By: Terry Graedon November 9, 2017 1 Comments
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    Are you taking medicines that might make you a dangerous driver? Most people now realize that driving and drinking do not mix. Alcohol impairs judgment and slows reaction times. It’s illegal to driv…

    By: Joe Graedon April 3, 2017 4 Comments
    How Bad is Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) for …

    Ask public health officials about hypertension and you will be told by the CDC that "about 1 of 3 U.S. adults--or about 75 million people--have high blood pressure." You will also learn that hypertens…

    By: Joe Graedon October 6, 2014 9 Comments
    Research Supports Munching Sunflower Seeds

    Q. I’ve read in your column that some people eat sunflower seeds to stay awake when they drive. This works, and I have proved it. I was a researcher at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administra…

    By: Joe Graedon August 21, 2014 3 Comments
    Which Popular Drugs Make People Dangerous Behind…

    Who would guess that a common over-the-counter medicine could affect driving even more than alcohol? Law-abiding citizens who would never dream of drinking and driving could be a hazard on the highway…

    By: Joe Graedon November 14, 2008 3 Comments
    Aleve Makes Her Drowsy

    Like other medicines, over-the-counter medications like naproxen or ibuprofen cause off-target (side) effects as well as on-target effects such as pain relief. However, you might have trouble tracking…