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A Lawsuit That Saved Lives and Improved the Health of Us All

In 1969, attorney Ward Stephenson from Orange, Texas agreed to take on the case of a man named Clarence Borel. At the time, Clarence, who for over 30 years worked as a laborer/insulator in Texas refineries and shipyards, was fatally ill with pulmonary asbestosis and mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer. In October of 1969,… read more →

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Surge in Cyclists and Walkers as Pandemic Continues

You may have noticed an increase in walkers and cyclists in your town in the last eight weeks.  There has indeed been a significant increase in both. In fact, many bike shops in the region are reporting record sales of new bikes leading to supply shortages, as well as record levels of repair orders. Why… read more →

Medical Madness During the COVID-19 Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across Connecticut and the nation, many, including the President, have suggested therapies that may or may not be safe or supported by clinical evidence. On March 19th, President Trump suggested that two antimalarial drugs, chloroquine, and hydroxychloroquine, offered great potential as a treatment for those sickened by… read more →

COVID-19 and the Rush to Identify Effective Treatment Strategies

With spiraling death rates and economic chaos spreading, scientists and drug manufacturers around the world are scrambling to find treatment options that can stop COVID-19. These efforts are laudable to be sure.  They also carry risks. The primary risk is that a drug(s) or treatment(s) will be rushed into use without adequate testing. And as… read more →

Pedestrian Deaths Rise Sharply in Connecticut

Pedestrian deaths in Connecticut and around the U.S. have been rising for years. For Connecticut, 2020 is off to a very fast and deadly start. According to the Hartford Courant, “the Governors Highway Safety Association project(s) that the U.S. pedestrian death toll for all of 2019 was 6,590, the highest in more than 30 years.”… read more →

Four Dangerous COVID-19 Cleaning Compounds…and More

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages across Connecticut and the region, wipes, hand sanitizers and other products are in very short supply. The shortages are leading many consumers to make their own sanitizing concoctions. First – what is safe and effective if used with care? According to the World Economic Forum, products containing bleach, alcohol or… read more →

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Tips for Protecting Your Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic continues to menace Connecticut, many parents are understandably worried about the health and safety of their children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommendations you should follow.  We offer them verbatim here: Steps to protect children from getting sick: Clean hands often using soap and water… read more →

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Would You Know What to Do If Injured on A Construction Site?

If you’re ever injured in a construction accident, the important thing to remember is that temporary disability or workers compensation benefits will likely be less than the amount you earned while working. What’s more, there may be an entity other than your employer responsible for your injuries. Safety is a shared responsibility on construction projects…. read more →

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Is There a Solution for Drowsy Teen Drivers

Research now shows that drivers who are sleep deprived are as dangerous as drivers who have had three or four drinks before getting behind the wheel. Put another way – a drowsy driver is essentially a drunk driver. Did you know teen drivers are particularly prone to this problem? Researchers now believe later school start… read more →

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