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  • Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 27-Jan-2016

    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career and relationships in order and to restore your sense of balance and peace of mind. Obviously, you need to give yourself time to grieve your losses. But ...
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  • Patients Suffer Serious Infections from Defective Scopes

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 26-Jan-2016

    Outbreaks of potentially deadly bacterial infections caused by defective duodenoscopes have been identified in 25 separate locations nationwide, affecting dozens of patients, according to a recent U.S. Senate investigation. The scopes are used to examine the duodenum, or the upper part of the small intestine. The Los Angeles Times reports that the 301-page Senate document focuses on Olympus Corp., ...
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  • Health Care Trends for 2016

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 25-Jan-2016

    In the 2010s, the way Americans consume health care has evolved significantly. While some of these system-wide changes clearly stem from the regulations associated with the Affordable Care Act, others have resulted from technological advances. Here are some of the new trends. Increased Cost and Deductibles Health care costs are increasing to the extent that one-third of Americans report postponing ...
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  • Honda Expands Recalls After Authorities Confirm a Ninth Takata Air Bag Death: Car Industry Rocked by Challenges in Its Wake

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 24-Jan-2016

    As this blog and other news sources recently reported, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed a teenager received fatal injuries from a crash in July linked to a defective Takata airbag. This latest death brings the total number of reported fatalities directly associated with Takata air bags to nine. Seven other fatalities occurred in the U.S., and one occurred in ...
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  • Many Victims of Domestic Violence Have Undiagnosed Traumatic Brain Injury

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

    The New Yorker reports that medical professionals often fail to diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI) in victims of domestic abuse. Per this news analysis, when emergency room personnel examine women following an attack, they usually don’t order CT scans or MRIs. A diagnosis of TBI frequently indicates that the victims of abuse are likely to become victims of homicide later. Without the TBI ...
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  • Latest Air Bag Death Reveals Inefficiencies in U.S. Recall System

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

    Last July, the driver of a Honda Accord died in an accident due to a faulty Takata air bag - one of the models recalled by Takata in a massive company move. This latest tragedy highlights the vivid dangers posed by defective car safety products. Per the Los Angeles Times : "The accident occurred in July near Pittsburgh. The teenage driver, who was not identified, was in a 2001 Honda Accord, ...
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  • 7 Tips for Protecting Children From the Dangers of Cold Weather

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-Jan-2016

    Frigid temperatures transform the mid-Atlantic landscape into a dazzling snowy wonderland, creating opportunities for children to enjoy winter sports as well as spend more time indoors. Yet kids need extra protection from the cold because their judgment isn't fully developed, and their small size makes them more likely to lose body heat quickly. Here are some winter weather safety tips to keep ...
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  • Safe Driving Tips for Extreme Winter Weather

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-Jan-2016

    Severe winter weather, frigid temperatures, and ice and snow produce an array of driving hazards. Exercising caution and knowing what to do in adverse conditions can protect you from accidents and injuries. Here are strategic tips to stay safe on the road, no matter what Old Man Winter throws at you. Precautions for Cold Weather Driving To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, don't warm up your ...
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  • January Is National Blood Donor Month

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

    Every year, in late December, many of us sit down and make heartfelt resolutions to perform acts of kindness or do something to help humanity in the year ahead. Quantifying that urge – and putting intention into action – can be surprisingly challenging, though. Donating blood offers a wonderful way to fulfill this yearning to help, and it can make a huge difference for those in need. ...
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