Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Link Between Playgrounds And Injuries

Children under 14 suffer playground-related head injuries at an alarming rate, according to a recent study. In the most exhaustive examination since 1999, the Centers for Disease Control found about 35 out of every 100,000 children who visit a playground fall and suffer a head injury, and the injury rate among children between 5 and

NTSB Eyes Key Errors In Troy Gentry Helo Crash

In a preliminary report, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded that the New Jersey helicopter accident that killed country music singer Troy Gentry may not have been “accidental” at all. Several hours before a scheduled concert, Mr. Gentry went up in a Schweizer 269C helicopter “to provide an orientation/pleasure flight to the passenger who

Monday, September 18, 2017

Are Energy Bars and Drinks Safe?

Energy bars and energy drinks are often touted as not only being the ideal way to give yourself a much needed burst of power, but also as being healthy meal alternatives or healthy snacks. However, energy bars and drinks may not actually be as safe as they’re advertised. In fact, multiple lawsuits have been filed

Friday, September 15, 2017

DoD, state tangle over water contamination reimbursement

State spending in response to the toxic chemical contamination that has poisoned the City of Newburgh’s primary water supply and private wells in the towns of Newburgh and New Windsor is $25 million and estimated to grow by another $26 million. What may be shrinking, however, is the state’s chances of recouping any of that

New Risks Come To Light Near 9/11 Anniversary

Almost at the same time as millions of Americans paused to remember the worst act of domestic terrorism in the country’s history, researchers at New York University Langone Health and NYU School of Medicine warned New Yorkers, and others, about the dangers of perfluoroalkyl-laced dust that flooded most of Manhattan and much of the Bronx

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

World Marrow Donor Day

This year, World Marrow Donor Day falls on Saturday, September 16 2017. The day serves as a great reminder of the importance of giving bone marrow, to raise awareness about the importance of donating blood marrow, and to thank donors worldwide. What Is Bone Marrow and Why Is Donating it Important? Bone marrow is the

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Significant Ruling in Bethpage Toxic Plume Litigation

A Nassau County Supreme Court Judge handed down a Decision today that clears the way for injured parties to continue their action against the Town of Oyster Bay for injuries the “Grumman” toxic plume emanating from the Town’s properties. Area residents have been exposed to a massive toxic plume emanating from Grumman’s local operations buried