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  • Raw Milk Cheese from Vulto Creamery Results in Deaths from Listeria Outbreak

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 25-Apr-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. Vulto Creamery recently announced a recall for all of the raw milk cheeses produced by its plant and suspended operations until the FDA's final Listeria inspection outcome and source are determined. Internal records indicated that the equipment and production plant received positive results for Listeria for 20 months prior to the ...
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  • Violent Video Games and Real Life (Part 2-Can Violent Games Cause Harm or Injury to our Kids?)

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-Apr-2017

    In our previous post, we discussed the science behind how violent video games can affect our children—how they may cause our children to act more aggressively without necessarily causing them to become violent or commit crimes. Now let’s look a little more closely at how game violence might affect our children directly: Can they cause our children mental, emotional or even physical ...
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  • Violent Video Games and Real Life (Part 1-Can Violent Games Cause Our Children to Do Harm?)

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

    Ever since the invention of the video game, the controversy a possible link between violent video games and real-life violent behavior has been raging. With every news report of a mass shooting or act of violence, particularly by the young, the debate rekindles. Do these games teach our children to become violent toward others? Let’s step back from the emotional factors for a moment and look ...
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  • GHSA Releases Pedestrian Fatality Data Report: What It Means for You

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

    The Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) recently released a report on its preliminary 2015 findings on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State. The numbers are both surprising and alarming. Let’s look at a few highlights from the report. Pedestrian fatalities are up an estimated 10 percent nationwide between 2014 and 2015. Twenty-six states reported increases in pedestrian ...
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  • April Showers Bring Flowers AND Make D.C. Roadways Treacherous: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 13-Apr-2017

    Spring has finally arrived, which means our roadways should now be safer to drive, right? Not so fast. Surprisingly, the Federal Highway Administration says rainy conditions account for 46 percent of weather-related crashes, as opposed to only 17 percent for snow and 13 percent for ice! Additionally, wet roads from rain, snow or ice contribute to nearly three-fourths of all weather-related ...
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  • Preventing Choking Accidents with Multiple Small Children at Home

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-Apr-2017

    Choking accidents pose a genuine threat for small children; in fact, the New York State Department of Health says choking is the fourth leading cause of death among children under 5. When you have a single toddler in the home, “choke-proofing” can be as easy as buying only age-appropriate toys and keeping smaller objects locked up and out of reach. However, how do you keep the home ...
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  • Giant Food Pulls Bagged Spinach after Live Scorpion Found by Customer

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 11-Apr-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. After notification from a local news station, Giant Food recently pulled their bagged spinach products from shelves. A couple from Maryland found a live scorpion in a recent purchase of bagged spinach, captured it, and returned it to the store.The customer asked Giant to stop selling the bagged spinach, but the store did not initially do ...
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  • Multi-State Investigation Continues as E.coli Infections from I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter Expand

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 31-Mar-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. According to the recently-posted update on the CDC website, multi-state outbreaks of Shiiga toxin-producing Escherichia coliO157:H7 (E.coli) infections are linked to I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter. Tracking of the recent outbreak began on March 7, 2017, when the company recalled all varieties of I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters and all ...
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  • 5 Dangers in the Home Hiding in Plain Sight

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

    Laundry detergent pods—those convenient dissolvable packets you just throw into the washing machine—have become extremely popular in recent years. However, who would have thought they could pose a danger to your child’s eyes? The New England Journal of Medicine recently released a bulletin stating that between 2012 and 2015, incidents of ocular burns from detergent pods in ...
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  • Takata Airbag Recall List of Vehicles Continues to Grow

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

    After years of scandal, millions of dollars in fines and even criminal charges, the Takata airbag fiasco doesn’t show signs of fading anytime soon. In January, automakers Ford and Toyota collectively added more than 1.3 million affected vehicles to the recall list for faulty airbag inflators. Since the first investigations began in 2013, Consumer Reports says that as of this month, the ...
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  • Staying Alive While on Spring Break: What You (or Your College-Age Kids) Need to Know

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-Mar-2017

    Spring Break is considered a rite of passage for many college students—a chance to blow off steam and gain new experiences. However, the holiday also presents a sizeable amount of risk, not just for regrettable actions, but for fatalities as well. Consider the following: Traffic fatalities in popular spring break destinations tend to increase by 9.1 percent over the weeks of spring break, ...
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  • St. Patrick's Day Accident Statistics-and How to Stay Safe During the Holiday

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 16-Mar-2017

    St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is one of America’s best-loved holidays for drinking, and not just among the Irish. Unfortunately, that fact also points to a dramatic increase in safety risks. Before you indulge in multiple pints of green beer this year, take a look at the following St. Patrick’s Day statistics, compiled from WalletHub and the National Highway Transportation Safety ...
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  • Driving Dangers of Slush: How to Stay Safe

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 15-Mar-2017

    At the end of a snowstorm, when the roads begin improving and the melting starts, many people assume the driving dangers are past. In fact, driving in slushy conditions after a snowstorm can be just as dangerous as driving during the storm itself. Here’s why: The physics of driving in slush are complicated and counterintuitive. Slush is in many ways a very different animal than snow and ice. ...
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  • Daylight Saving Time Safety Tips

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 14-Mar-2017

    This Sunday, we set our clocks forward one hour to observe Daylight Saving Time. While this annual “spring forward” ritual seems harmless enough, studies show several possible safety risks associated with the time change. Consider the following: According to a study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, there is a 10 percent increased risk of having a heart attack during the days ...
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  • Five New Safety Habits to Adopt in 2017

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

    As we go through life, personal safety should be our constant goal in an ever-changing and sometimes uncertain world. The following five habits can keep you safer in 2017. Use real-time alert apps. Your smartphone can be a useful tool to help you avoid dangerous situations. Use a mapping app with real-time traffic to avoid heavy traffic and accident scenes. Weather apps alert you to incoming ...
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  • Concussions in Football: What's Changed over the Past Two Years?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 22-Feb-2017

    In 2015, the movie Concussion starring Will Smith helped rekindle an important discussion in football regarding whether the sport is doing enough to minimize the risks of concussions. Younger players, especially at the high school and collegiate levels, may be especially at risk for long-term brain damage if concussions are not properly detected or treated. Let’s look at some the recent ...
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  • Physics Behind Why Driving in Sleet and Freezing Rain Can Be So Deadly

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 21-Feb-2017

    Within minutes, sleet and freezing rain can create the most hazardous of driving conditions, often leading to expensive and even fatal vehicle accidents. Let’s look at the physics behind two dangers that can make driving in sleet or freezing rain a potentially deadly proposition. Traction Freezing rain occurs when precipitation falls as rain but freezes upon hitting the surface. Sleet ...
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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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  • Another Local Food Recall: Route 11 Potato Chips Recalled for Salmonella Risk

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

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. According to the FDA website, Route 11 Potato Chips recently announced a voluntary recall of one of its products, the popular Sour Cream and Chive Potato Chips, with BEST BY DATES of 2/9/17 through 6/10/17. The potato chips contain Salmonella-infected powdered milk, presumably produced by Valley Milk Products of Strasburg, Virginia, ...
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