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What Is the Arizona Motorcycle Helmet Law?

With more than 188,000 registered motorcycles in the state as of 2017, bikers have good reason to wonder about the requirements for helmet use in Arizona. Given the serious danger of head injuries among bikers, 19 states and Washington, D.C., have already passed laws requiring all bikers to wear a helmet while on the road. Under the Arizona motorcycle helmet law, bikers under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet at all times while operating or riding the motorcycle. So, under the current law, drivers 18 and over are not required to...
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Keyless Cars Carry a Significant Risk of Carbon Monoxide Exposure

In the last few years, dozens of people have died in accidents involving carbon monoxide exposure. A recent report from the New York Times found that at least 28 people have died in accidents caused by carbon monoxide poisoning after failing to shut off their vehicles. At least 45 others have been injured in these types of accidents during the same span of time. Keyless cars, which allow drivers holding the electronic key fob to activate the cars at the push of a button, make it easy for a driver to walk away without realizing...
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Is Texting and Driving Illegal in Arizona?

Texting and driving is illegal in every state except for Arizona, Missouri, and Montana. Arizona lawmakers have been struggling to pass a ban on texting while driving for more than a decade, and 2018 may be the year they finally do it. This legislation can prevent car accidents and keep drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists safer. Early in February 2018, Senate Bill 1261 passed through the Senate Committee on Transportation and Technology. Senate Bill 1261 would fine drivers caught reading, writing, or sending text messages between $25 and $99 for a first offense, and between $100...
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Symptoms of Whiplash After a Car Accident

Whiplash is one of the most common types of accident injuries. Whiplash happens when the force of an accident causes a person’s head to move forward and backward extremely quickly, putting strain on the neck. The sudden movement causes the ligaments of the neck to strain or sprain, causing the condition known as whiplash. Whiplash most often occurs in a rear-end car accident, but it can happen any time when the neck is quickly jerked further than it should be. Usually, whiplash will resolve itself in time, but the healing process may take several months...
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Do Montessori Techniques Help Elders with Dementia?

As an increasing number of people fall prey to Alzheimer’s, the struggle to find not only a cure, but a way to manage the symptoms becomes more urgent. One possibility lies in a method typically used in an educational setting. The Montessori method was developed about a hundred years ago as a way of educating children. In recent years, it has been applied to the treatment of Alzheimer’s, with some promising results. Good News for Families and Friends of Alzheimer’s Patients A 2006 study by the D.C. Office on Aging concluded that Montessori methods were...
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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia is a condition where a person suffers widespread pain in the muscles and bones, along with trouble sleeping and problems with mood and memory. It is an unpleasant and difficult condition in which the sufferer experiences a variety of symptoms. We hope to tell you a little about these symptoms and give you some insight into the causes and treatments of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia sufferers experience widespread pain, often a dull ache that lasts for at least three months. Fatigue is another common symptom of fibromyalgia, because even though fibromyalgia sufferers often sleep for long...
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Why Are Chronic Pain Support Groups Helpful?

Chronic pain sufferers often have to deal with more than the physical pain of their injury or illness. They also have to deal with the emotional toll of their condition, which can make them more prone to depression and other conditions. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, or if you have a loved one who is suffering from chronic pain, you are probably feeling a lot of uncertainty right now. What can you expect in the future? Where can you go to get the best treatment? How can you cope and deal with your new...
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Self-Driving Car Accidents in Arizona

In recent years, self-driving vehicle technology has become increasingly commonplace, not just in Arizona, but across the United States and across the globe. In fact, the popular ride-sharing service known as Uber recently began using autonomous vehicles in various cities after a brief testing phase. Arizona, specifically, has been a “hot spot” for self-driving vehicle testing, likely due to the state’s reputation for a dry, stable climate. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for the first self-driving-vehicle fatality to occur in Arizona. It sparked nationwide concerns about self-driving car accidents. Fatal Self-Driving Uber Accident On Sunday,...
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Chronic Pain and Depression

Living with chronic pain can be exhausting. It’s not easy to deal with the wide range of symptoms, which can include headaches, back pain, cancer pain, arthritis pain, and pain that’s caused by nerve damage. It can be difficult to cope with the range of symptoms and treatments for chronic pain, which can sometimes seem to do little to help. On top of that, chronic pain can lead to depression or worsen existing depression. If you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact the personal injury...
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Best Guide for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

What Is the Show All About? This year’s Tucson Gem and Mineral Show runs for two and a half weeks, from January 27 to February 11, 2018. Almost 4,000 trade companies will be gathering in town, representing every continent across the globe. Over 40 locations around town will be displaying gems, minerals, rocks, and fossils. The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is the largest show of its kind in the world. Tucson Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Showcase Saturday, Jan. 27—Sunday, Feb. 11. Some Individual shows have different dates and times. Locations are all over Tucson....
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