Nurse practitioners are key to safer nursing homes

Approximately 25 percent of nursing home residents suffer some form of harm when they are transferred to and from hospitals, according to a 2014 report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Arizona residents may want to know that an ongoing study indicates that nurse practitioners who employ evidence-based practices to enhance… read more

Artificial intelligence and diagnoses

Arizona residents may be interested in the claims of a tech entrepreneur who says that artificial intelligence will pay an increasing role in diagnosing patients’ conditions. This could be beneficial, as statistics show that medical errors kill far more people each year than do car accidents. However, according to Vinod Khosla, a founding CEO of… read more

Being Under 21 and Charged with a DUI in Arizona

While the minimum legal drinking age in Arizona is 21, instances of underage DUIs still occur. If you are under 21 and have been charged with driving under the influence, or if someone you love is in that position, you probably have some questions about what that means. Here are three things you need to… read more

Spreading awareness of childhood cancer

Arizona parents who have children with cancer know that it is a highly emotional issue. September is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month around the world, and organizations like the UK-based First4SeriousInjury promote it, with fundraising for cancer research and social media campaigns. Advocates say that parents who are dealing with cancer in a child… read more

Get a second opinion when diagnosed with a serious illness

In Arizona and other states, people who have been diagnosed with a serious illness may want to research other doctors and seek a second opinion. Friends and family could be helpful in recommending a doctor. The physician a person chooses should have experience with the particular disease with which they have been diagnosed. The doctor… read more

Fatality rate increased during first six months of 2016

Arizona motorists might want to take heed of a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and drive more carefully. According to the NHTSA, almost 18,000 people were killed during the first six months of 2016, and if the numbers continue, 2016 will have the largest increase in traffic fatalities in several decades. The… read more

Reducing the Associated DUI Emotional Conflict

According to “Arizona Motor Vehicle Crash Facts 2015,” alcohol-related accidents stripped this state of 266 living souls (1). Seventy-two of these deaths involved a vehicle collision with a pedestrian. Eighty-eight more people died due to DUI-related collision with a motor vehicle in transport. And although death is the most serious of consequences, drunk driving also… read more

Former Arizona firefighter facing criminal charges

A former Arizona firefighter is facing a raft of charges including counts of sexual assault and kidnapping after police in Glendale released a sketch of an alleged sexual predator and received a flood of calls. Police quickly identified and located the 52-year-old Phoenix Fire Department veteran, and officers say that he was subsequently taken into… read more

What to Do if Charged with a DUI in Arizona

Arizona penalties for driving under the influence are among the toughest in the nation. Even for a first offense, expect to spend at least 24 hours in jail, and up to 10 days. It is imperative to not waste any time in hiring an experienced lawyer to represent you. Implied Consent Law When you received… read more