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Randy Appleton

Segway-Riding Tourists Sometimes Suffer Serious Injuries

A common sight in Washington DC in the summer these days is tourists riding rented Segways to see the sights on and around the Mall. In one recent tour group, a tourist from New Zealand fell on her Segway when […]

Jim Lewis

Government Shutdown Endangers Americans With Closure Of Regulatory Agencies

A recent USA Today article discussed how the recent cutbacks and job furloughs related to the government shutdown are endangering the safety of large swaths of Americans. While the FAA has ensured that air-traffic controllers stay on the job and […]

Rick Shapiro

With the summer swimming season upon us, know what to look for in drowning cases.

With the summer upon us it is important to remember pool safety and how to spot distressed swimmers and drowning children that you may encounter while in the water. Lifeguards are trained to…

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Virginia Boating Safety Compliance Deadline Approaching

If you operate a motorboat (of 10 horsepower or greater) in the State of Virginia and are 40 years old or younger, state law requires that you have completed boater education classes and are…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Strokes are the #1 cause of disability in the United States.

A stroke occurs, somewhere in the United States of America, every 40 seconds. Stroke kills an average of 137,000 people annually. It is the fourth leading cause of death in our country, and the…

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Another reason to be wary of energy drinks.

Energy drinks are everywhere, in the stores, on television, and to an increasingly alarming rate, in the hands of teenagers and young adults across the country. With recent controversies over…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Are annual checkups profit centers for doctors?

Getting ready for that annual checkup? Recent studies suggest that women may want to save that insurance deductible for when they actually need it. A report published December 10, 2012 by…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

I knew traffic was detrimental to my health!

The next time you say “this commute is killing me”, you may be right. Work traffic, highway gridlock, and long commutes are causing driver’s stress and increased health…

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A new kind of healthcare?

What if health insurance was similar to that of reserving a rental car?

You sign on to a Web site, answer a few personal questions about your current age, home address, family, income and…

Jim Lewis

So, do we need the yearly physical or not?

Next time you head to the doctors for that routine checkup, you may want to think twice. Research over the last few decades has shown that the annual physical is not only pointless, but…