Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Thanksgiving’s the No. 1 day for cooking fires: is your home safe?

When you live in an apartment building or condo complex like millions of New Yorkers, you rely on your neighbors to engage in safe behavior. Unfortunately, your often-unknown neighbors could…

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‘Black Friday’ shoppers beware: inadequate security can harm you

Five years ago, a 34-year-old temporary security guard with one week on the job was trampled to death by a “Black Friday” crowed at a Walmart store in Valley Stream,…

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Can we prevent bike wrecks with no consistent criminal penalty?

An editorial called “Is It O.K. to Kill Cyclists?” by a biking enthusiast and contributing editor for the lifestyle and fitness magazine Men’s Journal was recently published in the New…

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What can you do if your property is filled with toxic chemicals?

After 35 years, history in Niagara Falls’ Love Canal neighborhood seems to be repeating itself. Residents had been assured that the 21,800 tons of industrial hazardous waste once dumped in…

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Slip-and-fall accidents put seniors at high risk of brain injury

You may be surprised to learn that falls are the No. 1 cause of non-fatal traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. According to the Centers for Disease Control, slip-and-fall accidents are…

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Olympian Lochte sidelined after excited fan gets through security

For a celebrity, even an encounter with the friendliest, most innocent fan can be hazardous if it’s a surprise. Unfortunately, five-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte learned that the hard…

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