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SHOCKING: Patients Injured By Surgical Tools

Date: 05 Jan 2016
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The FDA recently identified and released a safety communication to health care providers who treat patients for intravascular procedures. The devices in question are used in these minimally invasive vascular procedures: Catheters Guidewires Balloon angioplasty catheters Implant delivery systems These types of devices have special lubricated coatings, hydrophilic and hydrophobic, to reduce the friction between […]


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Mother Survives Car Crash but What Caused Her Death Minutes Later?

Date: 02 Dec 2015
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A tragedy, sadly could have been avoided. Sunday morning, 25-year-old mother who survived a car crash has died after going back to the vehicle to grab her purse, police claim. Long Island mother of a three-year-old girl, Brittany Leith, was left completely safe and uninjured when her Nissan hit the center median and flipped over […]


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What Hoverboard Brand is Safe?

Date: 01 Dec 2015
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Hoverboard Safety Concerns Parents Must Know. Tipped to be one of the most desired holiday gifts this year is the hoverboard.Parents need to be aware of the many risks purchasing a hoverboard and to understand that this activity could be seriously unsafe with fire and injury risks at stake. In yesterday’s news a Louisiana woman said her son’s […]


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More Mexicans Leaving U.S. to Return Home

Date: 19 Nov 2015
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According to a new study more Mexicans are leaving the U.S. to return home than arrive here, ending the largest wave of immigration in modern American history.  The Pew Research Center found that more Mexicans have been leaving America to return to their home country in recent years than arriving here. It based the study […]


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CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK

Date: 16 Sep 2015
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This week is Child Passenger Safety Week.  On Saturday, 9/19/15 throughout Connecticut there will be Car Seat Inspections Stations setup for the public to get their child car seats checked for safety.  Below is a list of locations in Connecticut. 1. Watertown Police Department 195 French Street Watertown, CT 06795 Phone: 860-945-5200 Contact: Officer Rivera […]


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ARE CAMERAS MAKING YOU SLAM ON YOUR BRAKES?

Date: 03 Sep 2015
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A new study has found that red light cameras result in a significant increase in the number of rear-end accidents. When drivers spot a red light camera while approaching a yellow light, they suddenly slam on their brakes in effort to avoid being caught by the camera. Drivers behind them may not be anticipating this, […]


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25 Shocking Medical Mistakes

Date: 18 Aug 2015
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CNN featured this Saturday a documentary on the 25 most shocking medical mistakes. CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE CNN’s VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/bZ5ccp82YMA Make sure you are aware of what you can do to not become a victim. Did you know that over 6,000 American licensed doctors have been fired from hospitals due to medical errors in […]


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Dead Man Walking?

Date: 12 Aug 2015
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With the growing popularity of smart phones, the risk of distracted walking is expanding. Between texting, headphones and internet surfing, walkers can easily be distracted while entering or attempting to cross a busy intersection. This could cause a potentially fatal pedestrian accident. Within the first half of the year so far approximately 150 people have […]


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CT Tightens DUI Laws

Date: 01 Aug 2015
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Starting July 1st, Connecticut enacted a new law in efforts to prevent drinking and driving and will have zero tolerance for first-time offenders. The new law will make all DUI offenders install a device that interlocks their ignition. Previously this device was only made mandatory for repeat offenders. First-time offenders are forced to have the […]


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Take a Stand. Pledge to End Drunk Driving!

Date: 21 Jul 2015
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(203) 332-7700 asks that you take the SoberDrivers Pledge! A simple pledge that can save lives. Take action today!According to Sober Nation, a non-profit proactive organization that promotes sober driving, alcohol is involved in about 40% of all fatal car crashes. One person is killed every half hour due to drunk driving, and each year […]


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