New York State and Long Island are seeing a huge increase in Flu Cases The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) collects, compiles, and analyzes information on influenza activity year round in New York State (NYS) and produces this weekly report during the influenza season (October through the following May). During the week ending …
Dangers of Driving in Snow
Make sure you are aware of the potential dangers on the road from ice, snow and winter weather before driving. When you decide to get behind the wheel of your car, you accept the responsibility for what happens while you are driving, so please pay extra attention when entering intersections and don’t always “assume” that the other driver can see you.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates about 35 percent of all weather related car accidents are caused by snow and ice and with more distractions than ever, drivers must pay attention on the roads and allow enough space to control any driving incident that may occur.
Snow Bank Dangers
As you can see from the photo, giant snow banks create a huge hazard when driving in the winter. You have to use extreme caution when entering or exiting a roadway that has a snow bank that is blocking your view. It is recommended that AFTER you come to a complete stop, you should slowly “inch” your car out until your view of oncoming traffic is no longer blocked. These hazards will remain until the snow melts, so keep this in mind when you are driving your car on Long Island to avoid a car accident. (more…)
FDA is requiring a new class warning and other safety measures for all gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) concerning gadolinium remaining in patients’ bodies, including the brain, for months to years after receiving these drugs.
Generic drugs may not provide an adequate level of protection to the patient.
On November 16th 2017, a federal jury in Dallas, TX told Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary DePuy that they need to pay six patients a total of $247 million due to hip implants that turned out to be defective. The verdict came as a result of finding that the hip implants used a metal …