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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Cuomo signs law that aids responders with 9/11 illnesses


Gov. Cuomo approved a new law Monday to aid responders stricken with 9-11 health-related illnesses. Cuomo took a break from his annual motorcycle ride to Ground Zero on Monday to sign the legislation, which provides line-of-duty sick leave to those with conditions related to their response to the World Trade Center attacks. The measure, passed
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Monday, September 11, 2017

FREE Upcoming WTC Open Houses


Napoli Shkolnik PLLC will be hosting free and open-to-the-public World Trade Center Claims Form Open Houses in September and October. The events are organized to assist our 9/11 Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund clients complete their claim form packages. It is important to note that we cannot proceed without a completed claim form package. Our legal
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In Memory of September 11, 2001


The 16th anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks that struck New York on September 11, 2001, is here. In honor of those who lost their lives, those who served in the clean up and provided disaster relief, and all others who were affected by the terrible event, our legal team at the offices of Napoli
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Attorney general warns of ‘deadly’ pills


OPIOID CRISIS: Fentanyl pills seized during Western New York investigation. BUFFALO — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued an urgent public health alert about a dangerous and potentially lethal new drug that has made its way into Western New York. During the course of an ongoing, coast-to-coast investigation into drug trafficking in Western New
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Niagara officials react to AG’s fentanyl warning


County opiate task force will meet to consider further steps Niagara County officials are taking the discovery of fentanyl-laced pills that resemble prescription oxycodone pills in Western New York seriously, pledging today to devise steps to deal with the new threat. The information, revealed Thursday in a briefing by New York State Attorney General
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Weight Training Offers Many Benefits


Attorney Joseph Napoli is a partner at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in New York City. As an attorney, Joseph Napoli has experience with multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. While away from his career obligations, he enjoys weight training.

Committing to a weight training regimen isn’t just for individuals looking to bulk up their muscles. One major advantage is that muscle fights fat, according to a study conducted by Boston University researchers. The researchers found that type II muscle, which is built by lifting weights, improves overall metabolism.

In addition, weight training may lower individuals’ risk for diabetes. According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, men who routinely lifted weights for 150 minutes weekly reduced their risk for diabetes by 34 percent.

Weight training can also fight osteoporosis. Throughout the aging process, the loss of bone mass and muscle becomes more common. Just as muscles adapt to stress from weightlifting by becoming stronger, more bone is deposited as bones receive added stress.