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What Are the Costs of Assisted Living in Arizona?

If you or someone you love is about to make a move to assisted living, cost will be a factor in your decision. Assisted living comes in a range of costs and levels of quality, and it’s important to be aware of what you can expect. This helps you predict costs well enough for budgeting purposes and estimate the quality of an assisted care facility. The median monthly cost of care in an assisted living facility in the United States is $3,750, while median costs for a semi-private room in a nursing home are $7,148....
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What to Do at a Tucson DUI Checkpoint

If you’re driving around the right part of town at the right time of night, you might come across a DUI checkpoint. These checkpoints were instituted a few years ago with the goal of reducing the number of drunk drivers on Tucson’s roads. Drunk driving claims far too many victims every year, and this is one way to reduce that total. What You Should Do at a Tucson DUI Checkpoint If you are ever stopped at a DUI checkpoint, you may wonder what you should do and how you should conduct yourself. This article will...
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Best Guide to Motorcycle Classes in Tucson

Maybe you’re a new motorcyclist, or maybe you’re a licensed motorcyclist who is trying to cut your motorcycle insurance rates. If you’re a new motorcyclist, you’re going to need a Class M motorcycle license. Completing a motorcycle course exempts you from the written and road tests for the license. No matter what your situation, a motorcycle safety course can reduce your rates for motorcycle insurance. This article will give you all the information you need about signing up for courses and what you can expect once you’ve signed up. That’s why we think this is...
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Red-Light-Running Drivers a Source of Frustration for Tucson Residents

Drivers who run red lights are always a problem, but the intersection of Orange Grove and Thornydale is a major headache for Tucson drivers lately. With traffic being diverted there from the construction site on Ina Road, the problem is worse than ever. Left turns against the red light are especially common. It’s gotten so bad that the Marana Police Department is having a hard time conducting enforcement on the intersection. This is because when multiple vehicles run the red light, the officer on the scene is able to stop only one of them. If...
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Ultimate Guide to Safety on Tucson Bike Routes

Bicycling is an amazing source of exercise. And with some of the highest rates of sunny days in the United States, Tucson is a great place for it. Tucson is the home of The Loop and a number of other beautiful cycling routes. In this article, we offer you tips to keep yourself safe on Tucson’s roads by providing information about biking gear, riding skills, and cell phone use. We also give you resources to explore the city by bike. While you might ride for fun, or to commute (or both), it’s important to be...
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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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