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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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No Clowning Around on Long Island

Teen Chased at Knife Point. Several School Lockdowns. Police Issue Warning. The latest clown sighting took a scary turn when a 14-yr-old was chased after leaving Malverne High School in Nassau yesterday, police say.  The teen was approached from behind by a person who was dressed in a purple clown costume with a white mask, red wig and… read more

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Drivers Slow Down…Speed Cameras Proposed for LIE

Red Light, Green Light, Go Speed cameras should be explored for the Long Island Expressway, said a Nassau County official in reaction to nine people being killed in crashes on the road in the month of August alone. Nassau Comptroller George Maragos tweeted, “Something has to be done to eliminate this weekly sorrow. Perhaps speed cameras… read more

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Emergency Room Visits Increase When Children Go Back to School

Now that children have headed back at school, the reality is this month is one of the busiest of the year for local emergency rooms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries. Not only are many broken bones… read more

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Danger Lurks Throughout American Amusement Parks

The stories have been horrific. A ten-year-old boy was killed on August 7 during a ride on the world’s tallest waterslide. Caleb Schwab was sadly decapitated on the Verruckt raft ride at the Schlitterbahn WaterPark in Kansas City, Kansas. That same day, two riders were injured when a launch cable detached at the Top Thrill… read more

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