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Medication Errors on the Rise, but They Can Be Prevented

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Medication errors occur when a mistake is made in prescribing, dispensing or taking a drug. These errors are surprisingly common in America and are on the rise, as an estimated four out of every five adults use prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs or dietary supplements during any given week. Medication errors can cause serious injuries and even death. And something else you should Read More >>

“Home Sweet Home” Starts With Our Fall Safety Check

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Home is where we should feel most safe and secure. Home is where we celebrate with friends and family, raise our children and grow old with those we love. “Peace – that was the other name for home,” wrote poet Kathleen Norris. But too often that peace is shattered by unintentional injuries. You should know more about these top three household dangers and how to prevent them. Click here to read Read More >>

Road Safety Tips for Teen Drivers Heading Back to School

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Labor Day weekend is over and summer is in the rearview mirror. New backpacks are crammed full of the tools of learning: laptops, books, pens, pencils, notebooks and more. But what about the tools young drivers need to stay safe on the road? These tips can help the teen drivers in your life get from home to homeroom in one piece. Click here to read the Newsletter Read More >>

Dept. Of Health & Human Services Audit Shows Nursing Home Sexual & Physical Assault Is Underreported

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More than 25% of possible physical and sexual abuse against nursing home residents apparently went unreported to police, according to a government audit that cites Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring notification immediately. Click here to read the Newsday Article Read More >>

Licensed Home Health Aide Accused of Beating Elderly Veteran in Her Care

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Island Home Care Agency licensed home health aid and practical nurse Areatha L. Pickens accused of beating elderly paraplegic Theodore Darden. Click here to see the exclusive News 4 story. Read More >>

Long Island Nurse is Sentenced for Filing False Records

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Riadel Manzano, a former director of nursing at Woodmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center  was sentenced after being convicted of a felony for filing false records. She provided a New York State Department of Health investigator with false records showing that the Woodmere nursing staff adequately monitored a resident who sustained serious injuries after falling repeatedly. Click here to Read More >>

These Justice Organizations Lead the Fight to Protect the Safety, Rights of All Americans

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Every year for the Justice Served Awards issue, we celebrate injured people and their families who have stepped up to make America a safer, more just nation. This year, we’re shining a bright light on the organizations that tirelessly support and advocate for all Americans. Click here to read the Newsletter Read More >>

Beware the Insurance Company Three D’s: Delay, Deny, Defend

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When you buy insurance, you’re buying security. In exchange for your hard-earned dollars, you trust the insurance company to be there when disaster strikes, to shoulder a potentially devastating financial burden. But too many insurance companies care more about profits than policyholders. They employ shady tactics to keep from paying legitimate claims, a practice we call The Three D’s. Click Read More >>

Adults Are Key to Preventing Playground Injuries

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School’s out for summer, and kids are bursting to get outside and hit area playgrounds. No surprise then that June is a particularly dangerous month for playground injuries. Before you let those kiddos loose, learn how adults are the key to playground safety with tips on equipment, clothing and safe behavior. Click her to read the Newsletter Read More >>

Bikers, Walkers Threatened By Increase In Distracted Driving

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April showers have given way to May flowers, encouraging walkers and bicyclists to get out and enjoy the weather. Long walks and leisurely bike rides can be a perfect way to soak up the sun, but busy streets with distracted drivers can be an accident waiting to wreck a lovely day. Unfortunately, when drivers are distracted, pedestrians and bikers often pay the price. This month, you should know Read More >>