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House Doctor: April 2012 Archives

Over-Medicated Seniors

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Seniors may be living longer ... but that doesn't necessarily mean they're living well. Doctors may be prescribing older patients too many pills, and a recent U.S. report concludes that over-medication does far more harm than good. House doctor Brian Goldman looks at the issue.

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Controversial Pill Keeps ER Docs Alert

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Sleep deprivation was once seen as a right of passage for young doctors and nurses. Now, it's recognized as a cause of medical errors that could put your life at risk. House doctor Brian Goldman says many health professionals are now turning to modafinil to stay awake and alert on the night shift.

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Should Older Drivers Face Restrictions?

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

It's commonly accepted that ability to drive safely decreases with age. But an article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says older drivers may be getting a bad rap. House doctor Brian Goldman takes a look at the issue.

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