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  • 3 Dangers of Over-Exercising and Overtraining

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

    While regular exercise results in better physical and mental health, over-exercising carries certain risks. You undoubtedly have heard tragic stories of deaths that have occurred during overzealous training. Here are some dangers involved in excessive workouts: Adrenal Fatigue Overtaxing the body through too much exercise can produce adrenal fatigue. In this condition, the adrenal gland stops ...
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  • Tragic New Jersey Commuter Train Crash Results in Multiple Injuries and One Death

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

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. Breaking news stories of a tragic commuter train accident this morning in New Jersey are currently headlining the news. Apparently, the crowded train crashed into a platform inside the Hoboken terminal, killing at least one person and injuring as many as 100 commuters, several of them seriously. Rescue personnel believe that all victims ...
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  • Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Eggo Waffles Recalled for Listeria Monocytogenes

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

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. A breakfast staple for many families, 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles are being recalled by the Kellogg Company due to discovery of Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product, Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat waffles, was distributed to 25 states, including our local area of Maryland and Virginia. There are no reported illnesses to date from ...
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  • Apple Tree Goat Cheeses Recalled for Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

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

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. In yet another food safety recall, Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, Pennsylvania recently recalled the following products: Feta cheese aged 60 days lot #836, Gouda Cheese aged 60 days Lot #426, Pasturized chevre Lot #816, in 5 lb. or 8 oz., French Herb Chevre Lot #736 in 8 oz. Or 5 lb. According to the recall notice posted on the FDA ...
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  • Blue Bell Ice Cream Returns to Grocery Stores, Then Quickly Issues New Recall Due to Listeria

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

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. Shortly after Blue Bell Ice Cream returned to grocery stores, a new voluntary recall was issued by the company due to a risk of Listeria monicytogenes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Listeria monocytogenes is acquired by eating contaminated food and is extremely dangerous for frail or elderly people, ...
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  • Playground Safety for Gen X Parents

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 23-Sep-2016

    As a parent, you have probably wished countless times that an owner’s manual came with your child. Many situations can arise that make a mom or dad uncertain about how to respond wisely, and the wildly contradictory “expert advice” that bombards parents can be a maddening aggravation in its own right. Here are some sticky problems you may encounter on a playground. How to Handle ...
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  • Skateboard Safety Statistics Parents of Teenagers Should Know

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

    Teenagers may consider skateboarding harmless fun, but safety statistics relating to the sport prove otherwise. A lack of awareness of the dangers can have dire consequences. The discussion below provides some sobering statistics as well as safety guidelines. Injury and Death Statistics The Hospital for Special Surgery reports that nearly 75,000 skateboarding injuries occurred in the United States ...
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  • Back to School Sports Safety Tips

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

    When school starts in the fall, students look forward to participating in sports such as football, soccer and cheerleading. While these activities are an enriching part of the educational system, they present certain health risks. Here are some tips to keep in mind to reduce the chance of adverse effects. Get a Pre-Participation Examination The National Athletic Trainers’ Association ...
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  • 7 Things You Should Do If a Loved One Needs Emergency Hospitalization to Prevent Medical Errors

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

    Medical errors occur can occur at any time during an emergency hospitalization. While some errors are the result of the complexity of the health care system, others may stem from an array of factors. Here are some measures that can help keep your loved ones safe when they need immediate medical care. Keep an up-to-date list of the medications your family members take, so you can grab this list at ...
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  • How to Find out Whether Your Kids' Toys Have Been Recalled [and What to Do About It]

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 16-Sep-2016

    Every year, manufacturers and oversight agencies recall hundreds of kids’ toys due to choking hazards, high lead levels and other problems. You can find out about these recalls by checking government databases as well as perusing sites that offer expert advice about children. Since the issues that lead to recalls can cause serious harm, always take these warnings seriously. The overview ...
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  • CDC Summarizes Hepatitis A Outbreak Related to Tropical Smoothie Cafe Strawberries

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 16-Sep-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. In a new post on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website today, the CDC summarizes the Hepatitis A outbreak that is connected to imported frozen strawberries used by the Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Although the contaminated strawberries were removed from the restaurant on August 8, 2016, new cases of Hepatitis A continue ...
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  • The EpiPen Price Spike [and Its Aggressive Backlash]

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

    The cost of EpiPen, the injection used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions in children, recently skyrocketed from $100 to $600. In response to the public furor that ensued after this hike, Mylan, the product’s manufacturer, announced it would offer coupons that provide up to half the expense "for patients in health plans who face higher out-of-pocket costs." In addition, ...
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  • Eye Opening Labor Day Weekend Safety Statistics

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

    How sad that a holiday that celebrates the acts of resting from toil and spending time with family so often ends in tragedies for so many Americans every year. According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 438 fatalities likely occurred on the nation’s highways during the three-day Labor Day Weekend. The Council bases its estimation on an upward trend in traffic deaths that started ...
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  • 102 Reported Hepatitis A Victims from Tropical Cafe Smoothies

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

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. As I have reported since the initial Virginia outbreak of Hepatitis A linked to Tropical Cafe Smoothies, the ongoing investigation has now spread to seven states and 102 people, of which 39 have been hospitalized. As of today, no deaths have been reported. As of September 9, 2016, victims from seven states have been identified. Virginia - ...
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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones Are Dangerous: Stop Using Them Now

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

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone has been the subject of several safety concerns following issues with the phone batteries overheating or catching fire. On September 2, 2016, Samsung issued a global recall of an estimated 2.5 million phones, after admitting knowledge of about 35 incidents involving phone batteries. Previously, three ...
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  • FDA, CDC Join State and Local Health Officials in Investigation of Hepatitis A Outbreak

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 2-Sep-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. As I have been reporting for the past several days, the ongoing investigation into the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow and has now been reported in seven states: Virginia (59 cases) Maryland (6 cases) West Virginia (5 cases) North Carolina (1 case) New York (1 case) Oregon (1 case) Wisconsin (1 case) In ...
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  • CDC Now Leading Investigation of Hepatitis A Outbreak from Frozen Strawberries Used in Smoothies

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

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. As the recent Hepatitis A outbreak from frozen strawberries used by Tropical Smoothie Cafe has continued to spread, 69 victims are now confirmed in six states. Although the majority of infected patients are from Virginia, other states now included are Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. The Centers for Disease ...
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