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Drivers at Risk for Mental Illness?

Photo: Flickr user Bjørn Bulthuis

March 23, 2016

"No matter the cause ... being involved in an accident can leave lasting mental scars. Being in a wreck—or even seeing one—can cause enough stress and anxiety to become a diagnosable mental illness, like acute stress disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)." Read more in Deborah Lockridge's All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: Driver Health

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, March 23, 2016 6:20 AM | » Comments(3)

Sleep Apnea in Truckers Continues to Confuse

Are doctors going overboard in sending drivers for expensive sleep studies?

September 25, 2015

Are doctors going overboard in sending drivers for expensive sleep studies? Deborah Lockridge explores this topic in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Medical Examiners, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Drivers, Driver Health

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, September 25, 2015 5:48 AM | » Comments(6)

Article Explores One Doctor's Foray into Truckstop Medicine

January 20, 2015

All That's Trucking: The latest blog post looks at how an old-fashioned country doctor is serving drivers at a Virginia truckstop.

Tags: Driver Health, Truckstops

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2:54 PM | » Comments(0)

Do Drivers With Sleep Apnea Have to Use a CPAP Machine?

October 13, 2014

For patients with obstructive sleep apnea, a malady affecting many truck drivers, the standard treatment has long been the C-PAP device, a continuous positive airway pressure. But many find it cumbersome, and some companies market oral appliances to treat the condition. Will they meet new federal guidelines for treating apnea?

Tags: Driver Health, Sleep Apnea, Regulations

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(21)

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