • National Nutrition Month is Overshadowed by Uncertain, Controversial Guidelines

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 26-Mar-2015

    March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign managed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The goal of this campaign is to highlight the important of making smart, informed nutritional decisions in order to promote a healthier lifestyle. However, making the right choices can be difficult when the information available to the public is contradictory or uncertain. According to a recent op-ed ...
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  • Understanding the Implications of a Possible Supreme Court Ruling Against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

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

    This summer, the Supreme Court will hand down a decision in King v. Burwell that could have profound ramifications for the future of the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as Obamacare. If the Supreme Court decides to rules against the Obama Administration, defenders of the President's plan worry that the results could be catastrophic for adults and children alike. According to a recent ...
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  • Basketball: Not as Safe as it Seems

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

    It’s March Madness time, and fans everywhere are watching their favorite basketball teams tear up the court. However, few people realize the risks associated with this popular sport. When most people think of concussions and traumatic brain injury in contact sports, football or hockey comes to mind. Unfortunately, football is not the only sport capable of causing these serious conditions. In ...
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  • National Work Zone Awareness Week: Expect the Unexpected

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

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner As road construction and repair season nears, the U.S. Department of Transportation has launched an initiative for National Work Zone Awareness Week, as noted by road signs along many commuter routes. This year’s theme, “Expect the Unexpected,” emphasizes that drivers should be prepared for changes, including reduced ...
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  • With Millions of Vehicles Remaining at Risk of Malfunction, Honda Reaches Out to Owners

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

    As pressure on the Takata Corporation increases, Honda Motor is doing what it can to encourage owners to bring their vehicles in for repairs. The cars in question are equipped with malfunctioning airbags that have been linked to at least six deaths worldwide, according to the New York Times. At this point, only 14 percent of the affected vehicles have been effectively repaired. Honda’s ...
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  • AAA Research Reveals Distraction & Teen Crashes More Serious than Previously Believed

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

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner By this time, most everyone realizes that distracted driving is inherently dangerous. Many people even acknowledge that teen drivers are the most likely offenders. Today, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released their comprehensive research of crash videos of teen drivers. According to the 1700 in-vehicle crash videos of the six ...
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  • World Health Organization Data: 1.1 Billion People at Risk for Hearing Loss

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-Mar-2015

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Around the world, 360 million people have moderate to profound hearing loss. Half of these cases of hearing loss are estimated to be avoidable. According to a recently-released news report from the World Health Organization (WHO) , “some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of ...
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  • World Health Organization Data: 1.1 Billion People at Risk for Hearing Loss

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 20-Mar-2015

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Around the world, 360 million people have moderate to profound hearing loss. Half of these cases of hearing loss are estimated to be avoidable. According to a recently-released news report from the World Health Organization (WHO) , “some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of ...
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  • Does a Vehicle Recall Mean Emergency? Sometimes, But Not Always.

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 20-Mar-2015

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Practically every day in the news, we learn of another vehicle recall. During the first nine months of 2014, there were over 500 automaker recalls, which affected more than 50 million vehicles. How does the average consumer sift through all this information to determine which recalls are actually safety issues and which are minor enough ...
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  • How Apps Like BACTrack and Services Like Uber Are Changing the DUI Prevention Landscape

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 19-Mar-2015

    Super Bowl Sunday witnessed a surge of DUI activity and arrests - a development that defense attorneys, police officers and public officials anticipated. While Seahawks fans gnashed their teeth and New England cheered, officers across the city (and state and country) set up dragnets and checkpoints to flag down dangerous drivers and get them off the roads. BACtrack, a breathalyzer attachment that ...
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  • March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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

    Every year, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) devotes one month to raising awareness about the latest treatment opinions and efforts to improve the lives of those suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Did you know? • 2.5 million Americans will experience a brain injury this year alone. • Falls are the leading cause of TBI (35.2 percent), followed by motor vehicle ...
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  • Statistics and Safety Tips to Avoid St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Hazards

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 14-Mar-2015

    People around the globe know St. Patrick's Day as a celebration filled with shamrocks, green beer, and Irish whiskey. With the celebration fast approaching on March 17th, the Internet has started to flood with ideas for festive themed drinks. Unfortunately, we can't give you a scientifically-backed hangover cure, but we can provide statistics and safety tips to make your holiday a little safer. ...
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  • Unapproved Knee Replacement Device: OtisKnee Used Before FDA Approval

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 10-Mar-2015

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Currently, the most common elective surgery in the country is for knee replacements, approximately 700,000 per year. With an aging population driving demand, more companies are creating opportunities to get into the market. OtisMed Corporation marketed OtisKnee before FDA clearance, resulting in numerous knee surgeries that ultimately ...
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  • Baseball Spring Training: Are Your Ball Players at Risk for Head Injuries?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 10-Mar-2015

    Every year, a few professional baseball players suffer injuries associated with direct ball strikes to the head. The strikes happen quickly, and they can impact with a force of up to 100 or 120 mph. In 2014, Dan Jennings of the Miami Marlins suffered a concussion after being struck by a line drive going 101 mph. The pitcher stumbled around the mound for a minute before emergency responders took ...
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  • Comprehensive Pediatric Concussion Guidelines Released by Canadian & US Pediatric Emergency Medicine Researchers

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 9-Mar-2015

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Developed by a panel of 30 medical experts from Canada and the United States, Guidelines for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussions (first edition) was published in June, 2014. In a review of the guidelines, Physicians Weekly summarizes: “The guidelines provide healthcare providers with evidence-based recommendations to ...
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