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  • Halloween Safety - 11 Tips for Parents Who Want to Protect Their Kids

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 28-Oct-2016

    Kids look forward to dressing up in scary costumes and gorging on sweets at Halloween; yet sadly, this fun event presents certain hazards. These days, churches and sometimes community centers host Halloween festivities that provide a safe way for children to enjoy the holiday. However, for those who prefer the conventional method of trick-or-treating, here are some tips to keep in mind to minimize ...
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  • Sugar Addiction Awareness Day is October 30: What You Need to Know

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

    Can you actually be addicted to sugary foods and beverages? Sugar Addiction Awareness Day of October 30 presents an opportunity to learn more about the problem. The overview below provides information on how sugar affects your brain and general health, as well as gives tips in how to be free of the addiction. What Does Sugar Do to Your Brain? Research shows sugar triggers the release of natural ...
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  • "Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years"

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

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) just concluded another successful Fire Prevention Week, which aims to increase public awareness about fire safety among homeowners. This year’s theme was “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” Advice included in this theme was directed to American residents to keep their smoke alarms up to ...
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  • FDA: Egyptian Frozen Strawberries Banned

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

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. As part of the ongoing investigation of frozen strawberries from Egypt, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now issued Import Alert 99-35 for frozen strawberries from the International Company for Agricultural Production and Processing ( ICAPP ) the Egyptian firm responsible for production and distribution of frozen fruits and ...
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  • Preventing Raking and Yard-Cleaning Accidents: 5 Tips

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

    The cool temperatures of fall can transform a lawn into a carpet of crackling, colorful leaves. While the foliage imparts beauty, it also necessitates raking and additional yard care. Watch out for accidents and injuries that can occur during such endeavors. Here are five tips to help keep you safe: Protect your eyes and hands. The use of leaf blowers can cause dust and debris to fly into the ...
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  • Noah's Law: Maryland's New Driving Law Expands Ingnition Interlock Program

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

    Noah’s Law, named for Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta who was struck and killed by a drunk driver, came into effect on October 1, 2016. In an effort to curtail the number of drunk drivers on the road, Noah’s Law expands Maryland’s Ignition Interlock Program by requiring that all drivers convicted of a DUI are only permitted to drive cars with an ignition interlock ...
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  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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

    On October 22, 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host its National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The initiative aims to “provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.” In May, the DEA collected 893,498 pounds of unwanted medicines – ...
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  • Is There an Impending Medical Malpractice Insurance Crisis?

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

    During the past year, life insurance companies have dramatically raised the fees they are charging their customers. The industry asserts that the premium spikes, which range from single-digit percentages to more than 200 percent, stem from a poor rate of return on their investments. They attribute the problem to the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates lower for longer, which ...
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  • Ford Recalls 1.5 Million More Cars Over Faulty Doors

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-Oct-2016

    U.S. automotive giant Ford has acceded to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s request to expand a recall of vehicles with faulty doors, reports USA Today. The defect involves doors that fly open when the vehicles are driven. Last month, the company issued the initial recall, and this month it has added 1.5 million more, an action that brings the number of total recalls to ...
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  • Joe Biden's "Cancer Moonshot": A Look at What the Research Will Focus On

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

    Vice President Joe Biden has proposed a Cancer Moonshot initiative that lists research areas for which the administration desires funding. If Congress approves the project, the monetary outlay will be over and above current funds designated for cancer studies. The initiative’s goal entails expediting progress against the disease through focusing on topics scientists find most promising. Here ...
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  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Insight About How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

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

    Approximately one out of every eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, presents an opportunity to acquaint women with the sobering prevalence of the malignancy as well as familiarize them with protective healthful lifestyle practices. While these preventive measures offer no guarantees, research shows they reduce the ...
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  • What You Need to Know About the Samsung Note 7 Recall

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

    If you own the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, you should stop using it immediately. The company has issued a global recall because the battery cells may catch fire and explode. This danger stems from an aspect of the phone’s construction that triggers overheating, the effects of which pose a particular problem with low-quality batteries. The recall means airlines won’t allow the phones ...
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