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Your pilot is nodding off — should you be worried?

Your pilot is nodding off — should you be worried?

A recent “Sleep In America” poll found that a quarter of pilots feel sleepy on the job. Another 60 percent nap on the job, and 20 percent feel they have made serious errors as a result of sleepiness.

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

Booze, sleeping pills — the wrong combination

Booze, sleeping pills — the wrong combination

“Beer and valium, that’s how I sleep. Works every time, a perfect night’s sleep.” So said an actor friend of mine, who often had trouble “coming down” after a play and used this cocktail three or four times a week. Yet often alcohol plus sleeping pills do not “work.” Thirty percent of American women use some kind of sleeping pill each week, but combinations are rarely remarked upon — though clinically common. Studies of them are relatively sparse, as researchers tend to look at one drug at a time.

November 26, 2011 | Posted in Key Health | Read More »

Al Pacino in Spandex biking on Longboat Key

Al Pacino in Spandex biking on Longboat Key

The bicycle sign debate of late raises an issue of both danger and tolerance. And perhaps the emphasis has been all wrong

March 20, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »