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  • Could Vegetable Oils Be Contributing to Kidney Disease and Other Health Problems?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 14-Mar-2016

    As we discussed in a previous post, March is National Kidney Month. To that end, let’s explore a surprising dietary factor that may contribute to kidney dangers in some people: vegetable oils. Many people mistakenly believe that vegetable oils are healthy “good fats” that, at minimum, are better for you than so-called saturated fats found in foods like meat and cheese. In ...
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  • Safety Strategies for Avoiding St. Patrick's Day Accidents

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 14-Mar-2016

    On March 17th, millions of people will adorn Shamrock-themed costumes and ring in St. Patrick’s Day with green beer and corned beef. Enjoy the festivities, but be mindful when engaging in revelry. For complicated psychological and cultural reasons, national holidays tend to cause celebrants to forego safety and good sense, as we reported last month in our piece, on Valentine's Day safety ...
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  • Safety Advocacy Group Calls on U.S. Regulators to Reopen Jeep Probe

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

    The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) , a consumer watchdog group, is calling upon U.S. regulating authorities to reopen an investigation into older Jeep SUVs made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Since a June 2013 recall, models with rear-mounted fuel tanks have caused fires that have led to fatalities, most of which have occurred in rear-impact crashes. In a crash, the plastic gas tanks can ...
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  • Maker of Dialysis Product Agrees to Pay $250 Million to Settle Out of Court

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

    German company Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) recently agreed to a $250M out-of-court settlement with U.S. plaintiffs, who charged the business with downplaying side effects of a medical concentrate it makes. The firm provides thousands of dialysis centers across the U.S. with goods and services that treat kidney disease or failure. Clinics used their product called GranuFlo or NaturaLyte to prepare ...
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  • Pedestrian Death Totals Spike in 2015

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

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. Newly-released data indicates that pedestrian deaths increased by approximately 10 percent in 2015 over 2014, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The annual report analyzes data provided each year by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Authors of the report expressed alarm in projecting the largest ...
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  • 7 Spring Driving Tips

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 7-Mar-2016

    Spring is almost here, offering a reprieve to a mid-Atlantic region buffeted by substantial bouts of snow this year. Unfortunately, the melting of the snow and ice can reveal some serious driving hazards, such as potholes and slick roads. Be smart this spring to prevent accidents, vehicle damage and injury. Here are some driving tips to help keep you and others on the road safe. Avoid Potholes ...
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  • In Like a Lion – How to Protect Yourself and Your Property from March’s High Winds

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 7-Mar-2016

    March is not usually associated with dangerous, life-threatening wind damage, but meteorologists in the mid-Atlantic area have measured high winds that have been sustained up to 40 - 50 mph. Believe it or not, according to NOAA, wind claimed the lives of 54 people in the United States in 2014, including two residents in Washington D.C. The National Weather Service advises: “During the spring ...
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  • March Is National Kidney Month

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

    Thirty-one million Americans are afflicted with chronic kidney disease (CKD). To combat this sobering statistic and improve the health of the population and reduce affiliated medical costs, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) designates March as National Kidney Month. The purpose of this campaign is to increase awareness of kidney illness and mobilize fundraising and awareness in the medical community ...
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  • 6 Spring Break Safety Tips

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

    Many look forward to the fun and recreation associated with spring break, but the events carry an increased risk of certain dangers. Being aware of the hazards and taking precautions can help protect you (or your kids, if you’re the parent of a teenager about to head south with friends to Cancun or Miami Beach). Below are some guidelines to follow. 1. Limit Alcohol Intake The Centers for ...
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