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The New York Times recently published a timely warning about the potential for ice to fall from NYC buildings and injure pedestrians. On December 22, New York police closed three blocks of Central Park South to cars and pedestrians as ice fell from towers and crashed to the ground and…

Pregnancy can be a time of anxiety as much as it is one of hope and wonder. As a pregnancy progresses, changes occur in a woman’s balance and center of gravity. The idea of suffering a slip and fall accident while pregnant is a frightening one for the expectant mother…

Using Airbnb, New York residents are able to rent out their home, apartment or condo to overnight guests. This service has become extremely popular. According to reporting from Forbes, as of July 2016, there were 41,373 active Airbnb listings in NYC alone. Listing a property on Airbnb can be a…

Statistics on the number of slip and fall injuries that occur each year show that falls are a serious public health problem. For example: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 2.3 million emergency room trips annually due to falls, 662,000 of which result in the victim being admitted to the hospital….

A fall can lead to serious injuries or death, especially among older adults. In 2010, 2.3 million nonfatal fall injuries among older adults (age 65 and older) were treated in emergency rooms and more than 662,000 of these patients were hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports….

About 10 people die from unintentional drowning on a typical day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. On average, two of the victims are children 14 years old and younger. Small children are especially vulnerable to drowning, especially around pools and spas. According to the U.S. Consumer Product…

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