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August 2018

Posted On 08/29/18

What Is Secondary Drowning?

It’s August, which means that the summer swelter is in full swing in Arizona. Chances are, you and your family take any opportunity you can to cool off. For many local families, this means visiting community or backyard pools to swim and enjoy some lazy days before school starts again. Each summer, we hear news stories warning about the dangers of secondary drowning. This mainly occurs in novice swimmers, like children. While you may have heard horror stories about dry drowning on your local news channel, you may not fully understand what the term means, or how you can prevent it. Here’s everything you need to know. What Is Secondary...

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Posted On 08/22/18

What is Dry Drowning?

As summer heats up in Arizona, families are looking for any way to beat the heat. As a result, area pools and lakes are filled with people looking to cool off and enjoy what’s left of the season. Around this time of year, we hear stories about people, primarily children, suffering from “dry drowning”. What does this term mean, and should you be concerned? Here’s what to watch out for – and how to prevent dry drowning from happening to your child. Dry Drowning Explained Dry drowning occurs when a child inhales water through the nose or mouth. This can cause a spasm in the airway that leads to difficulty...

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Posted On 08/21/18

Arizona Swimming Pool Liability Laws

Swimming pools are a fact of life in Arizona, given our sunny, hot climate. Unfortunately, drowning is the leading cause of injury death for children between the ages of one and four. In 2011, this age group represented more than half of the 32 drowning fatalities in the state. The vast majority of these deaths — 81 percent — occurred in a swimming pool. Surviving a near-drowning is also dangerous, since being underwater too long can result in brain damage. To address this problem, Arizona requires every residential property owner with a pool to implement strict safety measures. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) urges all pool owners to...

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Posted On 08/15/18

Arizona Victims of Sexual Assault Can Now Break Their Leases Without Penalty

Victims of sexual assault often have a long road to recovery ahead of them. Even after the physical injuries heal, victims of sexual violence must recuperate mentally and emotionally, a process that can take several months or more. Previously, victims could face impediments to this recovery process for practical reasons, such as being stuck in a lease with their abusers. Now, a new Arizona law aims to change all that: learn about the new law and how victims can effectively get away from their abusers by reading below. New Options for Victims of Sexual Violence Starting in August, any Arizona residents who endured sexual assault in their apartments or rented...

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Posted On 08/08/18

5 Tips for Summer Driving in Arizona

Summer can be one of the most dangerous times for driving in Arizona, especially as monsoon season sets in. This volatile season means that weather can change in an instant and can bring everything from high winds and torrential rainfall to dust storms. However, monsoons aren’t the only summer driving hazard in the state. Follow these simple summer driving tips to protect yourself and your family in Arizona this season. Get Your Air Conditioning Serviced Few places in the country get hotter than Arizona in the peak of summertime. As such, it’s essential to check on your air conditioning systems once a season. Lack of air conditioning on a hot...

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