Blog Posts in August, 2016

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  • Hepatitis A Outbreak from Tropical Smoothie Cafe Expanded to Five States

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 31-Aug-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. In follow up to our earlier post regarding the link between a Hepatitis A outbreak and frozen strawberries served at Tropical Smoothie Cafes in Virginia, continuing CDC investigations have now confirmed that the Hepatitis A infections are more-widely spread, now including Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon and Wisconsin as well as Virginia, ...
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  • 6 Back to School Safety Guidelines That Don't Get Discussed Nearly Enough

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 30-Aug-2016

    As kids head back to school, it pays to keep in mind some general safety precautions. While hazards are an inherent part of life, following common sense measures can often prevent injuries. Here are some guidelines that don’t get as much attention as they warrant. Make sure backpacks aren’t so heavy that they strain your child’s back, resulting in pain and poor posture. The ...
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  • Fresh-Cut Vegetables from Country Fresh Recalled after Positive Listeria Test

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 29-Aug-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. According to an August 26, 2016, FDA recall notice, Country Fresh, LLC. of Conroe,Texas, has just recalled 30,000 cases of fresh-cut vegetable products because of a potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. The contamination was discovered during a routine screening by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Further distribution ...
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  • The Dangers of E-Cigarettes and Vaping

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 22-Aug-2016

    Huge numbers of teens and tweens across the country are vaping, a term that refers to smoking e-cigarettes. What are these devices? Do they pose a serious health threat? What can you do as a concerned parent? The discussion below offers a quick take on these burning questions. What Are E-Cigarettes? E-cigarettes look like the traditional version, and they work in a similar way. While traditional ...
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  • Hepatitis A Cases in Virginia Potentially Linked to Frozen Strawberries

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 22-Aug-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. As part of an investigation of Hepatitis A cases, the Virginia state health officials recently issued a public health warning relating to frozen strawberries used by Tropical Smoothie Café. The frozen strawberries, which were imported from Egypt, were used in nearly 100 Virginia locations and are possibly linked to a cluster of ...
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  • How to Find Out About Drug or Medical Device Recalls

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-Aug-2016

    Manufacturers and government agencies sometimes recall drugs and medical devices because of minor irregularities, such as labeling errors or small defects that don’t pose a threat to public health. However, occasionally, recalls of such products are due to serious problems that can put lives at risk. You can find out about these scary product recalls through the methods below. Websites Two ...
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  • 6 Lawn Mower Safety Essentials and Why They're So Important

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 15-Aug-2016

    Lawn mowers are dangerous tools that are responsible for tens of thousands of injuries every year. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, their tremendous power has caused burns, broken bones and deep cuts as well as the loss of fingers and toes. Due to the risks involved, people should be aware of the hazards and take precautions when using these tools. Here are some tips to ...
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  • A Guide to the New Sunscreen Labels

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-Aug-2016

    In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established new sunscreen labeling to remove some of the industry’s most unsubstantiated marketing claims. While controversy surrounds some aspects of the new labeling policies, many experts concur that they should protect the public better than the former system. The information below discusses the changes. Broad Spectrum: The past decade of ...
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  • Maryland Apartment Explosion and Fire Leaves Almost 100 Homeless, 30 Injured, 5-7 Missing People

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 11-Aug-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. According to local news sources, an early morning apartment building explosion and fire has left almost 100 people homeless, 30 people injured, and between five and seven people missing in Silver Spring, Maryland. Debris from the explosion is spread over a wide area, and has damaged other buildings across the street. Roads in the area are ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Adult Immunization Guidelines

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 10-Aug-2016

    Vaccinations for adults and children are a hot topic of debate, but this discussion will present only the viewpoint and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The oversight agency advocates certain immunizations for all adults and additional ones for various segments of the populace. You can discover what you need to know in the summary below. All Adults Adults ...
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  • Prince George's Hospital NICU Transfers Babies After Dangerous Bacteria Found

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 10-Aug-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. As reported by NBC News, Maryland's Prince George's County Hospital is clearing all babies from its NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) after three babies tested positive for Pseudomas infections, a bacteria found in soil, water and plants. Nine infants were moved to other hospitals after the discovery. According to the statement ...
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  • 7 Things You Might Not Know About Heat Stress

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 9-Aug-2016

    Heat stress presents an ominous threat to health, as it can lead to heat stroke, a life-threatening emergency. In addition, it sometimes causes heat cramps and rashes as well as serious injuries. Even people who are young and healthy can fall victim to its effects. Here are a few things you might not know about the disorder. The public normally associates heat stress with being outdoors, but ...
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  • New Salmonella Infection Prompts Calls for Warning Label

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 8-Aug-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. As reported recently by the Food Poison Journal, a new outbreak of Salmonella infection from alfalfa sprouts supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver, Colorado has affected consumers in nine states. Results from the Federal, state and local trace back investigations indicate that the ill people in the current outbreak all reported ...
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  • When to See a Doctor for Sun-Damaged Skin [5 Big Warning Signs]

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 5-Aug-2016

    Sunlight exposure boosts the body’s supply of vitamin D, an action that can lead to wide-ranging health benefits, especially for people deficient in this key hormone. Yet too much of a good thing can result in serious problems. Here are five signs of sun-damaged skin that signal you need to make an appointment with a doctor. Dry Skin: The sun’s heat strips away the skin’s ...
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  • Heads Up Football: Youth Football Program Is Not as Advertised

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 1-Aug-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. The New York Times recently published an enlightening article detailing significant discrepancies between the safety claims and effectiveness of Heads Up Football and the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention. USA Football was created in 2002 by the NFL and its players unions to oversee youth football and encourage more ...
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