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Deaths from Recent Train Crashes – All Preventable

Unfortunately, 2017 started with yet another train crash. A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) commuter train crashed at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, injuring more than 100 passengers. Fortunately, the injuries were less serious compared to the crash at Hoboken Terminal in New Jersey on September 29, 2016, which killed one bystander, injured more than… read more

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The Killer on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve Drunk Driving Kills It is no secret that alcohol and driving is a lethal combination. One bad decision can lead to death, injury and destruction, not to mention a lifetime of regret. Nothing says Happy New Year better than the pop of a champagne. Combine that champagne toast with an open bar… read more

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Hazardous Holiday Season

Sadly there were three serious house fires on Long Island last week.  Many homeowners are very concerned about fire hazards in their own home following these recent tragedies.  There are many hazards linked to the holiday season. There is nothing more festive around the holidays than a live Christmas tree, gaily decorated with twinkling lights, the… read more

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Beware of Recalled Toys Still On Store Shelves

With the hustle & bustle of the holidays approaching, many parents and caregivers are scrambling to get their kids the hottest toys of the season. However, too many adults assume that if a toy has made it onto a retailer’s shelves, it is safe for children to play with. The sheer number of toys and… read more

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Is Your Hospital Safe…Where does yours rank?

Long Island Hospital Safety Grades Revealed  In the most recent survey, New York ranked 46th in the nation, down from 44th,  for hospital safety by  The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit watchdog organization. Leapfrog’s mission is to use their collective influence to foster positive change in U.S. healthcare.   The Leapfrog Group uses 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety that include things like injuries, accidents and infections. Numerical… read more

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It’s Real and Affecting Many…Election Stress Disorder

Adultery, sexual assault, walls to keep out Mexicans…the 2016 Presidential Campaign between Donald J. Trump, the Republican Party nominee, and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party nominee, has gotten downright dirty. Just when it doesn’t seem it can get any worse, it does. A recently released “Access Hollywood” clip featured  Trump bragging in vulgar terms about… read more

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Keeping Safe This Fall

The air is getting crisp and the trees are becoming splashed with brilliant hues of red, yellow, orange, and gold. Although the changing colors of autumn leaves are beautiful, when they fall to the ground they can become extremely slippery, especially when they become wet. Driving on Leaves Many do not realize that driving on… read more

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A Sober Assessment of High-Risk Drinking in College

College is in full swing, a time for new experiences, meeting people, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it is also a time of excessive drinking and dealing with its aftermath—vandalism, violence, sexual aggression, and even death. The statistics are harrowing. More than 1,800 students die each year from alcohol-related… read more

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Study Shows Deadly Teen Crashes Spike

A new federal study has found that teen drivers and their young passengers are dying at an alarming rate. The number of teenagers involved in deadly car crashes is rising for the first time in nearly a decade. New data from the American Automobile Association  (AAA) reveal a 10-percent increase last year in teen driving deaths…. read more

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