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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 »

Are vitamins too much of a good thing?

Are vitamins too much of a good thing?

Vitamin — the word itself conjures up healthiness, something vital for life. Without them we can’t live. But can we have too much of them? Yes. Just like we can have too much food

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

Getting the perfect nap, part I

Getting the perfect nap, part I

Naps are back in the news. Air traffic controllers, pilots, truck drivers and your average citizen are falling asleep in droves — with sometimes fatal results. For a chronically sleep deprived population, can naps restore and rebuild? Yes

May 20, 2011 | Posted in Key Health | Read More »