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  • 5 Emerging Medical Technologies for 2017: Opportunities and Dangers

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 30-Jan-2017

    Technology constantly evolves, and some of the most exciting – and worrisome – innovations are poised to reshape the healthcare industry in the coming year. Here are five emerging medical technologies with great potential: Prosthetics. Soon, amputees will be able to use neural interfaces to control advanced prosthetics that afford a much greater and more realistic range of motion and ...
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  • How to Protect Your Kids from Winter Sports Head Injuries

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 27-Jan-2017

    Winter is a great time for outdoor fun if you don’t mind a bit of cold. But those who participate in winter sports like ice hockey, snowboarding, skiing, and ice skating must stay vigilant. As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website explains: “there are risks to pushing the limits of speed, strength, and endurance. And athletes who push the limits sometimes don't recognize ...
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  • Sensible Guidelines for Bike Commuting

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 26-Jan-2017

    Many people are eschewing traditional forms of transportation and commuting to work via a bicycle. Not only does biking help people stay fit and healthy, but this way of getting around also conveniently reduces your carbon footprint and helps you save on fuel costs. Keep the following safety information in mind. Bicyclists must follow the rules of the road. Pay attention to traffic signals and ...
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  • 6 Fireplace Safety Tips That Homeowners Forget Too Often

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 24-Jan-2017

    Winter means cozy gatherings around the fire, hot cocoa and stories of epic snowball fights. Many people decorate their fireplaces for the holidays and use them to keep warm during January, February and beyond. But how much do you, as a homeowner, understand about basic fireplace safety? If your knowledge is woefully limited, don’t be ashamed: you’re not alone. Protect your family from ...
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  • Sober Ride Program for Winter Parties

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-Jan-2017

    The beginning of the year promises to be a time of celebration – school dances, the inauguration, gala D.C. parties, etc. – but these fun events can be surprisingly dangerous. It’s not that these bacchanalia are unsafe; it’s what happens afterwards, such as DUI accidents on the road. When you plan to drink alcohol or otherwise “party hard,” strategize ahead of ...
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  • Preparing Your Car For Winter And Winter Driving Guidelines

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-Jan-2017

    Driving in the winter presents numerous serious (and underappreciated) hazards. Proper preparation, good judgment, and vigilance can help you steer clear of accidents this winter, but you can never really anticipate the actions of other drivers. Bearing in mind the evergreen advice taught by the Boy Scouts and others to “be prepared,” here are a few tips for a safer winter driving ...
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  • 2016 Car Accident Stats: A Retrospective Look

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 17-Jan-2017

    According to the CDC, the United States has the highest rate of motor vehicle crash deaths per 100,000 people at 10.3. Every year, the U.S. witnesses roughly 30,000 deaths and two million injuries from car accidents. This statistic is worrying on its own, but unfortunately the data collected from the CDC, NHTSA, and other oversight agencies also indicates that road deaths increased 7.7% between ...
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  • 5 Safety Tips for the Inauguration

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 17-Jan-2017

    As many Americans travel to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to witness the Presidential Inauguration ceremony, keep the following safety tips in mind if you plan on making this journey. Plan ahead. You’re going to encounter heavy traffic and very congested roadways. Washington, D.C. sees a great deal of regular tourist traffic during any other time, and the inauguration will amplify ...
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