Preparing for Winter Heating Season

Carbon Monoxide Free Winter Heating Season Preparing for the winter heating season must include preventing carbon monoxide poisoning, which must start with carbon monoxide detectors and comprehensive furnace maintenance.By Rebecca Martin October…

Comprehension Deficits after Brain Injury

Comprehension Deficits Are the Big Picture Stuff Newer research and better assessment is informing the connection between brain injury and comprehension deficits.By Rebecca MartinToday I would like to explore what we are learning about…

Slumlords Continue to Endanger Tenants

Landlords or Slumlords: Cities Fighting Back Slumlords take advantage of legal procedures for evictions while ignoring codes that require proper maintenance endangering tenants. Today we look at slumlords in several major cities to help illustrate…

Muddled Mess of Illegal Urban Apartments 

Illegal Urban Apartments Can be Deadly Illegal urban apartments are the products of greed, poor regulatory control and lack of awareness of problems that come from adapting marginal spaces for human occupancy.By Rebecca MartinThere…

Chicago Apartment Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Apartment Carbon Monoxide Deaths strike Chicago’s South SideTwo are left dead in an apartment carbon monoxide poisoning in the Chicago's Little Village neighborhood with four others hospitalized.This Friday, September…

Illegal Basement Apartments - Landlord Greed

Greed the Reason for Illegal Basement Apartments The Landlord Greed of illegal basement apartments spelled death after Ida, in similar ways to CO cases.By Rebecca MartinThe recent deaths of East coast residents from flooding due to…

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning while Boating

Hidden Dangers Result in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning while Boating Carbon monoxide poisoning while boating results from design flaws in boat exhaust which are not clearly obvious to most boaters.By Rebecca MartinIn recent years the speed…

Loss of Smell Changes Life

Loss of Smell - Profound Sensory Loss Loss of Smell is a profound sensory loss that subtly can impact the joy of life, disrupt taste and leave a survivor with ongoing disability.By Rebecca MartinA recent article in the New York Times…

Covid Brain Dysfunction Must be Tackled

A Future Adapting to Covid Brain Dysfunction Covid brain dysfunction is a real challenge going forward as Covid can damage brain cells, as well as disrupt emotions and increase anxiety.By Rebecca MartinI would like to talk about the…

Urban Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Urban Populations at Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide poisoning disproportionately impacts minorities and the poor because of the greed and nature of urban landlords.By Rebecca MartinWhy are people in certain demographics…