Category Archives: General

How Much Sun Can Our Four-Legged Friends Tolerate?

The American Humane organization recommends the following safety tips for keeping your pets healthy and happy during summer months: Never leave your dog in parked car; the temperature inside of a vehicle can quickly become unbearable, even on cool summer days. It is against the law to leave your pet unattended in a hot car -->

Before You Begin Cyber Monday Shopping Brush Up on Cyber Safety

Did you know 143 million Americans had their secure information (SSN#, DOB, name, and address) compromised by the Equifax security breach? And hackers were able to access the username, DOB, and email address for 3 billion Yahoo users. With the threat of data breaches becoming increasingly prevalent and cyber Monday in full swing, keep the following -->

5 Surprising Ways Divorce Can Affect Health and Safety

For some the divorce process is amiable and ultimately liberating, but for others the process can profoundly affect almost all aspects of daily life. Here are five surprising ways divorce can affect health and safety: Anxiety It is common to experience anxiety and depression throughout the divorce process. While you may feel you have a -->

EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Recall

The EpiPen auto-injector is one of the most widely used allergen-symptom control devices in the United States. EpiPens are used to treat allergic reactions, including life-threatening anaphylaxis. On March 31st the Food Drug Administration alerted consumers of a nationwide voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. devices distributed between Dec. 17 2015 and July 1 -->

Tell Congress To Protect Your Rights

The House of Representatives has passed a series of bills that may make it nearly impossible for individuals to hold large organizations and corporations accountable for wrong doings. The proposed legislation if passed by the Senate, could eliminate a patients’ right to seek justice in the event abuse, neglect, or misconduct occurs in a hospital -->

Black Friday Shopping Safety Tips

Are you braving the mall this year on Black Friday? Here are a few simple steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle accident with a crazed shopper: 1) Plan your day and your route the night before. This way you can print out coupons prior to leaving (instead -->

Free Blood Testing for City of Newburgh Residents after Water Contamination Revealed

State officials are offering Newburgh’s 28,000 residents free blood testing in a response to the PFOS contamination. PFOS is a chemical linked to cancer and other serious health issues. In May 2016 the city of Newburgh declared a state of emergency after it was discovered the city’s water source no longer met the U.S. Environmental -->

Mail and Wire Fraud, Please Read and Share

Finkelstein & Partners was first notified of a mail/wire fraud scheme associated with he firm in 2014. Letters circulating in the U.S. and abroad were/are sent from a fictitious company: Finkelstein & Partner: International Trust Company. The letters claim the recipient has won or inherited money, and in order to receive that money must provide -->

The Indian Point Radioactive Water Leak, What Hudson Valley Residents Should Know

Indian Point Energy Center, located in Buchanan New York, is a nuclear power plant that produces roughly 34% of the state’s electricity. The plant has been a long time target of criticism from multiple fronts. Environmentalists speculate the plant’s water removal system has killed approximately 60% of the river’s alewives (a type of fish). Government -->