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The FDA has issued  notice to doctors: an ingredient in roughly two-thirds of prescribed sleeping pills in the US is causing people to remain drowsy the next morning—increasing the risk for driving accidents and similar problems. Women are more adversely affected, as their bodies process the drug even slower than men’s do. Doctors are now […]

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Home Safety: Fall Protection

October 31, 2012

Did you know? Bone density isn’t as cut and dry as advertised: it waxes and wanes with the seasons, with altitude (if you move), varies by race, and there isn’t a good standard of comparison (machines that measure bone density aren’t all made the same, and calibration isn’t standard either: your best bet is sticking […]

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Whether you’re an adult attending a party or a kid trick-or-treating, it’s important to stay safe on Halloween, a holiday that offers a lot of opportunity for trouble. Here are some tips to keep in mind: Costumes If you live somewhere cold, try and incorporate warmth into your costume—a wig, hat, long sleeves or pants. […]

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