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Ambien and Drowsy Morning Driving

You tossed and turned last night, so you got up and took a zolpidem (brand name: Ambien). Finally, sleep! As you hop into your car the next morning -- coffee in hand -- that Ambien still isn’t in your system. Or is it? View Full Post


Child Safety: Head Injury From Toppling TVs

It’s summer and -- like every year -- we’re seeing the annual rise in children’s injuries and deaths. The most common causes are drowning (#1), followed by bike accidents, falls and motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents. View Full Post


When Are Stents Used to Treat Blocked Arteries?

On Tuesday former President George W. Bush underwent a heart stent procedure to treat a blocked artery, a procedure performed on about 500,000 patients per year in the U.S. The blockage was found during his annual physical. View Full Post


Kid’s Safety: Worst Foods For Choking

A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics highlights the most dangerous foods for choking -- and the ones that lead to the most ER visits. According to the study, over 12,000 children under the ages of 14 are seen in the ER every year for choking on food. Children under the age of 4.5 are most at risk, with those under twelve months accounting for 40% of the choking incidents. View Full Post


How Reliable Are Due Dates?

After weeks of anticipation, royal baby watch is finally over! Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed their son at 4:24 PM, weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces. View Full Post