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Health Tip: Why Should I Stop Driving?

Health Tip: Why Should I Stop Driving?

08/28/13

(HealthDay News) -- Aging and chronic health problems can adversely affect your ability to drive safely. If you have a chronic illness, poor vision or arthritis, for example, it's time to speak with your doctor. He or she may recommend that you stop driving.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says other factors that can impair the ability to drive safely include:

  • Having problems with memory and concentration, including forgetting where you are going, or getting lost.
  • Difficulty seeing at night.
  • Having a tendency to fall asleep at the wheel.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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