The Fourth of July is less than a week away. Some residents may host parties and use fireworks. Some party hosts may consider buying fireworks. Firework stands are starting to pop up all over Pima County. The key is to know the laws before you light anything. The state of Arizona does allow the sale of certain types of fireworks. They include sparklers, smoke devices and novelties. Aerial fireworks are not allowed in the state, they include sky rockets and jumping jacks. Also there are restrictions on the use of fireworks. In Oro Valley and Marana you can buy fireworks and use them
The mother of a teenager who died from cardiac arrhythmia last year is blaming his death on Monster Beverage, alleging in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that his death was caused by habitually drinking the company’s energy drink. Nineteen-year-old Alex Morris went into cardiac arrest during the early morning hours of July 1 and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The lawsuit filed in California's Alameda County Superior Court alleges Morris would not have died if he did not drink two cans of Monster’s energy drink every day for the three years before his death, inclu
Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities – such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service animals are working animals, not pets. Service animals are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities. Businesses that serve the public must allow people with disabilities to enter with their service animal. • Businesses may ask if an animal is a service animal or ask w
It's natural to be afraid when you're in danger. It's natural to be upset when something bad happens to you or someone you know. But if you feel afraid and upset weeks or months later, it's time to talk with your doctor. You might have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a dangerous event, such as war, a hurricane, or bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you. PTSD can happen to anyone at any age. Children get PTSD too. Also, you don'
A child's brain injury is felt by the whole family. It changes the way a family works and challenges even the strongest relationships. Having a child with a brain injury causes overwhelming stress for parents. Financial difficulties. Changes in roles or jobs. Disrupted family time and social activity. Parents frequently report that having so many responsibilities creates little or no time for each other. All this can lead to a loss of closeness and intimacy. The good news is, statistics show that parents of a child with a brain injury are no more likely than other couples to break up. In