Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever symptoms

Although 60 percent of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever cases occur in other areas of the country, Arizona residents who spend large amounts of time outdoors are at risk of suffering the disease. If this disease, which is caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsia, is not treated quickly, it can be potentially fatal. Rocky Mountain Spotted… read more

Being misdiagnosed with Lyme disease

Arizona residents who were diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease should be aware that misdiagnoses of this condition are increasing. Some people who have been diagnosed with this disease may not actually have it, so their health is being compromised when doctors prescribe them expensive and often dangerous treatments. Typically, chronic Lyme disease symptoms include a… read more

What to know about Arizona sexual assault statutes

In the state of Arizona, a person may be charged with sexual assault by having sexual intercourse of oral sexual contact with another person without consent. If the victim is under the age of 15, there may be harsher penalties for those who are convicted of the crime. In some cases, verbal threats or other… read more

Unnecessary testing for some breast cancer patients

Women in Arizona and throughout the country who are treated for early-stage asymptomatic breast cancer might be getting more tests than needed according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology The ASCO, in conjunction with the American Board of Internal Medicine, has recommended against routine surveillance tests… read more

Common mistakes that college students make

Whether you are a soon-to-be college student or the parent of one, it helps to educate yourself about common mistakes that college students make. The first mistake has to do with finances. Big surprise, right? Being foolhardy with credit cards Credit cards are easy to use. They are easy to abuse, too. In fact, just… read more

Improperly administering blood thinners can cause deaths

Arizonans might think about hospitals as settings in which medical malpractice happens, but this type of negligence also frequently happens in nursing homes in the state. One of the types of medical errors that frequently occurs in nursing homes is the improper administration of blood thinners such as Coumadin to elderly patients. Blood thinners like… read more

About collapsed lungs

Arizona residents should be aware that if they sustain trauma to their chest, it could cause a collapsed lung. The collapse of a lung, or pneumothorax, occurs when a buildup of air that has leaked into the area between the chest wall and lung begins to exert pressure on the lung, causing it to collapse…. read more

Tips for helping your child with a DUI charge

Different parents have different reactions when they find out their children have DUI charges. One parent may be understanding and sympathetic and want to work with the child to ensure safe driving in the future. Another parent might get angry and say things like, “How could you be so stupid?” In fact, many parents react initially… read more